Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2013, 19:35
The IPPC Secretariat participated as an observer at this week s meeting at the World Trade Organization s Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in Geneva, Switzerland. During the meeting, the Secretariat provided three important interventions to the Committee concerning the recent developments from the eighth Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in April, updates on recent and forthcoming capacity development activities, as well as the status of and forthcoming programs for the Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS). The Secretariat also made a short presentation during the roll-out of the Standard and Trade Development Facility''s (STDF) publication on International Trade and Invasive Alien Species, as well as played an active role in the STDF workshop on multi-criteria decision analysis. The SPS Committee plans to meet next in October, 2013.