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CPM Bureau update

Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2012, 10:10

The CPM Bureau agreed duringits meeting on Friday 23rd March that it would be useful to send out periodic updates and reminders about aspects of the CPM work. We hope you find this useful.

Article XIV Questionnaire

A generic questionnaire covering all Article XIV bodies has now been sent out by FAO Legal to Permanent representatives based in Rome. If youhaven’t received this or been advised by your country’s permanentrepresentative how they intend to handle responses you should get in touch with them. A deadline of 25th April2012 has been set for responses so there is not too ...

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CELEBRATING THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE IPPC

Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2012, 10:10

With the IPPC officially turning 60 years old today, the FAO has published an article on their home page celebrating the Convention’s anniversary. It is a reminder of why the IPPC and its work are so important.

The IPPC has dedicated itself, since 1952, to preventing the spread of pests and diseases. The difficulties that they have had to face have increased over the years due to the intensification of international trade, which has ultimately increased the risk of pest movement. Agricultural products and people are constantly transporting pests from one country to the next therefore it is essential ...

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NEPPO, THE TENTH REGIONAL PLANT PROTECTION ORANIZATION UNDER THE IPPC

Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2012, 10:10

On 23 March 2012, the IPPC formally recognized the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO) as the tenth Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) under the IPPC. The announcement was made on the last day of the Seventh Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). A number of RPPOs congratulated NEPPO on this achievement. NEPPO recognized this important occasion for the Near East plant protection community and noted that NEPPO would need the full support of other RPPOs, FAO, the IPPC and WTO during the transitional period after its creation when financial support and additional expertise was needed.

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