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e-Phyto gets a go-ahead

Posted on Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 11:35

Every year, millions of phytosanitary certificates are created, printed, and exchanged between countries as part of the global trade in plant products. These certificates reassure importers that the products have been inspected and found to be free of the kinds of pests that could devastate their local economy by harming agriculture or the environment.

This essential effort is costly in terms of time and resources. That complex, costly and bureaucratic process could now become a thing of the past. Yesterday (17 March 2015) the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), agreed ...

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