Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2013, 14:14
This month, on 8-12 July 2013, the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) met in Fukuoka, Japan, hosted by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Government of Japan (MAFF). The TPPT is responsible for evaluating data submissions from NPPOs and RPPOs, reviewing, revising and developing phytosanitary treatments, and providing guidance to the Standards Committee (SC) regarding specific phytosanitary treatment issues. At their July meeting, discussions focused on the review and adjustment of the TPPT Work Programme. Also, in response to the 2013 call for topics, the draft submission forms were evaluated and updated for new topics to be added to the List of topics for IPPC Standards. Finally, the TPPT recommended numerous draft phytosanitary treatments to the SC for further member consultation and for adoption by CPM. In looking forward, the technical panel will continue to review and update draft submission forms and specifications for new ISPMS in order to submit them to the IPPC Secretariat. The report of the 2013 July TPPT meeting in Fukuoka will be posted soon.