Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2023, 15:26
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is pleased to announce the publication of a new IPPC guide, E-commerce: A guide to managing the pest risk posed by goods ordered online and distributed through postal and courier pathways. This guide highlights some of the key challenges faced by national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) in managing the pest risk associated with e-commerce trade and provides practical guidance for improving collaboration with key stakeholders. It also highlights pre-border and border activities, including risk-based phytosanitary inspection, non-compliance response, and the importance of monitoring regulated articles moving on postal and courier pathways to respond to new technologies and trends.
The IPPC Secretariat thanks the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for providing in-kind and financial support for the development of this guide.
You can access and download the guide in English here.