Certificados Fitosanitarios Electrónicos (ePhytos)



Primer paso: prepararse
Para que un país participe en el Hub, debe tener un sistema capaz de producir certificados fitosanitarios electrónicos (ePhytos). Para garantizar la correcta preparación para conectarse al Hub, se recomienda a los representantes del país, leer todos los documentos relevantes relacionados con la Información Técnica. La participación de la Organización Nacional de Protección Fitosanitaria (ONPF) es validada por el Punto de Contacto Oficial de la CIPF de la Parte Contratante.Antes del Paso Dos, el representante de la ONPF que tenga la intención de registrarse al Hub deberá ponerse en contacto con el Punto de Contacto Oficial para alertarlos de que recibirán un mensaje automático del Hub requiriéndoles que confirmen el registro.

N.B: Si necesita una confirmación oficial de participación, escriba a la CIPF (ippc@fao.org) y estaremos encantados de proporcionarle una carta oficial.

Paso Dos: Registro
Un representante de la ONPF debe iniciar el registro haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace; https://www.ephytoexchange.org/AdminConsole y seleccionando la pestaña 'Register NPPO’.

Al completar los pasos de registro y una vez que el Punto de contacto oficial de la CIPF haya validado el registro, el representante recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación de registro.En caso de que no reciba dicho correo electrónico, le recomendamos que se comunique con la CIPF (ippc@fao.org) para obtener más información.

Este representante será la persona de contacto para la CIPF y el CICE para los problemas técnicos del Hub y será responsable de la cuenta de Hub. Será el administrador inicial del sistema y otorgará acceso a otros en la organización.

Paso tres: Incorporación
Una vez que se ha confirmado el registro, el representante de la ONPF recibirá todos los documentos de conexión relevantes, como la guía de conexión y el documento Interfaz de programación de aplicaciones de servicios web. Estos documentos guiarán al solicitante de registro y a su equipo en la implementación del Hub. Describe claramente los siguientes pasos y el tipo de asistencia que estará disponible.

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The ePhyto team of the IPPC Secretariat has developed a beginner’s guide to the ePhyto Solution. Presented in a clear and simple manner the guide presents all the information you need to know about ePhyto and how it works. The document can be viewed by clicking here.

ePhyto is short for “electronic phytosanitary certificate”. An ePhyto is the electronic version of a phytosanitary certificate in XML format. All the information contained in a paper phytosanitary certificate is also in the ePhyto. ePhytos can be exchanged electronically between countries or the data printed out on paper. ePhytos should be produced in accordance with ISPM 12 including Appendix 1.

Since 2011, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) has encouraged advancement of electronic certification. CPM-9 approved Appendix 1 to ISPM 12. The appendix describes the format and contents of electronic phytosanitary certificates and their exchange between NPPOs and also references harmonized codes and schema.

To continue the development of ePhyto, CPM-8 established an ePhyto Steering Group (SG). The SG became responsible for increasing the understanding and awareness of ePhyto, supporting its implementation and assisting in the development of systems to support electronic phytosanitary exchange. The ePhyto SG consists of representation from 6 FAO regions and the IPPC Secretariat is seeking the participation of the remaining region. A member of the CPM Bureau also participates on the SG along with Secretariat support.

The SG supported the development of an independent study on the feasibility of an electronic hub that could facilitate the transfer of electronic certificates between national plant protection organizations. CPM-9 (2014) reviewed the ePhyto Hub Feasibility Study and encouraged the SG to urgently continue its work in preparing for the development of an ePhyto hub. The SG, under the oversight of the CPM Bureau has continued to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of electronic phytosanitary certification (ePhyto);
  • Explore and progress capacity development opportunities;
  • Prepare for the development of an ePhyto hub, and
  • Consider implementation issues associated with creating an ePhyto hub

Information on ePhyto can be found by following the links below and to the right. Any additional information may also be obtained by contacting the IPPC Secretariat (ippc@fao.org).

Benefits of a globally harmonized approach for ePhyto through an international hub:

  • globally harmonized approach for for electronic phytosanitary certification (ePhyto) in accordance with an adopted International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 12 Phytosanitary Certificates;
  • reduced potential for fraudulent certificates;
  • reduced data entry and validation activities by national plant protection organizations (NPPO) improving efficiencies;
  • improved security in the transmission of certificates when compared with paper certificates;
  • efficiencies in arrival and clearance of plants and plant products at the point of entry;
  • reduced delays in receiving replacement phytosanitary certificates when required;
  • use of existing systems in facilitating electronic certification reduces development costs;
  • avoids bilateral agreements required for direct NPPO to NPPO transfer of electronic certificates;
  • potential to link with the World Customs Organization “Single Window” initiative and to harmonize codes and processes; and
  • use of harmonized international e-business standards between governments (UN/CEFACT).
Doc Título Archivos Fecha de publicación
1 Electronic certification (ePhyto), history and developments En 10 Sep 2012
3 A Beginner’s Guide to the IPPC ePhyto Solution En 21 Feb 2018
2 A Global ePhyto Feasibility Study En 12 Feb 2015
4 ePhyto Hub - Frequently Asked Questions En 19 Feb 2015
12 Report on the pilot of the hub En 25 May 2018
6 Factsheets Link 05 Feb 2016
13 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - Workshop on Implementation of e-SPS and Automation for Agriculture Trade Facilitation Link 09 Ene 2017
11 Policy on Use of the ePhyto Solution - DRAFT En 06 Jun 2018
5 Standards and Trade Development Facility Project (STDF/PG/504) Link 17 Ene 2017
7 ePhyto technical documents Link 01 Jun 2015
8 ePhyto timeline En 27 Jun 2018
Guide to Joining the ePhyto Hub En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 14 Jun 2018
9 Hub Requirements En 06 Jun 2018
10 Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) Requirements En 06 Jun 2018

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