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Argentina and Chile set a milestone with the application of the IPPC ePhyto solution

Posted on Tue, 05 May 2020, 10:43

4 May 2020, Buenos Aires. Beginning Monday 4 May, the NPPOs of Argentina and Chile have removed the use of paper for Phytosanitary Certificates (PC) by implementing e-phyto for the exchange of all their trade of plant commodities.

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IPPC Secretariat launches a new IPP subpage on COVID-19-related information

Posted on Mon, 04 May 2020, 09:35

28 April 2020, Rome - The IPPC Secretariat has always been working hard to provide the IPPC community with an up-to-date information on current and emerging global issues that are directly or indirectly affecting their work and interests. The current COVID-19 ...

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IPPC ePhyto Industry Advisory Group meets virtually to advice work on phytosanitary electronic certification

Posted on Mon, 04 May 2020, 09:28

Rome, 28 April 2020. The ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) and members of the ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) met virtually to discuss the progress and current status of the IPPC ePhyto Solution.

The group, which included the IPPC Secretariat ePhyto ...

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Successful webinar on International Year of Plant Health hosted by Italian Federation of Doctors in Agronomy and Forestry

Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 16:34

Rome, 24 April 2020. Mirko Montuori, Project Officer (International Year of Plant Health) spoke at a webinar organized by FIDAF, the Italian Federation of Doctors in Agronomy and Forestry. The webinar, attended by 101 participants, was organized by Nicola Colonna ...

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IPPC ePhyto Solution Tele-training Takes Off

Posted on Thu, 23 Apr 2020, 09:13

21 April 2020, Rome. Taking full advantage of available technology, the IPPC ePhyto Global Solution team successfully provided the first in a series of training sessions on responsibilities of the individual roles for the ePhyto GeNS system to five representatives ...

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Guidance to NPPOs for Mitigating Impacts of COVID-19 Crisis on Plant Health from the CPM Bureau and the IPPC Secretariat

Posted on Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 14:51

In this unprecedented crisis of Covid-19, our first concern is always to ensure that our families, friends and colleagues are protected and safe; this includes looking after ourselves. The Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), together with the ...

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IPPC Secretariat met virtually in full capacity to advance its work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 13:56

Rome, 17 April 2020. The IPPC Secretariat met virtually in full capacity to advance its work programme during the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting was chaired by Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, and attended by all 32 IPPC Secretariat members. Among ...

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Supporting developing countries to trade safely during the COVID-19 pandemic: STDF holds online Working Group

Posted on Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 12:54

Geneva, 7 April 2020. The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic is pressing and affecting supply chains and global trade flows in an unprecedented way. Strengthening technical assistance for developing countries in ensuring safe trade is now more important than ...

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The First CPM Bureau virtual meeting organized to move forward the IPPC work programme during the COVID-19 crisis

Posted on Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 15:57

9 April 2020, Rome. The Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held its first virtual meeting of 2020 to reorganise the IPPC’s work, following the postponement of CPM-15 due to the COVID-19 crisis. The meeting was chaired ...

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The IPPC community contributes to development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Posted on Fri, 03 Apr 2020, 15:02

Rome, 26 March 2020. A virtual meeting on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was convened by UNEP to seek input from Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The meeting, chaired by Ms Tita Korvenoja (UNEP) and Ms Diane Klaimi (UNEP), featured presentations ...

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Implementing the IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation helped Nicaragua approve their revised phytosanitary law in record time

Posted on Tue, 31 Mar 2020, 11:05

Managua, 11 March – Thanks to the IPPC Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool, Nicaragua improved its phytosanitary legislation in record time. On Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - less than three months from the implementation of the PCE in the country - the courthouse ...

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IPPC Secretariat launches new IPPC pest reports bulletin to facilitate global phytosanitary information exchange

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 14:50

The IPPC Secretariat has always been striving to provide the IPPC community with the most up-to-date information on pest status to protect plants from pests and facilitate safe trade. The provision of pest reports is an opportunity to keep IPPC ...

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Key messages from the IPPC Secretariat on plant health and Covid-19

Posted on Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 17:37

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an inter-governmental treaty signed by 184 countries, aiming at protecting the world's plant resources from the spread and introduction of pests, and promoting safe trade. The Convention introduced International Standards for Phytosanitary ...

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Sri Lanka undertakes the second workshop on Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation to strengthen its national plant protection organization

Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 14:28

Colombo, 28 February 2020 – Fully committed to improve its phytosanitary system, the National Plant Quarantine Service of Sri Lanka filled in all the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) modules and started elaborating its National Phytosanitary Capacity Development Strategy with the support ...

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