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The IPPC Generic ePhyto National System will go live on the 15th of July

Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 12:04

The IPPC Secretariat is proud to announce that on July 15th the Generic National System component of the IPPC ePhyto Solution will go live! This means that countries without their own national electronic certification system who wish to join the IPPC ePhyto Solution can begin their registration process and once fully prepared, can join the IPPC ePhyto Solution through the use of the GeNS. The GeNS is a centralized web- based system that any country without their own electronic certification system can use to connect to the ePhyto Hub in order to produce, send and receive ePhytos. The IPPC Secretariat ...

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Enhancing food security through trade facilitation

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 09:26

How can digitising the phytosanitary certification process help to enhance food security? Craig Fedchock, Advisor at the International Plant Protection Secretariat, explains.

Read full article at: https://www.tradefacilitation.org/blog/enhancing-food-security-trade-facilitation/

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The IPPC ePhyto Hub is now open for use!

Posted on Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 14:06

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IPPC Contracting Party Contact Points have been sent a letter announcing that the IPPC ePhyto Hub is now open for business. Any Contracting Party/Country wishing to do so is now welcome to sign up and participate. Joining the Hub is not mandatory, but it offers the opportunity for countries with existing national electronic certification systems to exchange phytosanitary certificates electronically once any technical changes needed have been completed. Countries without national electronic certification systems of their own will be offered the opportunity to use the GeNS system once the pilot is completed and reviewed (expected by the end of ...

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ePhyto Project Technical Committee Meets in Dublin

Posted on Wed, 06 Jun 2018, 13:02

The ePhyto Project Technical Committee(PTC)/ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) met during the week of May 28 in Dublin, Ireland. The meeting was graciously hosted by the Irish Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine. The meeting was successful on a number of levels. The PTC agreed that the ePhyto Hub is now open for business, meaning that interested IPPC Contracting Parties with the capacity to do so may now begin to integrate their existing national systems into the Hub. The PTC also presented the current status of the Generic National System (GeNS) by the United Nations International Computing Center ...

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The IPPC Technical Committee Meeting on the ePhyto Project held in Argentina

Posted on Mon, 10 Oct 2016, 10:03

The IPPC Technical Committee Meeting on the ePhyto Project (PTC) was held at the offices of the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Cálidad Agroalimentaria de la República Argentina (SENASA) in La Plata, Argentina from 3-7 October 2016. The meeting, chaired by Mr Nico Horn, the chair of the ESG from the Netherlands, was attended by the members of the IPPC ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) as well as staff of the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC). Mr Shane Sela, the Project Manager for ePhyto, participated in the meeting on behalf of the IPPC Secretariat. The objective of the meeting was ...

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Strengthening of Cooperation between the IPPC and STDF

Posted on Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 09:29

Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, had a meeting with Mr Melvin Spreij, the Secretary of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) on 15 June 2016, at FAO-HQ in Rome, Italy. Mr Craig Fedchock (the IPPC Coordinator), Ms Sarah Brunel (the IPPC Implementation Officer) and Mr Marko Benovic (the IPPC Finance Officer), also attended the meeting. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss a number of topics related to projects funded by STDF, projects ongoing and potential next steps for moving forward in the relationship between the two organizations.

Ms Brunel reviewed the report of the most ...

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Encouragement for the IPPC Community to participate actively in the STDF Seminar on Electronic SPS Certification

Posted on Mon, 02 May 2016, 14:48

Electronic certification, ePhyto specifically, is increasingly important to the future of phytosanitary certification in the IPPC Community. For this reason the IPPC needs to actively engage on electronic certification to ensure a common understanding and create awareness of the benefits of such certification. Such an occasion is the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Seminar on Electronic SPS Certification on 28 June 2016 at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The overall objective of the Seminar is to raise awareness of the opportunities and the challenges related to the implementation of electronic SPS certification systems, mainly in developing countries ...

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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.

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The IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean Region (2015)

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 07:44

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Caribbean Region was held on 29 September – 1 October, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The workshop was organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the IPPC Secretariat, hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and funded by the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Project from the European Union (EU). Sixteen participants from 12 contracting parties, representatives from IICA and the IPPC Secretariat, and a member of the Standards Committee attended the workshop.

Mr. Michael James (Barbados) chaired the meeting, with the support ...

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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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Republic of Korea to Host Global ePhyto Symposium

Posted on Fri, 16 Jan 2015, 10:17

The Republic of Korea will be hosting a Global Symposium on ePhtyo later this year. The tentative dates for this event are 9-13 November 2015. As additional information becomes available it will be shared on this web page. We encourage all interested contracting parties to attend what will be a very important activity related to ePhyto.

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ePhyto, building understanding and moving forward!!!

Posted on Mon, 03 Nov 2014, 12:07

The APPPC workshop on Building Understanding and Preparedness for Electronic Phytosanitary Certification was convened in Bangkok, Thailand from 28-30 October, 2014 with over 40 participants from 21 countries, the IPPC Secretariat and FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The event was one of the implementation activities of the APPPC work plan, which highlights implementation of ISPMs especially ISPM 6, 12, 14 and 15.

During the workshop participants shared their country’s status on the use of hard copy certificates, and systems developed to use electronic certificates in their countries as well as successes, challenges and emerging issues.

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ePhyto Feasibility Study

Posted on Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 16:25

The final study is now available (click on File below).

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New ePhyto Factsheets now available!

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 12:31

The ePhyto Steering Group has been busy preparing a new series of factsheets and newsletters to explain their work and the process of potential implementation of electronic phytosanitary certificates. The Steering Group is proud to announce that these factsheets will be part of an ongoing effort to increase awareness about the benefits, in comparison to paper-based phytosanitary certification, to both exporting and importing countries. Translations for these factsheets will also be availble shortly! Educate yourself on the ePhyto updates by clicking here.

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