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Strengthening the Bilateral Cooperation of the IPPC with the United States of America

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 12:52

On 26 July 2018 an IPPC delegation composed of Dr. Jingyuan Xia (IPPC Secretary), Mr. Craig Fedchock (IPPC Adviser) and Dr. Shoki AlDobai (IPPC Integration and Support Team Lead) met at FAO-HQs with representatives from the US Mission to Rome-based UN Agencies, Mr. Tommie Williams (incoming Minister Counselor for Agriculture) and Mr. Bryce Quick (outgoing Counselor for Agriculture) at FAO-HQs.

The IPPC Secretary Xia welcomed the US delegates, and wished Mr. Williams success in his new tenure. He briefed the US delegates about the IPPC, its importance as global plant health standard setting and implementation organization, as well as its ...

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A Keynote Address on Plant Health and Environmental Protection presented by the CBD Executive Secretary at the CPM-13 Opening

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 11:35

The 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) officially launched on 16 April 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was invited to present a keynote address the 2018 IPPC Annual Theme “Plant Health and Environmental Protection”. The keynote address from Dr. Paşca Palmer was warmly welcome and highly appreciated by all participants of the CPM-13.

In recent year, the IPPC and CBD Secretariats have been working towards globally harmonized measures that minimize the negative impacts pests, invasive ...

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Promoting the Cooperation between the IPPC and the WCO

Posted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016, 07:25

The Bilateral Meeting on Promoting the Cooperation between the IPPC and the World Customs Organization (WCO) was held 4 March 2016 at WCO-HQ in Brussels, Belgium. The IPPC delegate was composed of Mr Jingyuan Xia (the IPPC Secretary) and Mr Craig Fedchock (the IPPC Coordinator), and the WCO delegate consisted of Mr Kunio Mikuriya (the Secretary-General of WCO), Mr Alan Harrison (the Executive Officer of the Secretary-General Office) and Mr Theo Hesselink (the Technical Officer of Compliance and Facilitation). The main objective the meeting was to discuss the possibility to sign an agreement on the IPPC-WCO cooperation.

During the meeting ...

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Strengthening the Cooperation between the IPPC and the EU

Posted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016, 07:22

The Bilateral Meeting on Strengthening the Cooperation between the IPPC and the European Union (EU) was held 1 March 2016 at EU-HQ in Brussels, Belgium. The IPPC delegation, led by Mr Jingyuan Xia (the IPPC Secretary), was composed of Mr Craig Fedchock (the IPPC Coordinator), Mr Orlando Sosa (the Implementation Officer) and Ms Celine Germain (the Standard Officer). The main objectives of the Meeting were to review the previous achievement of this bilateral cooperation, especially for the past 5 years, and to plan further cooperation for the next 5 year (2016-2020), in particular for the period 2016-2018. There were two ...

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Working together makes sense…

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 11:26

The New Zealand Government has announced a new tool in the fight against unwanted pests with its approval of a formal partnership agreement with agriculture industries. Under the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response, government and industry partners will share decision-making, costs, and responsibility in preparing for and responding to incursions of unwanted pests. The partners are committed to achieving better biosecurity outcomes for New Zealand’s environment, economy and community by working together. The agreement was drafted jointly by industry and government representatives. In what is believed to be a world first, the agreement includes animal ...

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Celebration of 25 Years of Cooperation and Coordination among Regional Plant Protection Organizations!

Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2013, 12:54

Uruguay, August 2013- The 25th Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations was held in Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay, from 24th -30th August 2013.

Celebrating 25 years, the Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations is a critical element of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). It serves to improve cooperation and coordination across regions and achieve the objectives of the Convention in the prevention of the spread of pests.

The technical consultation among RPPOs aims to:

Promote the development and use of relevant international standards Encourage inter-regional cooperation by promoting harmonized phytosanitary measures and by supporting the development and ...

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IPPC/CABI Plantwise Collaboration Initiated

Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2013, 20:42

In recent efforts to improve collaboration on joint activities, the IPPC and CABI Plantwise have agreed to initiate secondments between their organizations to increase transparency and effectiveness. The IPPC Secretariat at FAO Headquarters in Rome welcomes Ms. Katherine Cameron, Knowledge Bank Development Manager for Plantwise, to assist in the guidance and approval of a joint work plan that will further implement these efforts.

David Nowell, the lead for the IPPC’s efforts on national reporting obligations, considers that this is the beginning of a more beneficial working arrangement for both parties. "I can see a lot of potential on the ...

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Improving coordination and cooperation with the WTO

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

Recent discussions between the Secretariats for the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the World Trade Organization’s SPS Committee were held with the objective of improving coordination and cooperation. As the IPPC has a formal role of standard setting for plant health within the SPS Agreement, it is essential that cooperation and coordination is optimized between the two Organizations at all times. The Secretariats discussed a wide range of subjects including increasing awareness and support for each other’s programmes regarding capacity development, standard setting, information exchange and dispute settlement. Regular follow-up meetings will be held and will include ...

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