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During its tenth session (16-20 March 2015), the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) agreed that the concept of a commodity standard should be determined and agreed to Terms of reference (ToRs) for a working group to discuss the concept of a commodity standard (please find them attached).
The meeting of the working group is scheduled to be held from 20 to 24 July 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Experts for the working group have been selected by the CPM Bureau.
According the ToRs, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is issuing a call for discussion papers for this meeting ...
In July 2014, during the first meeting of the National Reporting Obligations Advisory Group (NROAG), it was agreed that every year would be dedicated to a different national reporting obligation.
The period up to CPM-10 (March 2015) became the NRO Year of the "IPPC Official Contact Point” focusing on the IPPC official contact points (OCP): awareness raising, updating of the OCP information and increasing the activity of OCPs in general. This was a very successful activity and the IPPC Secretariat would like to thank everyone who contributed to its fruitful outcome, particularly the Official Contact Points, Regional Plant Protection Organizations ...
The photo contest “Pests without Borders”, organized by the IPPC Secretariat and its Capacity Development Committee, with the financial support from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), had the objective to raise public awareness on the protection of cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests.
CPM-10 also marked the inauguration of the IPPC exhibition “Pests without Borders”.
The printed photos are now available for display for other organizations. More information at http://www.phytosanitary.info/ippc-exhibition-pests-without-borders