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Seminar on International Trade and Invasive Alien Species (IAS) 12-13 July 2012 and meeting of the Inter Agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species (IALG on IAS) 13 July 2012

Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 10:10

IPPC participated in a workshop organized by the Standard and Trade Development Facility ( STDF), the IPPC and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), 12 and 13 July 2012. Three IPPC Secretariat staff members intervened in the meeting, to underline what has been done in invasive alien species management. What emerged is the importance of the link between international trade and IAS.

Ms Ana Peralta, Implementation Officer, highlighted , from the IPPC perspective, the improvements and all the work done in order to get over the difficulties in controlling the introduction and spread of IAS through international trade.

Then Mr Brent ...

Tags: seminarInternational TradeInvasive Alien SpeciesIASInter Agency Liaison Group
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Regional discussions for eastern Europe and countries that speak Russian to talk about proposed IPPC international standards

Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2012, 10:10

During the week of July 17-20, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat participated in the joint IPPC/FAO/EPPO regional workshop for the review of draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) in Bykovo, Russia. The workshop was graciously hosted by the All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center (VNIIKR) and included participants from twenty countries. For the first time, participants in the workshop included personnel representing the national plant protection organizations of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland and Macedonia.

For the second straight year, the workshop participants were able to provide comments on the draft standards directly into the IPPC ...

Tags: Regional discussionsEastern EuropeRussianInternationalstandards
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Beyond Compliance: Integrated systems approach for pest risks management in Southeast Asia (STDF/PG/328) 16 - 19th July, 2012

Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2012, 10:10

The Mid-Year Review Meeting of the STDF–funded project, ‘Beyond Compliance: Integrated systems approach for pest risks management in Southeast Asia, was held in the Fortuna Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam, from the 16 to 19th July 2012. The project was officially launched by Dr. Hoang Trung, the Deputy Director General of the Plant Protection Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development (MARD), Vietnam.

A total of 21 participants attended the meeting. The countries were represented by senior staffs of the National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Key project partners and Associates from Imperial College London ...

Tags: Integrated systemsPest RisksmanagementSoutheast Asia
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2012 September - Call for experts (DP authors)

Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2012, 10:10

Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for authors of two IPPC diagnostic protocols, for Ips spp. and Dendroctonus ponderosae.

Nominations are due 1 November 2012.

Further details are available on the IPP at: https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111150

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Dates for CPM 8 (2012) are later than normal (8-12 April 2013), and changed from the ones announced in CPM7

Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2012, 10:10

The IPPC Secretarit would like to remind contracting parties that the dates for the annual meeting of the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) are a few weeks later than the "traditional" March time slot due to clashes with other FAO meetings. Therefore, 08 - 12 APRIL 2013 are the dates for CPM-8, instead of 18-22 March 2013 as tentatively announced in CPM7.

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Call for Phytosanitary Treatments - DUE DATE EXTENDED TO 1 SEPTEMBER 2012

Posted on Sat, 01 Sep 2012, 10:10

Please note the due date for treatment submissions has been extended to 30 September 2012.

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions of data for phytosanitary treatments. Submissions are due 30 September 2012. Further details are available on the IPP at https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111081.

Tags: CallExpertsPhytosanitary Treatments
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