Viewing items from July, 2015
Following key decisions of the 10th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measure (CPM) in March 2015 and the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) 6th meeting in June 2015 the IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for the collection of following technical resources:
Software applications (including mobile apps) for pest identification, diagnosis, surveillance and other activities related to plant health and targeting different audiences.
Plant health risk communication resources (targeting different stakeholders, providing understanding of the specific issues of plant protection and pest risk, promoting and explaining pest management decisions, information and education programmes, different risk communication strategies e.g. during ...
14 July 2015. The IPPC Coordinator, Craig Fedchock, delivered the keynote speech at the Milan Expo conference on “Climate change and food security: challenges for plant health, plant breeding and genetic resources”, organized by the European Commission in the framework of the Milan Expo.
Mr Fedchock focused on the impacts and inter-relations of plant health, climate change and food security. The IPPC Coordinator noted that pests are nowadays unfortunately in the news due to the challenges posed to plant health, while more attention should be given to international regulations and good practices to address these challenges. Mr Fedchock noted how ...
Following recommendation from the Standards Committee (May 2015), and in the ever searching effort for increased transparency, the IPPC Secretariat is pleased to announce that the major accomplishments from May 2014 to May 2015 of the five SC oversighted technical panels have been posted publicly. On the public sites of the technical panels, the IPPC community now has access to summarized information and presentations of the work carried out by the panels.
Please see the following page where the information and presentations can be consulted and downloaded:
Siguiendo la recomendación del Comité ...
The Notification period for the following draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) has started today.
Contracting parties have 45 days starting from 1 July to 15 August 2015 to review the approved DP and submit a formal objection, if any. The formal objection should be a technically supported objection to the adoption of the approved diagnostic protocol in its current form, sent through the official IPPC contact point.
For more information, please visit the following page: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/draft-ispms/notification-period-dps/
Formal objections for approved DPs must ...
The 2015 member consultation on draft ISPMs has opened today, 1 July, and it will last 150 days, closing on 30 November 2015.
The following draft ISPMs were submitted for member consultation by the Standards Committe in May 2015:
• Draft Appendix to ISPM 20 Arrangements for verification of compliance of consignments by the importing country in the exporting country (2005-003)
• Draft revisions to ISPM 15 (Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade) - Annex 1 and 2 for inclusion of the phytosanitary treatment Sulphuryl fluoride fumigation of wood packaging material (2006-010A) and the revision of the dielectric heating section in ...