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The Workshop was organized by the Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO) for 29-31 July 2015, with the participation of representatives from 19 National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) in that region. The Workshop was funded with assistance from the Pacific Horticultural and Market Access project (PHAMA), and financed by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Workshop was co-chaired by PPPO Secretary, Mr Josua Wainiqolo and PPPO Chairman, Mr Ngatoko Ngatoko with the support of the IPPC Secretariat representative, Mrs. Ana Peralta. The objectives of the Workshop were:
In accordance with the Process for developing and adopting CPM Recommendations as revised by CPM-10 (2015), the IPPC Secretariat has opened the Proposed draft CPM Recommendation on the importance of pest diagnosis for comments. Comments should be submitted by IPPC official contact points through the Online Comment System and they are due by 24 November 2015.
More on the Process on CPM Recommendations and the draft can be found at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/cpm-recommendations/
Australia’s increased support and involvement with the International Plant Protection Convention has been recognized in Australia and globally. Ms Lois Ransom, a senior Department of Agriculture official, has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the IPPC governing body, the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). In addition to this important position, Australia is also represented on three other key bodies within the IPPC framework. Australian representation in these many positions underscores Australia's commitment to international plant protection.
In his statement, Australia's Agriculture Minister, Mr Barnaby Joyce, congratulated Ms Ransom on this achievement and acknowledged Australia’s agricultural interests ...
The Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) met in Shanghai, China, organized by the IPPC Secretariat and hosted by the NPPO of China. The TPDP reviewed their work programme which includes 27 diagnostic protocols (DPs); most of these will be submitted for adoption within the next 3-4 years. This means an enormous workload for all involved.
Five draft DPs were thoroughly discussed, including consideration of the comments received from the expert consultations held in 2015, and will be forwarded to the Standards Committee. The Panel also discussed horizontal issues such as quality assurance, best practices for sequences, detection of viable ...