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:

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 The provisional agenda is also available publicly at

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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:

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:

Other language versions are downloadable from here:

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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:

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Deadline for registration to 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto

Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017, 17:26

The deadline to register for the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto is on 7 November. All information is posted here:

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Agenda for the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto

Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 15:52

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The agenda for the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto has been uploaded. Click here to access:

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Participation to 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto open to IPPC contracting parties

Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017, 16:18

The IPPC Secretariat is pleased to announce that letters of invitation for IPPC contact points to attend the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto have been posted at

The symposium is hosted by the IPPC Secretariat, the Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission and the governments of Malaysia and Australia will take place from 22-26 January 2018 at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Contracting Parties are encouraged to attend and contribute to this important event. For further details kindly refer to the invitation and local information paper which can be found ...

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TPDP report posted!

Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017, 09:07

The report for the 2017 face-to-face meeting (Rome, Italy) of the Technical Panel for Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) has now been posted at:

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IPPC Vacancy Announcement

Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 17:30

The IPPC Secretariat is recruiting a standard setting consultant. Interested? Apply here:

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NPPOs Invited to participate in ePhyto Business Model Survey

Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017, 17:04

Yesterday, on 14 September letters were distributed to all NPPOs inviting them to participate in the ePhyto Business Model Survey. This survey will help the Secretariat determine the best business model for the ePhyto Solution project. The Secretariat kindly requests all NPPOs to participate in the survey.

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African Grain Trade Summit

Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 10:08

The East Africa Grain Council and International Grain Trade Coalition is hosting the 7th African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 5-7 October 2017. The AGTS is a biennial high-level, internationally-recognized grain industry conference that brings together important state and non-state grain sector stakeholders from across the African continent and beyond for discussions about key issues and emerging trends in the grain sector on the continent. During the Summit the hosts will also hold a short session on ePhyto. More information may be found at the AGTS website.

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Registration opened for the online Course on integrated management of Huanglongbing of citrus using Taiwanese methodology

Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017, 16:30

The Regional International Organization for Plant Protection and Animal Health (OIRSA) and the Taiwanese International Cooperation and Development Fund have developed a course on integrated management of Citrus Greening Disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). The course aims to develop participants’ technical, biosecurity and relevant technological capacities to manage HLB using an integrated approach and ensure the healthy production of citrus. Additional information on the course is available here.

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