Asia & Pacific Plant Protection Commission

www.apppc.org

History

The Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region (formerly the Plant Protection Agreement for South-East Asia and Pacific Region) was approved by the 23rd Session of the FAO Council in November 1955 and entered into force on 2 July 1956. Amendments to this Agreement are:

i) Article I(a) approved by the 49th Session of the FAO Council in November 1967;

ii) Title of the Agreement and the name of the Committee approved by the 75th Session of the FAO Council in 1979;

iii) Article I(a) of the Agreement approved by the 84th Session of the FAO Council in November 1983;

iv) Articles II, III, IV and XIV concerning financial obligations approved by the 84th Session of the FAO Council in November 1983;

v) At the 117th Session of the FAO Council approved, in November 1999, two sets of amendments to the Agreement designed to bring the Agreement into line with the New Revised Text of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement), as well as with modern requirements for plant protection and to strengthen the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission. The Council agreed that such amendments did not involve new obligations for the Contracting Governments and, therefore, pursuant to Article IX.4 of the Agreement, will come into force with respect to all Contracting Governments as from the thirtieth day after acceptance by two-thirds of Members.

Agreement

Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region (currently enforced). Revision of the Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region. There are two sets of amendment of the revised agreement. The second set of amendment providing for the deletion of the detailed measure of the South American Leaf Blight is not circulated until the Director General is notified by the APPPC Secretary that a satisfactory regional standard on the disease has been adopted by the Commission. The first set of amendments has been circulated to APPPC members for acceptance.

Membership

Twenty five countries are currently members of the Commission:

Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa (Western), Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Viet Nam

Structure and Organization The Plant Protection Agreement for Asia and Pacific Region is an intergovernmental treaty and administered by the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission. The Commission consists of representatives of all member countries and elects amongst them a Chairperson who serves for a period of two years. The Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization appoints and provides the secretariat that coordinates, organizes and follows up the work of the Commission. The Commission, according to its provisions convenes at least once for every two years and opens for participation to all member countries. For implementation of the Agreement, the Commission has established three standing committees, namely:

  • Standing Committee on plant quarantine
  • Standing Committee on integrated pest management
  • Standing Committee on pesticides.

Members

Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa (Western), Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Viet Nam

Contact Point: RPPO contact

Mr. Yongfan Piao
Dr.
APPPC
Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission c/o FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Maliwan Mansion 39 Phra Atit Road
Phone: +66 2 697 4268/4000
Fax: 66 2 697 4445
Email: yongfan.piao@fao.org
Preferred languages: English