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Report of CPM Bureau April 2017 posted

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 14:46

The Report for the CPM Bureau meeting held on 3, 4 and 11 April in Incheon, Republic of Korea, has been posted today and is available at the following link:

https://www.ippc.int/static/media/files/publication/en/2017/04/Final_Bureau_Report_2017_April-2017-04-27.pdf

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A Keynote Address on Plant Health and Trade Facilitation at CPM-12 by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization

Posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 08:39

The twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) was successfully held from 5-11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, which is the first CPM organized outside of Rome in IPPC history. The IPPC annual theme for 2017 is Plant Health and Trade Facilitation. Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), was invited to deliver a keynote address on 2017 IPPC Annual Theme at CPM-12.

In his keynote address, Mr. Mikuriya highlighted the timeliness of the annual theme of IPPC "Plant Health and Trade Facilitation" as the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, incorporating the ...

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Standard setting pages on the IPP streamlined for easier access

Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017, 11:07

Dear IPP users,

We have been discussing the organization of our IPP web pages related to standard setting, as some users were finding it difficult to find some items and the layers were getting too deep.

The Secretariat considered input that users have provided us over the past few years as well as information gathered in a small focus group survey to help ensure our users’ needs were identified.

We have streamlined our pages, limiting most pages to within two clicks and have simplified our previous postings and documented our history. Most of the main pages will remain the same ...

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The 2nd Meeting of IYPH Steering Committee held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017, 09:37

The second meeting of the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee (IYPH StC) was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 12 to 13 April 2017. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ralf Lopian (IYPH StC Chair), opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia (IPPC Secretary), and attended by eighteen participants, including representatives from seven FAO regions as well as IPPC Secretariat members.

The IYPH StC elected Ms. Kyu-Ock YIM (Republic of Korea) as the new vice-chairperson and renewed the membership of the working groups on finances and on communications and partnerships. The IYPH StC reviewed at length the action list ...

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Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the International Plant Protection Convention

Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017, 08:41

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was established on 3 April 1952, which aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. This year is the 65th Anniversary of the IPPC. During the twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) held from 5 to 11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, a reception was organized at the Oakwood Hotel for celebrating the 65th anniversary of the IPPC, with presence of all CPM-12 participants.

The reception was chaired by Mr. Craig Fedchock (IPPC Adviser) and opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia (IPPC Secretary ...

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New factsheet on Xylella fastidiosa

Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 09:32

The IPPC Secretariat has just published a new factsheet on the IPP Media Kit: Facing the threat of Xylella fastidiosa together.

Direct link: here.

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The Major Achievements of the International Plant Protection Convention in 65 Years

Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 09:24

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was established on 3 April 1952, which aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. This year is the 65th Anniversary of the IPPC. During the twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) held from 5-11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, Mr. Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, made a presentation on the Major Achievements of the IPPC in 65 Years, which has received great interest by all participants. Secretary Xia highlighted eight key achievements of the IPPC in 65 years as follows:

1) The ...

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The CPM Bureau Meeting Held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017, 09:26

The CPM Bureau meeting was held around the 12th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) from 3-4 April & 11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting was chaired by Lois RANSOM, CMP Chair, opened by Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Kyu-Ock YIM (Asia), Corné VAN ALPHEN (Europe), Francisco Javier TRUJILLO ARRIAGA (Latin America and Caribbean), Kamal El Din Abdelmahmoud Amein BAKR (Near East) and Marie-Claude FOREST (North America), as well as Core Team Members of the IPPC Secretariat, including Craig FEDCHOCK, Brent LARSON, Orlando SOSA, Dorota BUZON, and Marko BENOVIC.

Prior CPM-12, the Bureau ...

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The CPM Finance Committee Meeting Held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017, 09:25

The CPM Finance Committee (FC) meeting was held around the 12th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) on 3 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting was chaired by Marie-Claude FOREST, FC Chair, opened by Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Lois RANSOM (CMP Chair), Ralf LOPIAN (FC Member), Craig FEDCHOCK (IPPC Adviser) and Marko BENOVIC (Executive Officer of the IPPC Secretariat).

The Main objectives and tasks of this FC meeting were to update the action points since last meeting, and progress in IYPH; to review budget performance of the IPPC Secretariat for 2016, Work ...

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The twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures Successfully Completed in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 05:01

The twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) was successfully held from 5-11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. This was the first CPM that was organized outside of Rome in the history of the IPPC. Ms. Kundhavi Kadiresan (Assistant Director General of RAP-FAO) delivered opening remarks. Both Mr. Jae-Soo Kim (Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Republic of Korea) and Mr. Jeong-Bok Yoo (Mayor of Incheon City) presented welcome addresses.

The opening ceremony of CPM-12 was attended by Mr. Kunio Mikuriya (Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, WCO), Mr. Bong-Kyun Park (Commissioner of ...

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Contracting Parties share their successes and challenges in implementing the IPPC and ISPMs at CPM-12 in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 10:57

For the first time, Contracting Parties to the IPPC were invited to share their successes and challenges in implementing the IPPC and ISPMs at CPM-12 held from 5-11 April 2017, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. China, COSAVE, the European Union, Japan and New Zealand made their presentations that were well received. The presentations covered areas as diverse as Next Generation Sequencing technologies, and the eradication of the Bactrocera dorsalis species complex.

The People’s Republic of China presented their experiences with regard to the implementation of several nationwide activities to promote ISPMs including the establishment of an expert working group ...

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CPM-12 videos and photos

Posted on Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 07:52

Please note that CPM-12 videos are available at the following links:

CPM-12 photos can be downloaded at the following links:

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Special Topic session on Trade Facilitation and eCommerce held at CPM-12 in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Posted on Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 16:36

At CPM-12, the IPPC Secretariat organized a Special Topic session covering the IPPC Recommendation on e-commerce and trade in plant and plant products. The primary objective of this session was to make known and discuss experiences on e-commerce with regard to existing mechanisms for identifying e-commerce traders and products of concern, promotion of compliance by customers and traders, strengthening coordination with postal and express courier services and investigating phytosanitary risks posed by distance selling. The Special Topic session was opened by IPPC Secretary Jingyuan Xia, chaired by IPPC Adviser Craig Fedchock, and attended by over 200 participants.

The session brought ...

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New IPPC Style guide

Posted on Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 16:21

A completely revised version of the IPPC Style guide has been posted: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/132/.

This includes changes in consistency with the FAO Style changes to ensure alignment with them or explaining IPPC peculiarities.

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