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The 16th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures to start on Tuesday

Posted on Fri, 01 Apr 2022, 08:33

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ROME, 1 April 2022. The 16th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is slated to hold its annual meeting virtually on 5, 7 and 21 April 2022.

The first International Plant Health Conference and International Day of Plant Health will be among the updates presented to the CPM. Other important topics, include:

  • Updates on emerging pests, the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee, IPPC regional workshops, national reporting obligations, climate change and Phytosanitary Issues, among others.
  • Adopt two International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and five phytosanitary treatments.
  • Discuss the framework for Standards and Implementation, the IPPC dispute Settlement Procedures, the IPPC Secretariat One Heath, and others

The IPPC community began preparing for CPM-16 months ago, with a series of preparatory and coordination meetings through Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs). Members of CPM Bureau, Standards Committee, Implementation and Capacity Development Committee and the IPPC Secretariat participated in many of these meetings. Some RPPOs also took the opportunity to coordinate among themselves, including the five RPPOs from the Americas (CAHFSA, CAN, COSAVE, NAPPO and OIRSA)where they discussed, shared views and identified common positions on CPM-16 topics, especially those considered of high priority.

FAO estimates that up to 40 per cent of crops – worth over USD 200 billion – are lost to plant pests and diseases every year. At its seventieth anniversary, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) continues to implement its mission of protecting plant health and the environment while facilitating the safe trade of plants and plant products across international borders.

CPM-16 Registration is open! CPM 16 - https://www.ippc.int/en/cpm-sessions/cpm-16/


16th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures of the International Plant Protection Convention CPM 16 - https://www.ippc.int/en/cpm-sessions/cpm-16/

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