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IPPC Coverage of Aquatic Plants

Posted on Thu, 29 May 2014, 16:09

At the 9th Session of CPM, the Recommendation CPM-9/2014/1 covering "IPPC Coverage of Aquatic Plants" was adopted: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/governance/cpm-recommendations/ippc-aquatic-plants. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), having the purpose of “securing common and effective action to prevent the spread and introduction of pests of plants and plant products”, does not distinguish between terrestrial and aquatic plants and does not specifically refer to aquatic plants. Furthermore, as clarified by the CPM on several occasions, the IPPC deals with the protection of plants whether cultivated, managed or wild.

Aquatic plants may, as other plants, be ...

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Project post vacancies

Posted on Wed, 28 May 2014, 14:24

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is announcing two project post vacancies in the area of the implementation review and support system, and capacity development. The vacancy announcement is posted at: http://www.fao.org/employment/current-vacancies/project/en/

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WTO SPS Technical Assistance Activities in 2014: General Information

Posted on Mon, 26 May 2014, 13:10

The Secretariat of the WTO is organizing various technical assistance activities on the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) in 2014. The overall objective of the SPS technical assistance activities is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of government officials from WTO developing country Members and Observers, so they can better understand and implement the SPS Agreement, benefit from its provisions, and strengthen their capacity to engage in the work of the SPS Committee. Activities planned for 2014: - Thematic SPS Workshop on Risk Analysis. From 13 to 17 October 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland. Application deadline: 6 ...

Tags: WTOWorld Trade OrganziationSPSTechnical Assistance Activities
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Reality - the phytosanitary risks associated with the internet trade

Posted on Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:51

Sales of plants and plant products ordered through the internet (e-commerce) has increased significantly in the years since the IPPC and most ISPMs were adopted. E-commerce is fuelling an increasing volume of traded commodities. In many cases online traders of plants and plant products do not take into account a customer’s location before agreeing to a sale and shipping their purchases to them. This lack of knowledge of a customer’s location can lead to consignments of regulated articles being imported into a country without the phytosanitary certificates which may be required by the NPPO of that country.

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