Opening of the consultation period on draft Outline for e-Commerce Guide (2017-039)

Posted on Tue, 05 May 2020, 14:29

The consultation on a draft Outline for an e-Commerce Guide for plants, plant products and other regulated articles (2017-039) has opened today, 05 May, and will close on 05 July 2020.

This consultation is being carried out in accordance with the Process for the Development of IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Guides and Training Materials, which was approved by the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee in November 2018 and may be found in the Procedure Manual for Implementation and Capacity Development. The objective of this consultation is to ensure that guides are developed through an inclusive, open and transparent process and to facilitate input from a wide range of stakeholders.

The IC reviewed and approved this Draft Outline for consultation by e-decision in March 2020.

The following draft Outline is open for commenting:

  • e-Commerce Guide for plants, plant products and other regulated articles (2017-039)

The purpose of this Guide is to increase awareness among IPPC contracting parties, e-Commerce stakeholders and different international organizations about the potential phytosanitary risks associated with e-Commerce trade of plants, plant products and other regulated goods and to provide guidance to reduce the incidence of pests and other phytosanitary risks associated with cross-border e-Commerce trade.

Comments on the draft Outline for the guide should be submitted through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS): https://ocs-new.ippc.int/. If you require technical assistance to use the OCS, please visit the OCS resource page or contact the IPPC Secretariat.

For more information on the consultation, or to obtain a Word version of the document, visit the Implementation and Capacity Development consultation page on the IPP. For any other questions, please contact the IPPC Secretariat.

Kind regards,

IPPC Secretariat

ippc@fao.org

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