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New recommendations for improving the way IPPC standards are developed

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2011, 10:10

As requested by CPM-6 a Focus Group on Improving the IPPC Standard Setting Process was convened in July 2011 at EPPO Headquarters in Paris and concluded that current procedures provide a thorough, transparent and consensus-based standard setting process for general standards as well as diagnostic protocols and phytosanitary treatments. However the Focus Group is recommending the following five major points be considered by CPM to help improve the current IPPC standard setting process:

The CPM should no longer draft text and all draft standards presented to the CPM for adoption should be subject to formal objection only The CPM should ...

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Important milestone for electronic certification in the IPPC (ePhyto)

Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2011, 10:10

An Open-Ended Working Group on IPPC OEWG on Electronic Certification was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from Tuesday 07 June to Friday 10 June, 2011. The meeting was attended by participants from 27 countries and 2 regional plant protection organizations.

An increasing number of countries are converting from paper systems to electronic certification systems. A global ePhyto standard will greatly facilitate the inter-governmental exchange of phytosanitary certificates with improved security and often large gains in efficiencies. Some background information can be found on the IPPC website.

For most countries this plant health initiative will be integrated into their animal ...

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Forum raises awareness about the IPPC and other priority work of the FAO

Posted on Thu, 03 Mar 2011, 09:10

Yukio Yokoi speaking to Forum on Impact Focus AreasOn 1 March 2011, an informal meeting was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome to raise awareness of the FAO’s Impact Focus Areas (IFAs). FAO members have recognized the IFAs – which include the International Plant Protection Convention – as the FAO’s priority areas of work over the next four years. All Members and resource partners that have provided voluntary contributions to the FAO since 2008 were invited to the forum, and more than 60 representatives of countries and international organizations participated in the event.

During the forum, Yukio Yokoi, the IPPC ...

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EU increases funding to support the implementation of the IPPC

Posted on Wed, 02 Feb 2011, 09:10

The European Union (EU) has contributed €400,000 to the IPPC Secretariat to support the development of the Implementation Review and Support System of the IPPC. The donation, from the EU Directorate General for Trade, will finance the Implementation Review and Support System in 2011 and additional funds should be necessary to complete the initial three year cycle of the IRSS.

The IRSS will have two primary components:

Implementation review system – to monitor the fulfilment of reporting requirements of contracting parties through the IPP and evaluate the implementation of other non reporting obligations under the IPPC.

Implementation support system – through ...

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Update regarding the IPPC financial situation

Posted on Tue, 25 Jan 2011, 09:10

Bureau discussionsOn 12th October, Mohammad Katbeh Bader, the CPM Chairperson, wrote to all IPPC Contact Points to explain the critical financial position for the IPPC and the work programme in 2011. On behalf of the Bureau, he urged IPPC Member Countries and partner organizations to signal their intent to provide extra-budgetary support by the first of December 2010. The WTO-SPS Committee also expressed its concerns about the situation, and there were calls in the FAO Council for increased support to be given to IPPC.

The Chairperson extends his thanks to those countries which responded; there has been one firm offer ...

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Maldives includes the IPPC in its master plan

Posted on Thu, 02 Sep 2010, 10:10

Maldives Technical Cooperation ProjectWhen the Republic of the Maldives entered into the process of formulating its “Agricultural Master Plan”, it was recognized that appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks for plant health were key components necessary for supporting the national agricultural sector. Consequently, the Maldives sought assistance from the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme in drafting a Plant Protection Act and to establish a legal framework consistent with the IPPC and the ISPMs.

Subsequently, the FAO Legal Office and the IPPC Secretariat have worked with the government of the Maldives to review and revise its phytosanitary legislation. To ensure a sound implementation ...

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Australian funds support raising awareness about the IPPC

Posted on Thu, 12 Aug 2010, 10:10

Fruit fly exclusion zone in Australia, photo by LonghairIPPC member countries share the common goal of "Cooperation between nations in protecting the world’s cultivated and natural plant resources from the spread and introduction of pests of plants, while minimizing interference with the international movement of goods and people." Thus, the IPPC is relevant to the livelihoods of farmers, trade, agriculture and protection of the environment.

Funding from Australia is supporting the IPPC communications and advocacy programme which will highlight the importance of the IPPC in facilitating the safe trade of plants and plant products, and in protecting food security ...

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Implementation framework for the IPPC capacity building strategy drafted by OEWG

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2009, 09:10

An Open-ended Working Group to finalize the operational plan and develop an implementation framework for the IPPC capacity building strategy was held at FAO Headquarters from 7 - 16 December 2009. This OEWG carried forward the work on the IPPC capacity building strategy that was initiated at an OEWG held in December of 2008. The OEWG included participants from the NPPOs / RPPOs of Australia, Kenya, Nigeria, Seychelles, Syria, Thailand, the United Kingodm, the United States and Viet Nam as well as invited experts, the IPPC Secretariat, and the Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division of the FAO. The group had experience ...

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New IPPC website released

Posted on Sat, 12 Dec 2009, 09:10

The new site retains the URL from the previous website and contains all of the content that was available in the old website. While these aspects remain the same, you will find that in many other respects the website has changed significantly: The look and feel is all new, and the site navigation has been streamlined, making it easier to find the information that you are looking for. Likewise, in the

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Open-Ended Working Group to Finalize the Operational Plan and Develop an Implementation Framework for the IPPC Capacity Building Strategy

Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2009, 09:10

Arrangements for a meeting of an Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) to finalize the operational plan and develop an implementation framework for the IPPC capacity building strategy have been finalized. The meeting will convene in Rome, Italy from 07 - 16 December 2009, at the FAO headquarters.

More information is available on the following page: OEWG to Finalize the Operational Plan and Develop an Implementation Framework for the IPPC Capacity Building Strategy.

If you intend to attend this meeting, please notify the IPPC Secretariat before 06 November.

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