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E-commerce: A guide to managing the pest risk posed by goods ordered online and distributed through postal and courier pathways

Wed, 18 Oct 2023, 00:00


The guide highlights some of the key challenges faced by NPPOs in managing the pest risk associated with e-commerce trade and provides practical guidance for improving collaboration with national customs administrations, postal operators, courier services, e-commerce platforms and marketplaces, and the general public. The guide also highlights pre-border and border activities, including risk-based phytosanitary inspection, non-compliance response, and the importance of monitoring regulated articles moving on postal and courier pathways to respond to new technologies and trends. (72 pages)
Phytosanitary system: Phytosanitary system page for e-commerce
Related international standards:ISPM 07 (Phytosanitary certification system), ISPM 12 (Phytosanitary certificates), ISPM 20 (Guidelines for a phytosanitary import regulatory system)
CPM Recommendations:R-05 (Internet trade (e-commerce) in plants and other regulated articles)
IPPC Guides:Export Certification: A guide to export certification for national plant protection organizations, Import Verification: A guide to import verification for national plant protection organizations

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