The following CPM Recommendation is now open for commenting
Comments should be submitted through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS): https://ocs-new.ippc.int/. If you need assistance to use the OCS, please visit the OCS resource page on the IPP or contact the IPPC Secretariat at IPPC-OCS@fao.org.
For more information on the consultation periods, visit the draft CPM Recommendations consultation page on the IPP (https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/current-consultations-for-cpm-recommendations/). For any other questions, please ...
The following draft ISPMs are for open commenting:
Draft annexes to ISPM 27
Draft annexes to ISPM 28
The 2019 meeting of the Standards Committee Working group (SC-7) was held from 13 to 17 May 2019 in Rome, Italy.
The report of this meeting is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/87337/
The report of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) May 2019 meeting is now available on the IPP at:
The meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 13 to 17 May 2019.
The Report of the first meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC) is now available at the following link:
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Job Description – Public Information Specialist)
The short term consultancy is based at the IPPC, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HQs in Rome.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2019
During CPM-14 (2019) the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) delivered a presentation on the importance of using Risk-Based Sampling (RBS) in order for phytosanitary inspections and the measures that are put in place based on inspection results are technically justified.
After the presentation, some contracting parties (CPs) emphasized that sharing views and experiences with CPs would contribute to a better understanding of the conceptual foundation and the operational and regulatory considerations when implementing RBS.
In response to this suggestion NAPPO and its partners developed a free downloadable Excel workbook (in English and Spanish) to assist CPs in organizing data ...
The IPPC Secretariat would like to call your attention to the Latin American Risk Assessment Symposium (LARAS), "Building-up a regional approach” which will take place from 27 to 29 August 2019, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The symposium will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. Participation is free of charge, although costs for travel, accommodation and lunches will need to be covered by participants. For more information see:
The aims of the symposium are to:
contribute to developing food safety structures in Latin America in order to sustainably improve risk analysis in ...
The IPPC is excited to announce the upcoming IPPC ePhyto South West Pacific regional workshop that will take place in Nadi, Fiji on 29-30 August 2019 at the Novotel Hotel. This workshop will directly follow the IPPC regional workshop which will be from 26-28 August 2019 at the same location.
Participants will learn about the progress of the IPPC ePhyto Solution Project, how the system works and the experiences of neighbouring countries - such as Samoa - in implementing the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) for phytosanitary exchange.
All NPPOs in the region have been contacted with information about this workshop and ...
The FAO Food Chain Crisis (FCC) early warning bulletin page is available at the following link: http://www.fao.org/food-chain-crisis/early-warning-bulletin/en/
This bulletin provides forecast on plant and forest pests and diseases in countries and regions. It is the result of a collaboration between the FAO Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) for transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases and food safety threats, the Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and the Food Chain Crisis Management Framework (FCC).
The report of the SC May meeting held from the 06-10 May 2019 at FAO HQ in Rome has now been posted at the following link:
The IPPC Secretariat is calling for discussion papers for the 2nd meeting of the focus group on commodity and pathway standards.
The meeting will be from 17 to 21 June 2019 at FAO headquarters, and the main objectives are to develop a draft “concept standard” and outline the governance structure and process of these standards. A provisional agenda of the meeting is available at https://www.ippc.int/events/event/789
Discussion papers should be submitted by 10 June to Adriana.Moreira@fao.org
The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas (PFAs) and Surveillance is to be held in Shizuoka, Japan between 28 October and 1 November 2019.
The Symposium aims to bring together representatives from IPPC contracting parties (CPs), Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs), FAO Regional and Sub-regional offices, international intergovernmental, educational and scientific organizations, and private sector/service providers involved in phytosanitary activities and trade to share information on and discuss available good practices, successes and challenges of the setting and maintaining of PFAs and Surveillance phytosanitary systems.
Further information on the Symposium is available at https://www.ippc.int/en ...
The new IPPC Guide on Pest Risk Communication is now available at http://www.fao.org/3/ca3997en/ca3997en.pdf. This guide is unique to support NPPOs in identifying and engaging with stakeholders, and in developing pest risk communication strategies to enhance phytosanitary decision making and plant health policy development.