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IPPC Standards Committee welcomes new members, lauds work of technical panels

Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021, 10:04

Rome, 30 June 2021. The Standards Committee (SC) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) met virtually on 23-24 June with new SC members to address standing agenda items during its annual meeting. Opening the focus sessions, the SC …

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Food Systems and Plant Health webinar observes end of the International Year of Plant Health

Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 17:00

Rome, 29 June 2021.The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat launched the first webinar of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) webinar series: Paving the way to the International Plant Health Conference 2022. Concluding the IYPH campaign, …

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CPM Bureau completes the CPM Focus Group nominations

Posted on Wed, 23 Jun 2021, 15:10

Rome, 17 June 2021. The Bureau of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held an extraordinary meeting to finalise the nominations for the CPM Focus Groups on Implementation of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020 – 2030 Development Agenda Items; Climate …

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Four Caribbean countries conduct virtual phytosanitary capacity evaluations

Posted on Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 08:39

Rome, 31 May 2021. In November 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) wherein CAHFSA would provide support to conduct …

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The new version of ISPM 8 is already implemented!

Posted on Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 13:08

Rome, 17 June 2021. National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) use pest status for various activities, such as pest risk analysis, the establishment of and implementation of phytosanitary regulations and the establishment of lists of regulated pests. This information is also …

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CPM Bureau endorsed nominations for new CPM focus groups

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 16:20

Rome, 10 June 2021. The CPM Bureau met virtually for the sixth time in 2021 to advance the nominations for the CPM Focus Groups on the Implementation of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020 – 2030 Development Agenda Items; Climate Change …

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IYPH International Steering Committee heads towards closing of the IYPH

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021, 14:15

Rome, 9 June 2021. The International Steering Committee (ISC) of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) convened virtually for its seventeenth meeting to discuss the remaining action plan for the IYPH before its closing ceremony on 1 July. Altogether …

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The IPPC / ePhyto Industry Advisory Group workshops continue with the Bahamas

Posted on Fri, 04 Jun 2021, 10:05

Rome, 2 June 2021. The series of ePhyto industry workshops, organized by the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) with support from the IPPC Secretariat continued with a workshop with the Bahamas. Representatives of the Bahamas Health Agricultural Food Safety Authority …

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Successful high-level launch of Scientific review of impact of climate change on plant pests

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021, 17:00

Rome, 1 June 2021. Due to the impact of climate change, plant pests that ravage economically important crops will continue to spread, becoming more destructive and posing an increasing threat to food security and the environment, finds a scientific …

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Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) approved four standards for second consultation in 2021

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021, 07:07

Rome, 21 May 2021. The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) approved four standards for second consultation during its virtual meeting. The SC-7 meeting was held on 17-21 May 2021, to examine substantive comments from the …

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Message for the 2021 International Day for Biological Diversity from Avetik Nersisyan, Officer in Charge Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention

Posted on Sat, 22 May 2021, 06:00

A planet without biological diversity is an endangered planet.

From plants to soil, to pollinators and animals, to food and agriculture, the value of biodiversity is immeasurable. As international organizations and UN agencies, it is our duty to ensure our …

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Keeping sea containers clean: Australia’s initiative to minimise biosecurity risks

Posted on Thu, 20 May 2021, 07:20

Canberra, 18 May 2021. International trade is essential to our way of life. Everyday sea containers are packed with important products, like food and medical equipment, and shipped all over the world. However, sometimes you can get more than …

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Standards Committee approves four standards for first consultation

Posted on Wed, 19 May 2021, 08:57

Rome, 14 May 2021. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is the global standard setting body for phytosanitary trade of plants and plant products. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) harmonize actions to facilitate international trade of plants and plant …

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Republic of Korea implements new trade tool with digital ePhyto plant health certificates

Posted on Tue, 11 May 2021, 10:56

Seoul, 10 May 2021. The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) of the Republic of Korea started a new digital operation to exchange electronic phytosanitary certificates (ePhytos) developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). …

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