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The Report of the First Meeting of the IPPC Sea Containers Task Force Meeting!

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 17:54

The Report of the First Meeting of the IPPC Sea Containers Task Force Meeting is posted and is available at

https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/sea-containers/

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Upcoming cutoff date of the Call for phytosanitary treatments

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 15:20

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for:

  1. Phytosanitary treatments to be adopted as international standards, annexes to ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests).
  2. Phytosanitary treatments used in international trade, to be shared on the Phytosanitary Resources page.

The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) will review the submissions. The call is ongoing until resources are available, but submissions should arrive before the 30 January 2018 in order to be evaluated in 2018.

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/calls-treatments/

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IPPC Vacancy Announcement: Call for expressions of interest

Posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2018, 12:24

Please be informed that the following vacancy announcement has been posted:

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Job Description - Phytosanitary Technical Specialist )

To apply click here: https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=180020&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00

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The Report of the 2017 November Standards Committee meeting is posted!

Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017, 11:45

The Report for the 2017 November Standards Committee meeting held on the 13 -17 of November in Rome, Italy has been posted today and is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85285/

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29th Technical Consultation among RPPOs Report available now on the IPP

Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017, 09:45

The 29th Technical Consultation among RPPOs (TC-RPPO) was held from the 30th October – 3 November 2017 at the Office of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) in Paris, France.

The main objectives and activities of the meeting covered RPPO technical and capacity development achievements, emerging pests and pertinent issues by region, surveillance projects and activities, and proposals for future collaborative endeavors. RPPOs endorsed the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Agency (CAHFSA), recognizing CAHFSA as an RPPO. A recommendation supporting CAHFSA as an RPPO is to be presented to CPM-13 (2018).

You can find the report here

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IPPC videos on FAO YouTube channel

Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 14:19

This is to inform that IPPC videos have been transferred to the FAO YouTube channel and are now available in the relevant IPPC playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzp5NgJ2-dK4T7GE2fsGujftlxSX1rCTC

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Third IPPC IYPH Steering Committee Meeting Report

Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 14:35

The report of the third IPPC IYPH Steering Committee meeting has been posted at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/

The direct link is available here.

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Update: 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto

Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 16:21

Dear Registered guests,

Please note that the hotel booking form has been uploaded on the Symposium site: https://www.ippc.int/en/ephyto/ephyto-symposia/3rd-global-symposium-on-ephyto-kuala-lampur-malaysia-22-26-january-2018/

It is essential you complete this form following the given instructions. This is your final step for registration. Please complete no later than the 31st of December. If you fail to do so you will not be registered for the symposium. Please note that if you are being fully funded by the IPPC this form will be completed by the individual organizing your logistics. However if it is only your flights that are funded, it ...

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The report of the July 2017 meeting of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments is posted!

Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017, 09:03

The report of the July 2017 meeting of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments is posted!

The report of the meeting is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85139/

The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) met in Vienna, Austria (17 – 21 July 2017). Among other issues, the TPPT discussed in detail one draft ISPM on the Requirements for the use of modified atmosphere treatments as a phytosanitary measure, one phytosanitary treatment and evaluated seven treatment submissions against requirements in ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests). The TPPT continued its ground-breaking work and reviewed ...

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IPPC IYPH Steering Committee agenda and papers posted

Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2017, 10:07

The provisional agenda and working papers for the third IPPC IYPH Steering Committee meeting are now available on the IPP work area under https://www.ippc.int/en/work-area/international-year-of-plant-health-iyph/third-meeting-of-the-iyph-stc/. The provisional agenda is also available publicly at https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/603/

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Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) 2017 meeting report available

Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017, 15:46

The Phytosanitary Measures Research Group (PMRG) met from 10 to 13 July in Wageningen, The Netherlands, and had 25 participants from 14 countries.

The main objectives and activities of the meeting covered: 1) information sharing; 2) IPPC liaison and call for phytosanitary treatments; 3) work programme of the PMRG: follow-up on activities from previous meeting and new issues identified; 4) Ozone Secretariat: Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) and treatments alternatives to methyl bromide; 5) systems approach and the “Clean Corridor and Integrated Quarantine Risk Management” concept; 6) election of new PMRG officers for the Executive Committee.

The 2017 meeting ...

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NRO leaflets are available now in Arabic

Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017, 11:37

The NRO leaflets (factsheets) previously available in other FAO languages have been translated into Arabic and are now available on the IPP.

To download Arabic language versions click on Files entitled Ar: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/information-exchange/nro/

One leaflet (factsheet) was developed for each National Reporting Obligation:

  • Official Contact Point
  • Description of NPPO
  • Phytosanitary requirements, restrictions and prohibitions
  • Points of entry
  • Lists of regulated pests
  • Pest reports
  • Organizational arrangements
  • Rationale
  • Non-compliance
  • Investigation of non-compliance
  • Pest status
  • Emergency action
  • Pest Risk Analysis

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NRO Guide is available now in Arabic

Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017, 10:34

The NRO Guide previously available in other FAO languages has been translated into Arabic and is now available on the IPP.

You can download it from here: https://www.ippc.int/static/media/files/publication/ar/2017/10/IPPC_NROManual_ar_24.10.2017.pdf

Other language versions are downloadable from here: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/80405/

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IPPC mentioned as International Organization Fighting Plant Pathogens on UN SDGs knowledge hub

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017, 14:32

The IPPC has been mentioned as International Organization Fighting Plant Pathogens on the United Nations SDGs knowledge hub. Full article available here: http://sdg.iisd.org/news/international-organizations-fighting-plant-pathogens-antimicrobial-resistance-rabies/

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