Strategic meeting of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments held successfully on 12-16 September

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2022, 11:00

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The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) met face-to-face in Rome on 12-16 September.

The TPPT evaluates data submissions from Regional and National Plant Protection Organizations and reviews, revises and develops phytosanitary treatments. The TPPT provides guidance to the Standards Committee (SC) regarding specific phytosanitary treatment issues and evaluates treatment submissions against requirements in ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests). The TPPT currently has 10 members, from Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, New Zealand, Japan, the United States of America, and one delegated by the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture.

The TPPT has developed 44 phytosanitary treatments (Annexes to ISPM 28) thus far, according to the work program and priorities set out by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) and the Standards Committee. ‘’The work of the Technical Panel is crucial to ensure that good quality and scientifically sound phytosanitary treatments are presented to contracting parties. Having many and diverse phytosanitary treatments adopted assists access to markets and facilitates safe trade. After the latest decision by CPM to revise the standard setting procedure, the streamlined development of new phytosanitary treatments, with the option to send draft treatments for only one round of consultation is a great achievement.’’, said IPPC Secretary Osama El- Lissy.

The chair of the meeting, Scott Myers said that “The TPPT is aware that there are many phytosanitary treatments out there, used in international trade. The TPPT invites countries to submit these. Challenges around research that fulfill the ISPM 28 criteria are well known, and the need for material to address these challenges is noted.”

For more information about TPPT: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/expert-drafting-groups/technical-panels/technical-panel-phytosanitary-treatments/.

Call for phytosanitary treatments: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/calls-treatments/.

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