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Call for discussion papers for the Expert working group (EWG) on Audit in the phytosanitary context (2015-014)

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 16:26

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting discussion papers in preparation for the meeting of the Expert Working Group (EWG) on Audit in the phytosanitary context (2015-014) which will take place from 3 to 7 June 2019 in Canada: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/725/.

The EWG will develop a draft standard according to Specification 66 on Audit in the phytosanitary context (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85297/).

IPPC contracting parties and other interested parties are invited to submit discussion papers by 30 April 2019 to the IPPC Secretariat (ippc@fao.org and janka.kiss ...

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The Sea Containers Task Force Questionnaire Has Been Sent to Countries!

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 16:00

The IPPC Secretariat has recently issued an online questionnaire to contracting parties (CPs) developed by the IPPC Sea Containers Task Force to facilitate the implementation of the Sea Containers Complementary Action Plan for Assessing and Managing the Pest Threats Associated with Sea Containers, endorsed by CPM-12.

The questionnaire will collect information from NPPOs that can provide data and/or are currently monitoring sea container cleanliness. The collected information, along with cleaning data provided by industry, will make it possible to measure the uptake and impact of the IMO/ILO/ UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU ...

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The latest version of the Annotated Glossary is now published!

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 14:41

The explanatory document for ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms), the “Annotated Glossary”, provides detailed notes on terms and definitions in the Glossary.

It is reviewed by the Technical Panel of the Glossary and published every three years.

This latest version takes account of decisions until SC November 2018 and supersedes the last published version of 2016.

The Annotated Glossary is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/87049/

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Report of the Focus Group on Commodity and Pathways Standards meeting is now posted!

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 15:41

The report of the Focus Group on Commodity and Pathways Standards meeting, held in Rome from 03-05 October 2018 is now available at the following link:

https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/87048/

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The 2018 IPPC Annual Report is now online!

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 15:23

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Annual Report 2018 is now available online! The annual report aims to highlight the IPPC’s major achievements in 2018 in an easy to read new format.
The report also explains why these achievements are important for the global plant health community. Highlights include the adoption of 10 new standards, progress made in electronic phytosanitary certification (ePhyto) and other projects. The report also gives background information on the IPPC, its governance structure and work with plant protection organizations and other partners. A special chapter is dedicated to the 2018 Annual Theme: Plant Health and ...

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Call for Expert Working Group (EWG) for Focused revision of ISPM 12 (Phytosanitary certificates) in relation to re-export

Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 09:57

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Expert Working Group (EWG) for Focused revision of ISPM 12 (Phytosanitary certificates) in relation to re-export (2015-011), which is tentatively scheduled for 9-13 December 2019 in Rome, Italy.

Nominations are due 15 May 2019.

Expertise required (according to Specification 67):

  • Two or three experts with a combined knowledge of and experience in regulating and implementing phytosanitary certification related to re-export; and
  • One or two current or former members of the TPG with particular understanding of terminology related to the phytosanitary certification ...

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Adoption of the Agenda – Schedule of the CPM-14 main sessions and the Plenary time-table

Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 15:07

The Detailed Agenda – Schedule of the CPM-14 main sessions and the Plenary time-table has been posted on the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP) and is available at the following link:

https://www.ippc.int/static/media/files/publication/en/2019/03/INF_16_CPM_2019_Sessions_CPM-14_Agenda_2019-03-13.pdf

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IYPH Partners Coordination Meeting agenda posted!

Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 16:26

The agenda of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) partners coordination meeting is now available: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/739/

This meeting will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome on Saturday 6 April 2019 and is open to Regional Plant Protection Organizations, IPPC IYPH Steering Committee members, IPPC partners and organizations that showed an interest in promoting IYPH.

Participants are requested to reply to the question available on the IYPH forum prior to the meeting: https://www.ippc.int/en/forum/category/iyph-forum/

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IYPH forum / first poll

Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 11:27

The IYPH forum can now be reached via the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/ (at the top right of the screen). Users must be logged in to participate in the forum discussion.

We encourage your participation to the first poll: “What are the top three initiatives that you plan to undertake to promote the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020?”

The poll is open for IPPC contracting parties, Regional Plant Protection Organizations, IPPC partners and all interested international organizations. The deadline for comments is 21 March 2019, 5 pm (Rome time). A compilation of responses ...

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Plant Nematologists and laboratories – opportunity at ANSES!

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 09:57

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) Plant Health Laboratory is recruiting one technician and one scientist for three-year positions in its Nematology Unit.

The laboratory is located in Le Rheu (near Rennes, west part of France), and the lab is in charge of identifying and characterizing regulated pests and operates the European Union Reference Laboratory for nematodes.

How to apply:

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019 More information at: https://www.anses.fr/fr/liste-offre-d-emploi *

*Information on the positions: Laurent Folcher, Director of the EURL (laurent.folcher@anses.fr) or Sylvie Gamel, Deputy Director of ...

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The Provisional Agenda of the SC May and SC-7 meetings are posted!

Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 12:02

The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting and the Standards Committee Working group (SC-7) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/632/ and https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/633/.

The meetings will take place at FAO, Rome, Italy 06-10 May 2019 and 13-17 May 2019 respectively.

The draft ISPMs to be discussed at the SC-7 meeting and the compiled comments are available at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/member-consultation-draft-ispms/

The draft ISPMs to be discussed will be available for contracting parties (CPs) and the regional plant ...

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The Report of the January 2019 virtual meeting of the Task Force on Topics is now posted

Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 11:14

The Report of the January 2019 virtual meeting of the Task Force on Topics is now posted and available at the following link:

https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86978/

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Pre-CPM-14 Session on ePhyto Presentation and Demonstration

Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 09:35

The IPPC Secretariat announces a Pre-CPM-14 Presentation and Demonstration on ePhyto that will take place from 10:00 to 12:00 on Monday 01 April 2019 at FAO HQs in the Iraq Room (A235).

During this session the IPPC ePhyto Group will provide a presentation on the elements of the ePhyto Solution Project, the most recent developments in ePhyto and the outlook for the future. In addition, representatives of the Industry Advisory Group will also be in attendance and will provide their insights on the development of the system. Following this, the members of the ePhyto Group will provide a ...

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New IPPC Factsheet on Plant Health and Environmental Protection

Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 16:28

Plant Health and Environmental Protection are deeply interrelated. A brand new IPPC factsheet has been released with the aim of investigating how plant protection is essential for a healthy environment and what is the key role of the IPPC in securing this purpose.

The publication is available at the following link: www.fao.org/3/CA3279EN/ca3279en.pdf

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