Since 2010, the IPPC has considered e-commerce an emerging pathway in relation to pests associated with trade of plants and plant products. Many products traded via the internet escape phytosanitary scrutiny and measures thereby presenting a phytosanitary risk. During CPM-9, the IPPC adopted a recommendation on Internet Trade (e-Commerce) 014/14.
The objectives of the special topic session on e-commerce were to:
During this session, the latest initiatives on e-commerce by international organisations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Custom Organization and the Convention on Biological Diversity were presented.
For the first time, key stakeholders from the private sector, namely Global Express Association (federating the main carriers such as DHL, Fedex and UPS) and eBay, one of the major e-traders, provided their views and received recommendations to take phytosanitary considerations into account in their activities.
The Plant Protection Organizations of Australia and the Republic of Korea shared their experiences of awareness raising and technologies to manage phytosanitary risks through e-commerce. All speakers convened in a panel to discuss concrete activities to further implement the IPPC recommendation on e-commerce. CPM 12 requested that the Bureau consider a way forward during its June 2017 meeting.
You can find the detailed programme, speakers and presentation files below.
Welcome address by the IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia (Jingyuan.Xia@fao.org)
The video of the session will be available here
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|GEA ppt for IPPC Korea 2017||En||27 Apr 2017|
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