The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting:
Nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Working Group to develop the IPPC Guide on Pest Status (2017-048)
Submissions of any existing relevant materials for the development of the Guide on Pest Status (2017-048)
Purpose of the Guide:
The IPPC Guide on Pest Status is meant to support the implementation of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 8 Determination of pest status in an area. ISPM 8 is currently in the final stages of revision and is expected to go for the second consultation on 1 July 2019 (Specification 59). The development of the Guide on Pest Status is being initiated in order to provide relevant resources in a timely manner and to facilitate the implementation of the revised ISPM 8 by IPPC contracting parties (CPs), after it has been adopted by CPM. Aligning the development of IPPC guides with the development of ISPMs is considered as a way to establish a holistic approach to the implementation of the IPPC.
Deadline: Nominations and Submissions are due 15 June 2019
Who can Apply and Contribute:
Nominations for qualified experts and Submissions of relevant technical materials are accepted from:
Specific Practical Expertise Required:
IMPORTANT NOTE: EXPERTS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THE WORKING GROUP MEETING, TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR 16-20 SEPTEMBER 2019 IN ROME, ITALY. ANY CHANGE WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE IPPC CALENDAR (2019).
Submissions of relevant technical materials should be accompanied by a statement granting the IPPC Secretariat permission to use the materials, except any materials that are specifically excluded, as deemed necessary.
Nominations and Technical Materials should be submitted to:
The deadline is 15 June 2019.
More information is available at: