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The IPPC Secretariat would like to remind contracting parties that the deadline for the submission of papers, for existing agenda items, for the Eigth Session of the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) as an Information Paper (INF paper) is 1 April 2013.
Any papers received by the Secretariat from contracting parties after this date will be circulated as CPM Conference Room Papers (CRP) during the meeting from 08-12 April 2013.
The IPPC Secretariat in Meetings and Celebrations during CPM7 Rome, Italy, March 2012 By Marta Masqué Barri =FIXME - add pictures
The IPPC Secretariat in Meetings and Celebrations during CPM7 Rome, Italy, March 2012 By David Nowell =FIXME - add pictures
The IPPC Secretariat in Meetings and Celebrations during CPM7 Rome, Italy, March 2012 By Koji Onosato =FIXME - add pictures
The CPM Bureau, Finance Committee and the Strategic Planning Group all met in the week of 8-12 October. This note is to give you brief details of some of the items discussed and otherwise to update you on IPPC/CPM issues.
Following the departure of Lois Ransom from her post in Australia and consequent resignation from all CPM bodies, Dr Kyu-Ock Yim of the Republic of Korea kindly agreed to take the role of chair of the Finance Committee. The group discussed the presentation of financial information to the CPM and heard that whilst there is funding available ...
This note is to provide information about the recent CPM Bureau meeting and to give some reminders about recent requests.
Two deadlines are approaching, one for treatments to be submitted for possible international recognition and the other for nominations for the Technical Panel on the Glossary.
For phytosanitary treatments data is sought for:
Modified atmospheres and controlled atmospheres for fruit flies Soil and Growing Media Irradiation treatments
See https://www.ippc.int/index.php?id=1111081. The deadline is 1st September 2012.
For the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) we need nominations of French and Arabic speakers. These ...
The IPPC Secretarit would like to remind contracting parties that the dates for the annual meeting of the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) are a few weeks later than the "traditional" March time slot due to clashes with other FAO meetings. Therefore, 08 - 12 APRIL 2013 are the dates for CPM-8, instead of 18-22 March 2013 as tentatively announced in CPM7.
The CPM Bureau agreed duringits meeting on Friday 23rd March that it would be useful to send out periodic updates and reminders about aspects of the CPM work. We hope you find this useful.
Article XIV Questionnaire
A generic questionnaire covering all Article XIV bodies has now been sent out by FAO Legal to Permanent representatives based in Rome. If youhaven’t received this or been advised by your country’s permanentrepresentative how they intend to handle responses you should get in touch with them. A deadline of 25th April2012 has been set for responses so there is not too ...
Significant strategic decisions were made during Seventh Session of Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-7) that affect resources, processes and priority of the IPPC work programme. CPM-7 was held in Rome from 19th to 23rd March 2012. The meeting was attended 372 participants representing 143 contracting parties, 3 non-contracting parties, 2 non-governmental organizations and 13 inter-governmental organizations. Ms Ann Tutwiler, Deputy Director-General Knowledge, opened the meeting by expressing her gratitude towards the IPPC describing it as “the only organisation in the world that brings together countries and organisations that are linked to international plant health to discuss, debate and establish the ...
For those CPM7 participants who will be attending coordination meetings on Sunday, the 18th March, please be informed that due to the Rome Marathon, the only way to access FAO will be from Viale Aventino-Metro entrance. An FAO security officer will be there with the Italian local police to facilitate your access. Please bring the CPM-7 (2012) invitation letter with you or your building pass, for those holding one.
Cover of Forest GuideThe International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) provide guidance that is broadly applicable for forest health, monitoring, the safe transfer of germplasm and trade in trees and forest products. In order to clarify how the ISPMs apply to forestry, the FAO has developed the Guide to the implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry. The Guide provides simplified, easy-to-understand information on ISPMs and how forest management practices could play a role in implementing phytosanitary standards and facilitating safe trade. It does this by providing information on relevant concepts (e.g. phytosanitary certification, pest risk analysis, determination of pest ...
GrainsEach year, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures holds a “scientific session” to consider emerging issues, such as new technologies or new pest threats. Past scientific sessions have addressed issues such as the potential impact of climate change on pest spread, food aid as a pathway for the transboundary movement of pests, aquatic plants as pests, and flaws in the current system for preventing pest spread.
The speakers for CPM-6 have been announced – click here to view the programme for this year’s scientific session.
Gary C. Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the North American Export Grain Association, will ...
Poster sessionThe list of posters that will be presented in the atrium during the sixth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures has been finalized and is now available on the IPP.
Click here to view the list.
Seven NPPOs and six international organizations have indicated that they will present posters and provide publications on topics such as pest surveillance, tools for pest diagnostics, pest risk analysis, food security and capacity building initiatives.
Delegates attending the CPM are encouraged to visit the atrium to see the posters.