The Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) met in February 2018 in Paris, France. The main objective of the meeting was to revise draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) in various stages of development, discuss several horizontal issues related to DPs and review the TPDP work programme with strategic discussions on the future of the IPPC DPs. The TPDP reviewed their work programme and discussed in-depth eight draft DPs. The outcomes of the meeting and the TPDP work plan will be presented to the Standards Committee (SC) in May 2018.
The purpose of harmonized DPs is to support efficient phytosanitary measures in a wide range of circumstances and to enhance the mutual recognition of diagnostic results by NPPOs, which may also facilitate trade. Furthermore, these protocols aid the development of expertise and technical cooperation on a global scale.
The 2018-02 TPDP meeting report is available at https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85736/
More information about the TPDP you can find at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/expert-drafting-groups/technical-panels/technical-panel-diagnostic-protocols/Share on Twitter Share on Facebook