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Side event discussionsDuring CPM-6, sixteen side events are scheduled to take place in the Mexico and Lebanon rooms.
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Several of the side events will focus on capacity building activities in the different regions. Others will cover pest diagnostics, the new guide to the implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry as well as resource mobilisation. Side events on Friday will demonstrate the International Phytosanitary Portal and the prototype of the Online Comment System.
Tuesday through Thursday (15-17 March) the side events are planned for lunch time (13:15-14:45) and the time ...
Magic numberDuring the 20 – 21 October meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Committee) at WTO headquarters in Geneva, attention was drawn to a new phytosanitary standards under development that could have a major impact on international trade in goods. In particular, it was noted that work is underway on a standard for “minimizing pest movement by sea containers and conveyances in international trade”, and a similar standard for air containers and aircraft will be developed in future.
Delegates were cautioned that work on these important standards could be delayed as the IPPC standards-setting programme is facing ...
During the CPM-5 Scientific Session, Professor Clive Brasier of Forest Research UK gave a talk entitled "Scientific and operational flaws in international protocols for preventing entry and spread of plant pathogens via 'plants for planting'". He gave examples of forest pathogens that have been spread through the international movement of 'plants for planting', and he proposed means by which this risk can be addressed.
Dr. Geoffrey Howard of the IUCN Invasive Species Initiative gave a presentation entitled "Aquatic plants and IPPC". He described the biology of aquatic plants and gave examples of the threats posed by invasive aquatic plants. Click ...
His Excellency the Honourable Peter Daka, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Zambia opened the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures on 22 March. In his opening remarks he stressed the importance of the IPPC. He noted the importance of pathway management and safe trade to avoid the introduction of pests. He highlighted the need to achieve more recognition and gain political and financial support in order to improve implementation. He concluded that standards that are developed take their full value when they are implemented and countries get the benefits of market access. The Minister declared the 5th ...
A poster session will be held in the atrium during the CPM.
Click here to view the tentative agenda for side events.
The Italian authorities have informed FAO that on Saturday 20th March there will be some traffic and parking restrictions in the street surrounding the Headquarters premises due to a demonstration. Therefore on Saturday 20th March, from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs, entrance/exit for vehicles to the FAO premises will be through - Largo Fioritto - Viale Baccelli - Ramp 2 (Caracalla side). Exit only through Bldg. D - Viale Aventino will be allowed as usual until 13.30 hrs, proceeding to Via Aventina. Furthermore, on Sunday 21st March there will be traffic and parking restrictions in the street surrounding the Headquarters premises ...
Documents for the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures are being made available on the following page of the IPPC website:
The presentations from the CPM-4 scientific session on pest movement through food aid shipments are available on the IPP at the following links: PEST MOVEMENT BY FOOD AID SHIPMENT: Indonesia's Experience, given by Mr. Arfin Tasrif on behalf of the Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency Insect Infestation in Food Aid & Phytosanitary Risks and Responses, given by Rick Hodges on behalf of UN World Food Programme
The presenters contact information is also provided.
All decision documents for the Fourth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-4) have been posted in English, and will be posted in other languages upon receipt from translators. Additional information documents will be posted as they become available.
Comments received on draft ISPMs presented to CPM-4 (annexes of document CPM2009/2) have been compiled and are posted at the link below.
A provisional schedule of events for the week of CPM-4 has also been posted.
The following presentations have been made available on the IPP: Climate Change and Invasive Alien Species Expert Meeting Working Group 3 on Climate-related Transboundary Pests and Diseases Including Relevant Aquatic Species Special Session: UG 99 Status, Management and Prevention
The following standards adopted at CPM-2 are available on the IPP in English, French and Spanish:
ISPM No. 2 (2007) Framework for pest risk analysis ISPM No. 28 (2007) Phytosanitary treatments for regulaetd pests ISPM No. 29 (2007) Recognition of pest free areas and areas of low pest prevalence. In addition ISPM No. 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) has been updated and the 2007 version is available in English.
Other languages will be added as they become available.
Click on the link below to access all ISPMs.
The report of the second session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures is now available on the IPP, in English. Other languages will be posted as they become available. Click on the link below to access the report.