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Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO)

RPPO contact

   Dr. Visoni Timote

   Executive Secretary Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO)
  Pacific Community (SPC)
  Pacific Community, Land Resources Division, Private Mail Bag ,Suva, Fiji
  Phone: (+679) 337 9220 or (+679) 337 0733 Ext:35220
  Mobile: (+679) 863 3542
  Fax: (+679) 337 0021
  Email: [email protected]
  Alternate Email: [email protected]
  Preferred languages: English
  Date contact registration: 29 May 2018

The Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO) was founded in October 1994 by the South Pacific Conference (now Pacific Community Conference) at its 34th Session in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community is the Secretariat of the PPPO and runs the day-to-day affairs of the organisation. The PPPO has the responsibility of coordinating harmonization of phytosanitary measures, foster co-operation in plant protection and other phytosanitary matters among and between Members and countries and organisations outside the Pacific region. The PPPO also act for the members in developing contacts with, and where appropriate providing input into, other global and regional organisations that have authority in such matters.

PPPO is one of the Regional Plant Protection Organisation recognised by the International Plant Protection Convention and exists to provide advice on phytosanitary measures in order to facilitate trade without jeopardizing the plant health status of the importing Members and contries and in particular: 1. to ensure that the views and concerns of Pacific members are adquately taken into account in the development and implementation of global phytosanitary measure 2. assist in the development and implementation of effective and justified phytosanitary measure 3. provide a framework for regional and global co-operation in phytosanitary matters consistent with international principles for trade in plants and plant products 4. facilitate the flow of information among Members and with other regional plant protection organizations and 5. collaborate with the SPC Plant Protection Service (now as part of the Land Resources Division) on specific issues including pesticides and integrated pest management..


All Members of the Pacific Community are Members of the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation. The Pacific Community consists of twenty seven (27) members including twenty two (22) Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTS) and 5 founding members. Pacific Island Countries and Territories Members are: American Samoa, Cook islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji islands, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna.

The four remaining founding countries are: Australia, France, New Zealand, and the United States of America. The United Kingdom withdrew at the beginning of 1996 from SPC (at the time of The South Pacific Commission), rejoined in 1998 and withdrew again in January 2005.

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Pest Alert No.34 - Outbreak of papaya ringspot disease reported on Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Ag Alert No 1 - Golden Snail in Papua New Guinea
Ag Alert No 3 - Giant African Snail Outbreak in Cook Islands
Ag Alert No 4 - Shipments of Building Material from the People"s Republic of China
Ag Alert No 5 - Fruit Flies in Nauru
Ag Alert No 6 - Cruising Plants
Ag Alert No 7 - Principles of Plant Quarantine As Related To International Trade
Ag Alert No 8 - Giant African Snail in Western Samoa
Ag Alert No 9 - Threat to Methyl Bromide
Ag Alert No 10 - Taro Blight in Western Samoa and American Samoa
Ag Alert No 11 - Infectious Bursal Disease (Ibd) Confirmed In Fiji
Ag Alert No 12 - Outbreak of Coconut Scale in Tuvalu
Ag Alert No 13 - Outbreak of the Silverleaf Whitefly in the Cook Islands
Ag Alert No 14 - Outbreak of Papaya Fruitfly in North Queensland Australia
Ag Alert No 15 - Introduction of Giant African Snail to Various Pacific Islands
Ag Alert No 16 - Oriental Fruit Fly in French Polynesia
Ag Alert 18b: Introduction of the Fire Ant Wasmannia auropunctata into Vanuatu
Ag Alert No. 18a - New Fruit Fly incursion in Darwin, Northern Australia Bactrocera Philippinensis
Pest Alert No. 19 - False Kava
Pest Alert No. 20 - Orchid weevil Orchidophilus aterrimus outbreak reported
Pest Alert No. 21 - Coconut flat moth Agonoxena argaula reported from Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Pest Alert No. 22 - Citrus bacterial canker (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri) Type A (Asiatic strain) reported from Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia and Majuro, Republic of the Marshall islands
Pest Alert No. 23 - Bactrocera philippinensis and Bactrocera occipitalis recorded in Palau
Pest Alert No. 24 - Incursion of glassy winged sharpshooter Homalodisca coagulata in French Polynesia
Pest Alert No. 27 - Oriental and Pacific fruit flies spread within French Polynesia
Pest Alert No. 29 - Incursion of the soft brown scale Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus (Hemiptera, Suborder:
Pest Alert No. 25 - Queensland Fruit Fly (Bactrocera tryoni) found in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Pest Alert No. 30 - Incursion of Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) in Papua New Guinea
Pest Alert No. 26 - Re- incursion of Nauru by Melon fly
Pest Alert No. 28 - Citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus", cause of citrus huanglongbing (ex-greening) disease, detected in Papua New Guinea
Pest Alert No. 31 - Papaya Mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus, in Palau
Pest Alert No. 32 - Papaya Ringspot Disease Confirmed in French Polynesia
Pest Alert No. 33 - Betel Nut Palm Bud Rot (Phytophthora sp.) reported from Guam
Erythrina gall wasp (Quadrastichus erythrinae) in American Samoa
Biosecurity Manual for Handicrafts: requirements for trade and movement of handicrafts in the Pacific Islands region and beyond
Secretary of the Pacific Community Pacific Plant Protection Organisation PPPO ePhyto Implementation Plan 2020 - 2022
IPPC Workshop for south west Pacific region 2015
Regional IPPC Workshop on draft ISPMs
Pacific Plant Protection Organisation PPPO ePhyto Implementation Plan 2020 - 2022