Contracting parties are responsible for the distribution of information within their territories regarding regulated pests (Article IV.3(a)), and they are required to the best of their ability, to “conduct surveillance for pests and develop and maintain adequate information on pest status in order to support categorization of pests, and for the development of appropriate phytosanitary measures. This information shall be made available to contracting parties, on request.” (Article VII.2(j)) .

Database of pest report - all the official pest report can be found in the database.

Pest bulletin - The Pest Reports Bulletins are monthly summaries on Pest Reports submitted by countries.

IPPC Guides and training materials

  • NRO Guide - This new NROs guide offers technical instructions on how to upload and update NRO reports on the IPP and includes CPM approved NRO procedures and nomination forms for the IPPC Official Contact Point and IPP editor. It is currently available in English, French, Spanish, as well as in Russian and Arabic. This guide is special designed for IPPC Contact Points and IPP editors. Detailed example of creating and updating a pest report can be found from item 2.5 which include two parts: creating a new pest report and updating and existing pest report.
  • National Reporting Obligations (NROs) e-learning course - e-learning courses is designed to help Contact points better understand NROs. It is intended mainly for IPPC Contact points and IPP editor. It is also recommended for other Phytosanitary specialists. There are 5 modules including general, official contact points, Pest reporting (Basics and editing) and List of pests.
  • The NRO Year of Pest Reporting - In July 2014, during the first meeting of the National Reporting Obligations Advisory Group, it was agreed that each year would be dedicated to a different national reporting obligation. After CPM-11, the periods starting in April 2016 and leading up to CPM-12 becomes the “NRO year of Pest Reporting.” During the year, there are 11 NROs updates which provided detailed information regarding pest report.
  • The NRO workshops - From 2011 to 2019, The IPPC Secretariat arranged series of workshops to explain national phytosanitary information exchange obligations, and to train official contact points and nominated information officers in using the IPPC website to meet these obligations.
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This reference standard is a listing of terms and definitions with specific meaning for phytosanitary systems worldwide. It has been developed to provide a harmonized internationally agreed vocabulary associated with the implementation of the IPPC and ISPMs.