Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat
The IPPC Secretariat is collecting background information on the implementation of Pest Free Areas (PFAs) in countries as requested by CPM 1. This survey has been sent to national IPPC contact points and they have been requested to complete this survey on-line. The link below provides copies of the letters sent to the IPPC contact points, and a paper version of the survey to faciltate data collection before the survey is completed on-line.
The new deadline for submission is 30 November 2006 (the deadline has been extended).
The IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for nominations of experts to take part in drafting international standards and diagnostic protocols.
Documents are now posted in English, French and Spanish. To access more information and documents for the call, click on the link "Call for nominations 2007" below.
Deadline for submission of nominations is 15 September 2007.
Four draft specifications for ISPMs were approved by the Standards Committee in November 2007 for member consultation. Specifications outline the content and scope a future International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) and provide the expert drafting group with directions on what to consider while drafting the ISPM.
To access the specifications and other related documents, click here: Draft specificatons for consultation
If you have problems downloading the files, they can be obtained from the IPPC Secretariat upon request by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consultation period of 60 days ends 18 February 2008
A call for topics for the standard setting work programme is being made. Topics for new or revised ISPMs may be submitted, as well as topics for diagnostic protocols and phytosanitary treatment areas. Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2007.
To access documents for the call click on "Call for topics 2007" below.
Draft ISPMs for member consultation through the regular standard setting process are now available in English, French and Spanish.
To access the draft ISPMs, click on the link "Draft ISPMs 2007" below.
The draft diagnostic protocol for Thrips palmi is now available for member consultation through the fast-track standard setting process.
To access the draft, click on the link "Thrips palmi fast-track" below.
Fourteen (14) draft irradiation treatments are now available for member consultation through the fast-track standard setting process.
To access the draft treatments and information documents for the consultation, click here: Draft irradiation treatments
The member consultation period of 100 days ends 31 January 2008.
Following ICPM-7, an Electronic Certification Working Group (ECWG) is to be established to formulate policy recommendations regarding electronic certification to be presented to the CPM in April 2006. The group’s tasks will include developing a statement of basic principles for electronic certification, modelled on the brief statement made by Codex Alimentarius, and identifying any challenges involved in implementing electronic certification from the perspectives of NPPOs, exporters and importers. A meeting of ECWG, hosted by the Netherlands, will take place in January 2006.
Note: “electronic certification" is taken to mean the issuing of phytosanitary certificates by the certifying exporting authorities ...
Submissions are being solicited for the following types of phytosanitary treatments:
Treatments associated with wood packaging material for inclusion in Annex I of ISPM No. 15 Treatments for fruit flies Irradiation treatments that are alternatives to methyl bromide in the following categories: - treatments for forest products - treatments for thrips and/or mites on fruit and vegetables - treatments for whiteflies, thrips and/or mites on cut flowers. Deadline for submissions is 15 September 2007.
To access the documents for this call click on "Call for treatments 2007" below.
As an outcome of the OEWG on Building National Phytosanitary Capacity, the following papers were produced:
a draft concept paper on national phytosanitary capacity which included a definition of phytosanitary capacity; a draft strategy based on situation analysis and in which six strategic areas were identified as priorities; and a draft operational plan (these papers are also available as annexes to the report of the OEWG on BNPC) as well as a paper on mentoring as it relates to phytosanitary capacity building and aid effectiveness principles for phytosanitary capacity building analogous to those outlined in the Paris Declaration on Aid ...
The IPPC Secretariat is currently advertising a 12 months project post in the area of information exchange capacity building. Please see the link below for further details.
The deadline for applications is 04 November 2008.
As outlined in the IPPC Standard Setting Procedure, a biennial call for topics for the IPPC standard setting work programme is being made. Topics being solicited include the following:
new topics for ISPMs new components to existing ISPMs, such as supplements, annexes or appendices revision/amendment of adopted ISPMs, supplements, annexes, appendices or glossary terms pests for which a new diagnostic protocol should be developed new topics for phytosanitary treatments (e.g. fruit flies, irradiation, etc.), for which specific information and data will be called for at a later date. Please review the relevant documents (available electronically on the International ...
Please note that the meeting of the Open-ended Working Group for the Development of an IPPC Capacity Building Strategy has been re-scheduled to take place 8 - 12 December 2008 at FAO Headquarters in Rome.
Anyone interested in attending the meeting should adjust their plans accordingly.
An invitation letter is available on the following page: NPPO invitation.
More information regarding this meeting will be posted as it becomes available.
Phytosanitary treatment submissions are being solicited for heat treatments for fruit flies.
The submissions should include all of the information required and outlined in ISPM No. 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests), available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/id/13399?language=en.
National Plant Protection Organizations and Regional Plant Protection Organizations can respond to this call and are requested to submit their treatment submissions by the IPPC Official Contact Points to the IPPC Secretariat no later than 15 October 2009.
These submissions will be considered by the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT). General considerations on temperature ...