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Caribbean region actively engaged in the IPPC Regional Workshop

Posted on Wed, 08 Sep 2021, 14:30

Rome, 30 August 2021. The 2021 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean was held virtually from 24 to 26 August with the participation of over 70 representatives from 15 Caribbean countries and territories. This annual occurrence serves as a …

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CPM Bureau discussed strategic issues and arrangements for new focus groups

Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2021, 10:25

Rome, 26 August 2021. The Bureau of Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held its August meeting to continue monitoring the progress in planning the next Strategic Planning Group meeting, which will convene in November 2021.

The IPPC Secretariat informed the …

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IPPC Regional Workshop discussed plant health priority issues in Near East and North Africa

Posted on Wed, 11 Aug 2021, 16:37

Rome, 10 August 2021. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa (NENA) convened virtually on 3, 5 and 10 August 2021 to discuss key priority issues in the region related to plant …

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Strengthening the implementation of the ePhyto Solution in Costa Rica with a joint IPPC/ePhyto Industry Advisory Group workshop

Posted on Wed, 11 Aug 2021, 14:47

Rome, 4 August 2021. The fourth workshop in the series of ePhyto industry workshops continued with Costa Rica. The workshops, organized by the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) with support from the IPPC Secretariat aim to facilitate conversations between importers, …

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SPS Committee Workshop on Risk Analysis showcases IPPC standards and guides

Posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 13:17

Geneva, 14 July 2021. The World Trade Organization (WTO) held a two-day virtual Workshop on ‘Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication in relation to food safety, animal and plant health’ on 12 and 13 July 2021, with …

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Central American contracting parties inspired to undertake a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation

Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 09:51

El Salvador, 13 July 2021. In 2019, the Institute for Agricultural Protection and Health (IPSA) of Nicaragua committed to a thorough Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE), a tool promoted by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and supported …

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IPPC Standards Committee deepens collaboration on strategic matters

Posted on Mon, 19 Jul 2021, 12:22

Rome, 14 July 2021. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) met virtually on 13 and 14 July to address development agenda items of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030 that relate to standard setting and …

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CPM Bureau discusses work of Strategic Planning Group and new CPM focus groups

Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 09:20

Rome, 8 July 2021 – The CPM Bureau convened its eighth virtual meeting in 2021 to discuss the preliminary agenda of the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) 2021 meeting and the work of the CPM Focus Groups on Implementation of the …

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Finland implements new security enhanced paper for Phytosanitary Export and Re-export Certificates

Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 17:14

Helsinki, 10 July 2021. Finland’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Food Authority responsible for plant health (Ruokavirasto), announces the implementation of new security enhanced paper for phytosanitary export and re-export certificates.

Phytosanitary Certificates will continue to be printed with a …

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IPPC presents views on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at FAO-CBD Global Dialogue

Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 14:27

Rome, 7 July 2021. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held a virtual Global Dialogue on the role of food and agriculture in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity …

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IPPC Secretariat assembles for mid-year virtual meeting

Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 14:21

Rome, 7 July 2021. The IPPC Secretariat held its 2021 mid-year meeting virtually. The meeting was attended by all staff members and was opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, Director of Plant Production and Protection and the IPPC Secretary Officer …

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The IYPH International Steering Committee wraps up the Year and turns the focus on its legacies

Posted on Fri, 09 Jul 2021, 08:35

Rome, 2 July 2021 – The International Steering Committee (ISC) of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for its eighteenth and last meeting to discuss the IYPH legacy action plan after the International Year came to an …

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The International Year of Plant Health closing ceremony marks a new beginning for global plant health

Posted on Thu, 01 Jul 2021, 17:54

Rome, 1 July 2021. The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) has officially came to an end with a high level closing ceremony hosted by the FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu and attended by over 600 participants online. During his opening …

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Climate change, plant health and biodiversity webinar paves the way to the International Plant Health Conference

Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021, 17:00

Rome, 30 June 2021. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat gathered the plant health community together on 30 June to the second date of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) webinar series “Paving the path to the …

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