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New questions and answers on ISPM15 symbol registration now up on IPP FAQs page

Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2013, 17:33

In an effort to support the IPPC Contracting Parties’ symbol registration and renewal, the IPPC Secretariat and the FAO Legal Office have prepared a list of frequently asked questions along with their answers that are posted on the IPPC website’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. These answers explain the importance of ISPM symbol registration, steps needed to obtain registration, and the consequences of failing to register. There is also a question and answer forum, where you can find concise answers to any posed questions related to ISPM15 symbol registration. If your question is not addressed, please do not hesitate ...

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IPPC 2014 Wall Calendar

Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2013, 10:59

To celebrate and look forward to a new year of protecting the world's plant resources from pests, the IPPC has designed a 2014 wall calendar for you to download and print from our Media Kit page. Here are direct links to the PDFs (around 500kb) in each currently available language: - English - Español - Français - ??????? Happy 2014! —IPPC Secretariat

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Member consultation on draft specifications has started!

Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2013, 10:30

The IPPC member consultation on draft specifications has started on 20 December 2013.

The consultation period ends on 20 February 2014 and the IPPC Secretariat must have received all comments before that date. Comments should be submitted through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS).

The following draft specifications are open for commenting:

Revision of ISPM 6:1997 - Guidelines for surveillance (2009-004) International movement of grain (2008-007) For any query or comment regarding the member consultation on draft specifications, please contact Mirko.Montuori@fao.org.

If you need assistance to use the OCS, please contact the IPPC Secretariat: IPPC-OCS@fao.org ...

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2013 December IPPC Call for Experts

Posted on Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 19:38

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in Expert working group (EWG) to develop international standard on International movement of wood products and handicrafts made from wood (2008-008). Nominations are due 15th February 2014.

Please follow the link: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/calls/calls-for-experts/2013-december-ippc-call-for-experts for more information.

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Working together makes sense…

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 11:26

The New Zealand Government has announced a new tool in the fight against unwanted pests with its approval of a formal partnership agreement with agriculture industries. Under the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response, government and industry partners will share decision-making, costs, and responsibility in preparing for and responding to incursions of unwanted pests. The partners are committed to achieving better biosecurity outcomes for New Zealand’s environment, economy and community by working together. The agreement was drafted jointly by industry and government representatives. In what is believed to be a world first, the agreement includes animal ...

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Compiled member comments posted

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2013, 10:13

Please be informed that compiled member comments from the member consultation 2013 on draft ISPMs have been posted.

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SC November 2013 Report posted

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 15:00

The report from the November SC meeting has been posted. For any query or comment regarding the report please contact eva.moller@fao.org.

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South Sudan: the 181th contracting party to the IPPC

Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2013, 12:49

The IPPC Secretariat welcomes South Sudan as the 181st contracting party to the IPPC and looks forward to working with them in building phytosanitary capacity in their country, and their involvement in the IPPC work programme. IPPC contact point details for South Sudan will soon be found at .

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IPPC Communications Needs Assessment

Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2013, 11:20

We would like to inform you that the IPPC Secretariat is currently reviewing communications efforts to improve awareness of the IPPC and its work. As part of that, we have developed a survey that will help us to obtain a clear understanding of the IPPC's audiences and how they receive information about the IPPC and advocacy material. This survey will also show how the IPPC Communications Strategy, adopted at CPM-8 (2013), is being implemented in your country. The survey will be sent this week to all official IPPC Contact Points and participation will provide crucial information to the Secretariat ...

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