This resource presents a guide to understanding the principal requirements for establishing an organization to protect national plant resources from pests. This resource aims to provide information to support the establishment of a functional national plant protection organization (NPPO) as the competent and legally responsible body for regulatory plant protection functions, as outlined in the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). It acknowledges that most countries already have an organization in place and that the choice of a new or updated model for that organization is the responsibility of the contracting party. The guide therefore addresses the key elements and considerations that contracting parties may use to review and upgrade their NPPOs with respect to fulfilling the functions outlined by the IPPC.
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