The purpose of this Guide is to increase awareness among IPPC contracting parties, e-commerce stakeholders and different international organizations about the potential phytosanitary risks associated with e-commerce trade of plants, plant products and other regulated goods and to provide guidance to reduce the incidence of pests and other phytosanitary risks associated with cross-border e-commerce trade. This guide will provide guidance and implementation resources for NPPOs and e-commerce stakeholders to address the issue of plants, plant products and other regulated articles sold through e-commerce and distributed through mail and courier pathways.
The Process for the Development of IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Guides and Training Materials outlines the stages, methods and processes that guide the development and revision of implementation resources under the auspices of the IPPC Secretariat.
2018-05: Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) added the e-Commerce Guide to the List of Implementation and Capacity Development Topics (priority 3)
2020-03: Submission form and draft Outline approved by IC and posted to the International Phytosanitary Portal
2020-07: CPM Bureau raises the priority level of this guide from 3 to 1, as per recommendation of IC
2020-07: new IC Lead for the Pest Status Guide identified
|Submission for a Guide on e-Commerce (2017-039_e-Commerce)||Link||03 Apr 2020|
|Draft Outline: IPPC e-Commerce Guide for plants, plant products and other regulated articles (2017-039)||Link||05 May 2020|
|Draft Outline: IPPC e-Commerce Guide for plants, plant products and other regulated articles (2017-039)_Compiled Comments||Link||15 Jul 2020|