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The report from the 5th meeting of the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) is now posted!

Posted on Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 16:55

The fifth meeting of the Capacity Development Committee was held in Rome, Italy, on the 1st-5th December 2014.

The full report is available here.

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Member consultation on draft specifications has started!

Posted on Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 16:01

Member consultation on draft specifications | Consulta de los miembros sobre proyectos de especificaciónes | Consultation des membres sur les projets de spécifications

The member consultation period on draft specifications has started today, 19 December 2014. It will last 60 days and it will close on 20 February 2015.

The official IPPC Contact Points will be able to submit their comments through the Online Comment System (OCS): http://ocs.ippc.int/

For more information on the member consultation on draft specifications, visit the specifications page on the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP).

If you need assistance to use the OCS, please check the ...

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Glossary panel still going strong!

Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 11:39

The meeting of the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) in December 2014 marks the 24th year of the Glossary of phytosanitary terms. Indeed, the FAO Glossary of Phytosanitary Terms was first published in the FAO Plant Protection Bulletin in 1990. Until 1994, revisions were pursued by the Technical Consultations between RPPOs. It then passed to the hands of the Committee of Experts on Phytosanitary Measures which was created by the IPPC Secretariat of FAO to propose International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (now the Standards Committee). Subsequently, a subgroup (the Glossary working group) was created and in 2006, it was ...

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Call for DPs Authors - November 2014

Posted on Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 15:49

Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for authors of two IPPC diagnostic protocols (DPs) as outlined below: - Puccinia psidi (2006-018) - Striga spp. (2008-009) Nominations are due 15 Jannuary 2015. Authors will work in liaison with the member of the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) in charge of this protocols to develop two draft protocols as annexes to ISPM 27:2006 (Diagnostic Protocols for Regulated Pests) with English as primary language of the draft. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of experts nominated as authors should outline the specific diagnostic expertise with the pest. Technical ...

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Notification period for the draft DP, Potato spindle tuber viroid, is now open!

Posted on Mon, 15 Dec 2014, 11:00

The draft DP of Potato spindle tuber viroid is under 45-days Notification period The Standard Committee (SC) approved, via e-decision, to submit the draft diagnostic protocol (DP), Potato spindle tuber viroid (2006-022) to the 45-days notification period. Contracting parties are invited to review the drafts and submit their comments from 15 December 2014 until 30 January 2015 to IPPC@fao.org. The SC responses to member comments are posted in the page Compiled member comments on draft standards by clicking here. More information regarding the Notification Period can be found on the IPP by clicking here ____ ...

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New OCS User Manual available!

Posted on Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 17:02

Dear OCS users,

A new User Manual for the Online Comment System is now available in English here. For more information, please check the IPP page on the OCS or visit the OCS website at http://ocs.ippc.int/

The IPPC Secretariat

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Expert Consultation on Phytosanitary Treatments for the Bactrocera dorsalis complex

Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014, 17:08

Twenty-four researchers from twelve countries met in Okinawa, Japan, between 1 and 5 December 2014 for an expert consultation on phytosanitary treatments for fruit flies belonging to the Bactrocera dorsalis complex. The meeting was hosted by the Plant Quarantine Office of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and partly funded by Japan, the FAO/IAEA Joint Division of Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture and the IPPC Secretariat.

Setting the scene was a discussion of the implications of the recent taxonomic synonymization of four fruit fly pests in the Bactrocera genus on the application of phytosanitary measures particularly in sub-Saharan ...

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Call for IPPC-related Successes and Challenges

Posted on Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 10:37

During last year’s CPM, participants had the opportunity to hear about a couple of phytosanitary successes and challenges from our FAO Sub-regional officer in Central Africa and from Canada. These presentations were favorably received and because of that, the Secretariat would like to make this call for presentations of phytosanitary successes and challenges for CPM10. Ideally, these presentations should be no more than 1-3 pages in length, they should concentrate on issues that would be of interest to all contracting parties, and they may be submitted in any of the six official FAO languages. Not all submissions will be ...

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Standards Committee November 2014 Meeting Report

Posted on Thu, 04 Dec 2014, 11:28

The Standards Committee (SC) met on 10-14 November at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meeting report has been posted today.

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2014 Compiled member comments were posted!

Posted on Tue, 02 Dec 2014, 19:22

Please be informed that the compiled member comments from the 2014 member consultation on draft ISPMs have been posted.

IPPC members submitted comments on the following draft ISPMs:

1994-001: Amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms 2006-004: International movement of used vehicles, machinery and equipment 2009-003: International movement of seeds 2004-009: Annex to ISPM 27:2006 - Erwinia amylovora (Burrill) 2004-015: Annex to ISPM 27:2006 - Genus Anastrepha 2004-017: Annex to ISPM 27:2006 - Ditylenchus dipsaci and Ditylenchus destructor 2004-018: Annex to ISPM 27:2006 - Phytoplasmas 2009-105: Annex to ISPM 28:2007 - High temperature forced air treatment for Bactrocera melanotus ...

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