This resource presents a guide to import verification as an aspect of the broader subject of import regulation. This guide sets the stage or basis for import verification and provides guidance to national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) on the operation of an import verification system, the process of import verification, the requirements for import verification and pathways that should be considered. The guide discusses seven key areas including import requirements, the import verification framework, phytosanitary measures for imported consignments, audit and compliance procedures, national legislation, import pathways and non-compliances.
The Import Verification guide is available in English and Russian. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat welcomes your feedback on this resource. Share how you used it or give comments and suggestions to improve it through a fast and easy two-question survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IPPCimport This will help the IPPC Secretariat and Capacity Development Committee strengthen this and other training resources.
Translation of this guide in Russian was possible through the project Sterngthening phytosanitary inspection and diagnostic services in Azerbaijan (MTF/AZE/007/STF) and thanks to the support of the FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia.