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The OEWG met from August 4-7, 2014 in Rome, Italy to provide the IPPC guidance and advice on its efforts to develop an implementation programme. For a copy of the report, please refer to the OEWG's meeting page on the IPP or click this link:
The Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) started to discuss the Implementation of IPPC and ISPMs in Rome. The working group is tasked to provide guidance and advice on IPPC efforts to develop an implementation programme. The outcome of this meeting, including a work plan for a pilot surveillance programme, will be presented to the CPM-10 (March 2015).
In recent correspondence between the IPPC Secretary, Mr. Yukio Yokoi, and the Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Mr. Rob Steele, it was clarified that the ISO Central Secretariat has never promoted ISO standard adoption as mandatory for the implementation of International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). This issue was initially raised as a concern of IPPC contracting parties during a discussion at CPM-7 (2012), addressing standard setting procedures, and was further clarified by the CPM Chair. As the IPPC practices a very robust and transparent standard setting system in which all of its contracting parties participate ...
On November 11, 2011, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published the Guide to implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry. The guide represents a tool for countries to prevent forest-damaging pests from spreading to new areas.
Climate change, globalization, as well as the increased volume of wood products traded internationally, create new challenges for forests protection and pest management. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has a fundamental role in developing International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and in coordinating Regional and National Plant Protection Organizations. Mr. Yukio Yokoi, Secretary of the IPPC, explained that “all sectors in forestry ...