Posted on Fri, 16 Dec 2022, 12:09
Rome, 16 December 2022. The IPPC Technical Panel on Commodity Standards (TPCS) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) held its second virtual meeting on 1 December to discuss the recently approved Specification 73 on the International movement of fresh mango (Mangifera indica) fruit. The Specification, approved by the IPPC Standards Committee, provides guidance on options for phytosanitary measures for national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) of countries who are or will be importing or exporting fresh mango fruit for consumption or processing (excluding processed mango such as dried, frozen or canned).
The TPCS also reviewed the information received from the call for papers and studies and highlighted that there is a need for importing countries to carefully consider the potential presence of regulated pests. The panel will further consider this issue along with the criteria for inclusion of a phytosanitary measure and the development of the draft mango standard in its next in-person meeting in January in Tokyo, Japan.