ePhyto is short for “electronic phytosanitary certificate”. An ePhyto is the electronic equivalent of a phytosanitary certificate in XML format. All the information contained in a paper phytosanitary certificate is also in the ePhyto. ePhytos are produced in accordance with ISPM 12 including Appendix 1.
The IPPC ePhyto Solution consists of three main elements):
• A central server (Hub): to facilitate the transfer of electronic phytosanitary certificates between NPPOs, either from and to their own national electronic system or by using the generic system described below.
• A Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS): a web-based system that can produce and receive ePhytos, to allow countries that do not have a national electronic system to produce, send and receive ePhytos.
• Harmonization: the structure and transmission of ePhytos will follow a harmonized format through the use of standardized mapping, codes and lists.
Please visit www.ephytoexchange.org for all information and documentation related to joining the IPPC ePhyto Solution.
|Doc #||Title||Files||Publication date|
|Guide to Joining the ePhyto Hub||En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh Link||14 Jun 2018|
|1||A brief history and developments of ePhyto||En||06 Nov 2020|
|2||A Global ePhyto Feasibility Study||En||12 Feb 2015|
|Guide To Joining the ePhyto GeNS||Link|
|4||ePhyto Hub - Frequently Asked Questions||En||19 Feb 2015|
|12||Report on the pilot of the hub||En||25 May 2018|
|6||Factsheets||Link||05 Feb 2016|
|13||United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - Workshop on Implementation of e-SPS and Automation for Agriculture Trade Facilitation||Link||09 Jan 2017|
|5||Standards and Trade Development Facility Project (STDF/PG/504)||Link||17 Jan 2017|