IPPC OEWG on Electronic Certification Workshop, 7-10 June 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on IPPC Phytosanitary e-Certification's was convened in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from Tuesday 07 June to Friday 10 June, 2011. OEWG discussed and established a work programme to seek agreement on an International Plant Protection e-Certification standard for inclusion in ISPM 12.

Electronic phytosanitary certification is the authenticated and secure electronic transmission of phytosanitary certification data, including the certifying statement, from the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the exporting country to the NPPO of the importing country. It was being developed on a on a bilateral basis as a possible alternative to traditional paper certificates. However, without harmonized international guidance, the possible systems for certification was extensive. The OEWG objectives were:

  • To determine the standardized contents (data elements) of the electronic phytosanitary certificate.
  • To determine the standardized process of a secure and authentic transmission of the electronic phytosanitary certificate from an exporting NPPO to an importing NPPO.
  • To determine how to get the standardized elements of electronic phytosanitary certification accepted and widely used.
  • To determine how to make the standardized elements of electronic phytosanitary certification available to all NPPOs.
  • To determine the necessary elements for a smooth transition from paper to electronic certificates.
  • To establish a work program and organize an international forum for 2011-2012 to face all challenges identified during the meeting, with the ultimate aim of producing a draft Appendix to ISPM 12:2011.

The meeting documents and reports of the working group are posted below.

Title Files Publication date
CPM 5 Decisions - Phyto eCert Work Programme En 16 Feb 2011
Invitation letter to OEWG on IPPC Electronic Certification En 27 Apr 2011
Agenda En 01 Jun 2011
Participants List En 31 May 2011
Documents List En 03 Jun 2011
Local Information En 19 May 2011
ISPM 07 Link 19 May 2011
ISPM 12 Link 19 May 2011
Additional declarations En 31 May 2011
Re-export En 31 May 2011
Update on WGs_Presentation - June 7 2011 En 01 Jun 2011
Product Presentation - June 8 2011 En 01 Jun 2011
Application of Business Rules to an XML Schema - NAPPO Documentation of Use Cases En 03 Jun 2011
Single Window Mexican Foreign Trade - 'VUCEM' NPPO of Mexico En 03 Jun 2011
Korea Electronic Certification System - Korea En 03 Jun 2011
Global Standards - United Nations Centre of Trade - Facilitation and Electronic Business - Australia En 03 Jun 2011
Electronic Certification - Australia'™s eCert En 03 Jun 2011
Electronic Certification - Case Study '“ Australia'™s eCert En 03 Jun 2011
Review of Workshop Goals En 03 Jun 2011
Single Window - Korea Customs Service & World Customs Organization'™s experiences En 03 Jun 2011
Kenya's Experience - Kenya En 03 Jun 2011
Electronic certification - Use of codes for treatments - Nico Horn - Netherlands En 03 Jun 2011
NZ Phyto XML Schema En 06 Jun 2011
Using XML - New Zealand En 06 Jun 2011
Custom Service Single Window - Korea En 09 Jun 2011
Summary of Ottawa Meeting Working Group Results - Canada En 15 Jun 2011
Attendee Expectations Ecert OEWG Korea - New Zealand En 15 Jun 2011
General principles of electronic certification June 2011 - New Zealand En 15 Jun 2011
Botanical names Data tables Phyto E-cert Korea June 2011 - New Zealand En 15 Jun 2011
Ecert-NAPPO Schema Representation Use Cases - for distribution - NAPPO En 15 Jun 2011
Introduction use of code lists - Netherlands En 15 Jun 2011
XML implementation - Netherlands En 15 Jun 2011
Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System (PCIT) - USA En 15 Jun 2011
Electronic certification - Use of codes for additional declarations - Netherlands En 15 Jun 2011
Standard Method for Product Description - Canada En 15 Jun 2011
Electronic certification veterinary example - Netherlands En 15 Jun 2011
Review existing Methods already in place for exchange of data - Netherlands En 15 Jun 2011
Option for dealing with re-exports within the eCert environment - Netherlands En 15 Jun 2011
Security concepts for consideration - New Zealand En 15 Jun 2011
Report of the OEWG on IPPC Phytosanitary Electronic Certification En 17 Jun 2011
Report of the OEWG-2A - Harmonization of ISPM12 Codes Lists - Botanical and Pests Names En 02 Jul 2012
Report-OEWG 2B - Harmonization of ISPM12 Code Lists - Treatments En 02 Jul 2012
Report OEWG 2C - Harmonization of ISPM 2 Code Lists - Coding of Additional Declarations En 02 Jul 2012
Report OEWG 2D - Harmonization of ISPM12 Code Lists - Codes for Product Description (Categories and Subclass) En 02 Jul 2012

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