New IPPC Style guide

Posted on Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 16:21

A completely revised version of the IPPC Style guide has been posted:

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

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CPM-12 e-Commerce Paper and Twitter Storm

Posted on Sat, 08 Apr 2017, 05:31

A Conference Room Paper on the CPM-12 Special Topic Session: Internet Trade (e-commerce) of plants is now available on the IPP at

Please also note that a Twitter storm is planned on Monday 10 April through the IPPC Twitter account: NPPOs, RPPOs and relevant organization and companies are kindly requested to answer the following question through theirTwitter account: "What does your organization suggest and pledge to stop the entry and spread of pests through #eCommerce?"

We look forward to your active participation!

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New technical resources available on IPPC Resources page

Posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017, 03:00

Three new technical resource contributions have been reviewed by the Capacity Development Committee and posted in the ‘Contributed Resources’ section of the Phytosanitary Resources page. Thanks to the generous contribution of USDA/APHIS, the IPPC community can now access the following phytosanitary resources.

The Pacific Ant Project Training Manual: Surveillance for Invasive Forest Ants is the first in a series of training manuals designed to provide useful information relating to prevention, surveillance, identification and management of invasive forest ants in the Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii. Forestry and other agencies ...

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New IDCT database

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 10:34

A new IAEA database related to phytosanitation had been developed. See below the press release for new International Database on Commodity Tolerance:

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IPPC seminar: «Stop the Red Palm Weevil. Contribution of the IPPC to prevent the spread of this pest»

Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 14:24

The IPPC Seminar «Stop the Red Palm Weevil. Contribution of the IPPC to prevent the spread of this pest» will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Center on Wednesday 29th of March 2017 from 12.30 to 13.30.

The event is open to all FAO staff and it will also be webcast at the following links:

• Intranet (for FAO staff only):

• Internet (for the general public):

The Red Palm Weevil (RPW) (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a key pest of palms originating ...

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2016 IPPC Annual Report

Posted on Thu, 16 Mar 2017, 12:00

The IPPC Annual Report of 2016 was published on the IPP.

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Second meeting of IYPH Steering Committee agenda posted

Posted on Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 17:47

The agenda for the second meeting of the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee, to be held in Incheon (Republic of Korea), has been posted in the work area and on the IPP calendar at

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The agenda and draft ISPMs for the SC May meeting are now posted

Posted on Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 18:25

The public agenda for the Standards Committee (SC) meeting, to be held from 08 to 12 May 2017 in Rome, has been posted on the IPP Calendar:

Draft ISPMs that will be discussed at the SC meeting are available for contracting parties (CPs) and the regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) at in the restricted area of the IPP (you need to login to access).

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SC-7 agenda posted

Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2017, 10:32

The public agenda for the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7), to be held from 15 to 19 May in Rome, has been posted on the IPP Calendar:

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PDF searchable database posted

Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 21:27

The IPPC Secretariat has updated and reposted their PDF Searchable Database. The database contains all the currently adopted International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures in English (ISPMs), meeting reports and more.

Follow the link and download it now!

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Terminology brochure

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017, 16:01

A brochure to raise awareness about phytosanitary terminology and the Glossary of phytosanitary terms (ISPM 5) has been posted here.

Special thanks to the members of the Technical Panel for the Glossary and all others who have been involved in the developing process.

For questions or comments, please contact

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Call for phytosanitary treatments

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017, 14:56

New call for phytosanitary treatments has been issued. The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting submissions for:

  1. Phytosanitary treatments to be adopted as international standards, as annexes to ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests).

  2. Phytosanitary treatments used in international trade, to be posted on the Phytosanitary Resources page.

You may make a submission at any time, but if you wish your submission to be considered by the TPPT in their next meeting in 2017, please send it before the 5 June 2017. Submissions will be accepted from contracting parties or regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs). Submissions should be sent through the ...

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Explanatory document for ISPM 15 posted in French

Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 15:04

The Explanatory document for ISPM 15 posted in French (see . Translation into French provided in kind by North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) / Canadian Food Inspection Agency under copublishing agreement with FAO.

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Research consultant vacancy

Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 09:24

The Joint FAO/ IAEA Insect Pest Control Laboratory located in Seibersdorf, Austria is looking for a research consultant. More on this vacancy at

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