ePhyto business model

Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 09:00

The IPPC Secretariat is working to develop the business model for the ePhyto Solution. See more.

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ePhyto Global Symposium Announcement

Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017, 09:23

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat would like to hereby announce that the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto is to be hosted by Malaysia on the 22-26th of January 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, supported by the Asia & Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC). This event will be partially funded through the Australian contribution to the IPPC, as well as funds allocated by the APPPC. The Symposium theme will be “ePhyto & Trade Facilitation”, aligned with development and piloting of the Hub and Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS). We would kindly like to request all National Plant Protection Organization (NPPOs) to ...

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Agenda for Expert Working Group on the Revision of ISPM 8 posted!

Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 14:46

The agenda for the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area (2009-005) is available at

The meeting will be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 18 to 23 September 2017.

The EWG will work on the revision of ISPM 8 following the tasks outlined in the approved Specification 59. The outcomes of the meeting will be presented to the Standards Committee (SC) in May 2018.

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New Russian translations of the IPPC Guides are now available on the IPPC Phytosanitary Resources page!

Posted on Tue, 15 Aug 2017, 00:17

Photographer's Name: Nguyễn Tài Ước

The following IPPC guides are now published in Russian on the Phytosanitary Resources page:

The guides were translated under the project MTF /AZE/007/STF Strengthening phytosanitary inspection and diagnostic services in Azerbaijan thanks to continuous support from FAO subregional office for Central Asia.

These two new translations of the IPPC guides developed under the STDF/PG/350 project “Global Phytosanitary Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Training Kits Project” is meant to assist contracting parties to improve their phytosanitary ...

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IPPC sowing seeds for food security

Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017, 10:40

An article by Brent Larson, IPPC Senior Standards Officer, has recently appeared on the European Seeds magazine. You may read it here:

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The report of the 2017 Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) meeting (Rome, 15 - 19 May, 2017) has now been posted

Posted on Wed, 09 Aug 2017, 14:40

The report of the 2017 Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) meeting (Rome, 15 - 19 May, 2017) has now been posted. You can find the report on the IPP at this link. The 2017 SC-7 revised the following four draft ISPM under the second consultation, which will close on the 30 September 2017:

  • 2016 Draft amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of Phytosanitary Terms (1994-001)
  • Revision of ISPM 6: Surveillance (2009-004)
  • Requirements for the use of temperature treatments as a phytosanitary measure (2014-005)
  • Draft revisions to ISPM 15 (Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade) - Annex 1 and 2 for inclusion ...

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Dr. John Hedley launches the Biosecurity Information Facility Portal.

Posted on Wed, 09 Aug 2017, 02:15

The Biosecurity Information Facility Portal ( was officially launched on 9 August 2017 by John Hedley, Principal Advisor, New Zealand. It was prepared by the Pacific Community (SPC) and it hosts the biosecurity operating procedures for the 22 island countries of the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation. It is an internet based hands-on tool designed for use by biosecurity border officers to carry out everyday duties relating to protecting the isolated fragile borders of the South West Pacific island nations.

The site was initially establish to host plant biosecurity procedures to safeguard the protection of plant germplasm ...

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Draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) under DP notification period

Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017, 11:20

Two draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) are currently under the DP notification period:

  • Phytophthora ramorum (2004-013)
  • Tomato spotted wilt virus, Impatiens necrotic spot virus and Watermelon silver mottle virus (2004-019).

The DP notification period was opened on 1 July and will close on 15 August. Contracting parties have 45 days to review the draft DPs and submit an objection, if any, along with a technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the approved DP. If no objection is received, the DP is considered adopted by the SC on behalf of the CPM.

More information is available at: ...

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Internship position at IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf (Austria): Post-Harvest Experiments 

Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017, 11:10

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has advertised an internship position on Post-Harvest Experiments at IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria. The intern will take part in the fruit fly phytosanitary treatment project. The deadline for application is 11 August 2017.

The vacancy announcement is available at this link.

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Presentations for the 2017 IPPC Regional Workshop and unofficial translations in Russian of draft ISPMs under the first consultation are now available

Posted on Tue, 01 Aug 2017, 17:18

The presentations of the 2017 IPPC Regional Workshops and the unofficial translations in Russian of the draft ISPMs sent for first consultation (thanks to EPPO) are now available at

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June 2017 Bureau report is available now.

Posted on Tue, 01 Aug 2017, 14:00

June 2017 Bureau report is available now and you can find it here.

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New documents of the Eurasian Economic Union in plant quarantine will come into effect

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 16:58

New documents of the Eurasian Economic Union in plant quarantine will come into effect from 1 July 2017:

  1. the Single quarantine phytosanitary requirements for regulated products and quarantine objects on the customs border and in the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union;
  2. the Uniform list of quarantine objects of the Eurasian Economic Union;

  3. Common rules and standards for ensuring quarantine regime of plants within the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.


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Technical resources out now on the IPPC Phytosanitary Resources page!

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 15:48

G.N. Alit Susanta Wirya 2014 - Glenea chlorospila known as the stem borer pest.

Reviewed and approved by the Capacity Development Committee (CDC), the IPPC has now published the following phytosanitary technical resources on the phytosanitary page. The IPPC and the CDC thank the USDA/APHIS for these valuable contributions.


AntWeb focuses on specimen level data and images linked to specimens. In addition, contributors can submit natural history information and field images that are linked directly to taxonomic names. Distribution maps and field guides are generated automatically. All data in AntWeb are downloadable by users. AntWeb also provides specimen-level ...

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IPPC Financial Committee Report posted

Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 16:31

The report of the latest Financial Committee Report held in June in Washington DC was posted and is available here.

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