New Call for Trade Cases to receive support from the project - "Rolling out Systems Approach Globally: sharing tools for enhanced application of Systems Approach and market negotiation on plant pest risk" (MTF/INT/336/STF STDF/PG/503)

Posted on Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 15:22
Deadline on Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 23:55

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is calling for Trade Cases for specific commodities or pathways that would benefit from short, strategic assistance for:

  • Mapping out phytosanitary risks and phytosanitary measures to be undertaken along the production chain or pathway
  • Documenting stakeholder opinions on the likely efficacy of phytosanitary measures
  • Communicating a systems approach to be followed to different stakeholders
  • Developing trade proposals
  • Preparing for market negotiations

The trade cases will receive technical and facilitation support from the project “Rolling out Systems Approach Globally". The project is funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by the IPPC Secretariat, in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (ICL).

The implementation of the cases will involve successful trainees from the training course for potential facilitators on the use of the Beyond Compliance tools that was completed in June 2019. More details on the Rolling out Systems Approach Globally and Beyond Compliance Tools project are provided in the “More Information” section below.

Deadline: 8 January 2020

Who can apply?

National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs), Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) and regional plant health entities wishing to strengthen their capacities to improve market access for specific high-priority trade cases.

While guidance and support in implementing the pest risk management decision support tools will be provided, applicants will be expected to provide human resources to carry out the actual work.

How to apply

Applicants should:

AND

Any questions on the submission of trade cases prior to the deadline, and/or the complete Trade Cases template and fully executed Letter of Commitment should be submitted to with the subject line “Trade Cases for Beyond Compliance project:

  • Ms Ketevan Lomsadze, IPPC Secretariat Implementation Facilitation Officer (ketevan.lomsadze@fao.org)
  • With copy to : Ms Megan Quinlan, ICL (m.quinlan@imperial.ac.uk)

The deadline is 8 January 2020.

Selection Criteria

The nominations will be reviewed by the project steering committee and selections will be made based on the:

  • characteristics of the Trade Case (e.g. complexity, disagreement between trade partners, use of Systems Approach, need for equivalent measures);
  • commitment of the applicant group to progressing the trade proposal through to negotiation, in an evidence-based and systematic manner;
  • written evidence that the applicant understands and commits to providing the human resources (staff time) needed to carry out the in-country work required as part of this trade case in collaboration with external partners who are providing guidance and support to this project;
  • diversity of countries covered (geographic area, development status) and type of Trade Cases.

Only the representatives of the selected Trade Cases will be contacted by the IPPC Secretariat once the nomination has been confirmed. Your submissions are welcome and we look forward to having a fruitful exchange of experiences in disseminating the Beyond Compliance tools.

More Information

The selected Trade Cases will become part of the project “Rolling out Systems Approach Globally", which is funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by the IPPC Secretariat, in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (ICL).

This project aims at adapting and introducing a series of decision support tools. The tools can be used by NPPOs to map production chain associated pest risks; design and evaluate risk management options; and facilitate stakeholders’ common understanding of the phytosanitary measures that need to be applied to meet import requirements for market access.

The Beyond Compliance approach and related pest risk management decision support tools facilitate the implementation of a systems approach by:

  • allowing for the consistent mapping of phytosanitary risks along production chains;
  • identifying relevant phytosanitary measures; and
  • facilitating stakeholders’ understanding of steps to be taken for successful market negotiations.

The Beyond Compliance Tools, developed under another STDF-funded project (STDF/PG/328), provide practical support to improve pest risk management approaches to meet plant health needs in trade.

An eBook about the development and use of these tools can be found at: www.standardsfacility.org/sites/default/files/Beyond_Compliance_eBook.pdf