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Call for case studies related to e-Commerce and plants, plant products and other regulated articles in international trade

Posted on Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 23:02

Deadline on Fri, 10 Sep 2021, 23:55

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting case studies for inclusion in the IPPC e-Commerce Guide for plants, plant products and other regulated articles in international trade (2017-039).


This call is intended to solicit case studies that may be used to enhance content of the IPPC e-Commerce Guide for plants, plant products and other regulated articles in international trade (2017-039), which is currently under development.

We are looking for detailed examples or stories that describe an issue related to e-Commerce and the activities that were undertaken by the NPPO to address the challenge, including: outcomes, impacts, lessons learned and plans to enhance future e-Commerce activities.

Scope of the e-Commerce Guide

The IPPC e-Commerce Guide will provide practical solutions to assist national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) in managing the pest risk associated with international e-Commerce trade. It will focus on electronic transactions that lead to the international movement of plants, plant products and other regulated articles, particularly those that follow non-traditional distribution patterns (i.e. business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer transactions). It will also offer guidance to assist NPPOs to strengthen cooperation and communication with other relevant border agencies and to improve collaboration at a national level in order to facilitate low risk trade while ensuring phytosanitary requirements are met.

Additional information about this guide is available at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/guides-and-training-materials/development-guides-and-training-materials/e-commerce-guide-2017-039/.

Who can submit case studies?

National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPO) and Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPO) are invited to submit case studies for consideration.
Please note that submissions will be reviewed by the IPPC Secretariat and Working Group experts and only those recommended for inclusion will be published. Submissions will be selected using the following criteria:

How do I submit a case study?

Please use the case study template (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/88093/) for guidance in preparing your submission and provide one or two high quality photographs (300 dpi) to illustrate the case study.

Please send an email from your IPPC Official Contact Point to the IPPC Secretariat ([email protected]) with the completed submission form and photographs in attachment.

In the subject line of your email, please indicate your [COUNTRY NAME] and “Case study for e-Commerce Guide”.

Deadline: Submissions are due 10 September 2021.

Further information:

Please contact the IPPC Secretariat ([email protected]) if you have any questions or would like more information.

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