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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 ...
The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) has posted its new publication, titled "International Trade and Invasive Alien Species." The publication, as summarized on the site, "reviews and analyses key concepts and principles relevant to Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and international trade in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the SPS Agreement, as well as in relation to the IPPC and the OIE." In this comprehensive review, the publication explores various initiatives that seek to improve the management of the entry and spread of IAS.