World Customs Organization (WCO)

The IPPC Secretariat cooperates with the World Customs Organization in several areas. To facilitate this cooperation, an Agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on behalf of the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention and the World Customs Organization was signed on 19 June 2018 (posted below).

The two Secretariats meet on 18 March 2019 in Rome and agreed to a joint work plan which will promote cooperation, specifically in the areas of e-Commerce, Sea Containers and ePhyto.  This work plan covers a 3 year period and is posted below.

The IPPC Secretariat focal point for this organization is Craig FEDCHOCK ([email protected]).  This web page was last revised 2020-02-04.

Contact Point:

International Organizations Group

   Ms. Taeyeon Kim

   Technical Attaché in Procedures and Facilitation Sub-Directorate
  World Customs Organization (WCO)
  Rue du Marche 30 B-1210 Bruxelles Belgium
  Phone: 003222099345
   Fax: 003222099493
  Email: [email protected]
  Date contact registration: 09 Feb 2022

Title Files/URLs Date Published Type
Agreement between FAO (on behalf of the IPPC Secretariat) and the WCO WCO-IPPC (FAO) Agreement
07 Jan 2019 Publication
Joint Work Plan between the WCO and the IPPC Secretarait Joint Work Plan WCO-IPPC Secretariat
18 Mar 2019 Publication