Calls

Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat

Call for experts: IC Sub-group on Dispute Avoidance and Settlement

Publié on ven, 15 Mar 2019, 16:01 None
Deadline on ven, 19 Avr 2019, 23:53

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for experts to take part in the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) Sub-group on Dispute Avoidance and Settlement.

When considering nominations, please read through the Dispute Avoidance and Settlement IC Sub-group Terms of Reference and IC Sub-groups Rules of Procedure.

Nominations are due to 19 April 2019.

The call is primarily addressed to Contracting Parties (CPs) and Regional Plant Protection Organizations, but may also be addressed to other targeted industry stakeholder groups.

Initially, this group will meet virtually using e-mail, teleconferencing and other modern communication methods. It may meet ...

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2019-03 CALL FOR EXPERTS: EWG for the Focused revision of ISPM 12 (Phytosanitary certificates) in relation to re-export (2015-011).

Publié on jeu, 14 Mar 2019, 16:45 None
Deadline on mer, 15 Mai 2019, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for experts to take part in:

• the Expert working group (EWG) for the Focused revision of ISPM 12 (Phytosanitary certificates) in relation to re-export (2015-011). (see Specification 67)

Nominations are due 15 May 2019.

The EWG will convene in 2019 and it is tentatively planned to be held from 9 to 13 December 2019 in Rome, Italy. More information on the call and how to submit nominations can be found here.

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Call for case studies for the IPPC Guides and training materials

Publié on mar, 05 Mar 2019, 15:58 None
Deadline on ven, 31 Mai 2019, 23:56

The Intentional Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has worked together with various experts to develop IPPC Guides and training materials which are freely available on the IPP. We would like to demonstrate the use of these materials and are calling for case studies from anyone who has used them. These case studies will be compiled into a publication for promotional purposes.

Who can contribute?

NPPOs, RPPOs and other organizations wishing to share their experiences of using any of the following IPPC Guides and training materials:

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Call for the expression of interest by national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) to share their challenges, experiences and best practices in managing pest risks of sea containers during the CPM-14 side session “SEA CHANGE FOR SEA CONTAINERS”

Publié on mer, 27 Fév 2019, 15:44 None
Deadline on jeu, 14 Mar 2019, 23:55

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is calling for the expression of interest by national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) wishing to share their experiences related to managing pest risks of sea containers in a side session to be held during the 14th meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) from 1-5 April 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

This side session, entitled Sea Change for Sea Containers will be held on 4 April 2019 at 13:00 – 14:30, Iran room (B016) and is intended to highlight the complexity and challenges of sea container logistics ...

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Draft diagnostic protocol (DP ) under DP notification period: Bactrocera dorsalis (2006-026)

Publié on lun, 07 Jan 2019, 11:44 None
Deadline on mer, 20 Fév 2019, 23:59

The Standard Committee (SC) approved the following draft diagnostic protocol (DP) for the DP notification period:

  • Bactrocera dorsalis (2006-026)

Contracting parties have 45 days to review the approved DPs and submit an objection, if any, along with a technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the approved DP. If no objection is received, the DP is considered adopted by the SC on behalf of the CPM.

This notification period starts on 05 January 2019 and ends on 20 February 2019.

An objection should be sent through the official IPPC contact point and submitted to the IPPC Secretariat via e-mail at ...

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WANTED: Your best cases for an “IPPC Talk“ on a success or a challenge your country or region has had in implementing the IPPC

Publié on ven, 21 Déc 2018, 15:24 None
Deadline on mer, 20 Fév 2019, 00:00

Have you ever seen a TED talk? This year we are hoping you will be able to present a similar “talk” during CPM-14!

IPPC Contracting Parties and RPPOs will have the opportunity to present positive solutions to their challenges or to share their success stories during the CPM plenary session through an “IPPC talk” under the agenda of “Successes or challenges in implementing the IPPC”. Representatives from selected proposals will be given a maximum of 5 minutes to present their issue in a Ted talk style – using a storytelling approach, no reading!!!

Please send your proposal to Sarah Brunel (sarah ...

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Call for Facilitators to be trained for implementing "Rolling out Systems Approach Globally: sharing tools for enhanced application of Systems Approach and market negotiation on plant pest risk" (MTF/INT/336/STF STDF/PG/503)

Publié on mer, 14 Nov 2018, 12:39 None
Deadline on ven, 07 Déc 2018, 00:00

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is calling for individuals wishing to be trained as facilitators to support the design and evaluation of pest risk management to improve negotiations over market access. Successful facilitators will be actively involved in implementing, and possibly enhancing, already existing pest risk management decision support tools, as part of the project “Rolling out Systems Approach Globally", which is funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by the IPPC Secretariat, in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (ICL). Facilitators are then expected to become resource experts for ...

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Call for case studies for the IPPC Guide on Pest Free Areas

Publié on ven, 19 Oct 2018, 14:19 None
Deadline on ven, 09 Nov 2018, 00:00

The Intentional Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat has recently launched a call for case studies - with relevant pictures - to be included in a Guide on Pest Free Areas and a related database. The Guide aims to provide general guidance to National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) wanting to establish and maintain:

  • pest free areas (PFA);

  • pest free places of production (PFPP);

  • pest free production sites (PFPS) and

  • areas of low pest prevalence (ALLP).

It will clarify the principal requirements for the establishment, maintenance, declaration and recognition of PFAs, PFPPs, PFPSs and ALLPs.

The IPPC Pest Free Area guide and supplementary resources ...

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2018-09 CALL FOR EXPERTS

Publié on ven, 28 Sep 2018, 14:25 None
Deadline on lun, 12 Nov 2018, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for experts to take part in:

  • the Expert working group (EWG) to develop an international standard on Audits in the phytosanitary context (2015-014) (see Specification 66)
  • the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT). (see Specification TP3)

Nominations are due 12 November 2018.

The EWG on Audits in the phytosanitary context will convene in 2019 and it is tentatively planned to be held from 03 June to 07 June 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

The next TPPT meeting will convene in 2019 and it is tentatively planned to be held from 08 ...

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Call for Trade Cases to receive support from the project - "Rolling out Systems Approach Globally: sharing tools for enhanced application of Systems Approach and market negotiation on plant pest risk" (MTF/INT/336/STF STDF/PG/503)

Publié on mar, 25 Sep 2018, 11:38 None
Deadline on ven, 07 Déc 2018, 00:00

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is calling for Trade Cases on pest risk management to improve negotiations over market access. Selected Trade Cases will receive support in implementing pest risk management decision support tools for export commodities, as part of the project “Rolling out Systems Approach Globally", which is funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by the IPPC Secretariat, in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (ICL). Trade Cases involving pest risk management for imports, and pathways, will also be considered.

Deadline: 7 December 2018

Who can apply?

National ...

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Draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) under DP notification period

Publié on ven, 29 Jui 2018, 14:35 None
Deadline on mer, 15 Aoû 2018, 23:59

The Standard Committee (SC) approved the following draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) for the DP notification period:

  • Xylella fastidiosa (2004-024)
  • Austropuccinia psidii (2006-018)
  • Ips spp. (2006-020)
  • Bactrocera dorsalis complex (2006-026)
  • Conotrachelus nenuphar (2013-002)
  • Revision of DP2: Plum pox virus (2016-007)

Contracting parties have 45 days to review the approved DPs and submit an objection, if any, along with a technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the approved DP. If no objection is received, the DP is considered adopted by the SC on behalf of the CPM.

This notification period starts on 01 July 2018 and ends on 15 August 2018 ...

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CALL FOR REFERENCE MATERIAL TO ASSIST THE FOCUS GROUP ON COMMODITY AND PATHWAY STANDARDS

Publié on mar, 26 Jui 2018, 14:05 None
Deadline on ven, 31 Aoû 2018, 14:05

The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting reference materials and discussion papers in preparation for the meeting of the Focus Group on Commodity and Pathway Standards, which will take place 3-5 October in Rome, Italy.

As laid out in their Terms of Reference, the Focus Group is tasked with analyzing and discussing multiple aspects of the development of commodity and pathway specific standards, and to develop recommendations and guidance for the CPM.

In order for the focus group to effectively address their tasks, CPM-13 (2018) requested IPPC contracting parties, Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) and other interested parties to submit reference materials ...

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2018 June Call for Experts

Publié on lun, 18 Jui 2018, 14:43 None
Deadline on mar, 31 Jul 2018, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for experts to take part in:

• The Focus Group on Commodity and Pathway Standards

• The Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) – Expert for English language

Nominations are due 31 July 2018.

The Focus Group on Commodity and Pathway Standards will convene 3-5 October 2018 in Rome, Italy.

The next TPG meeting will convene 3-6 December 2018 in Rome, Italy.

More information can be found here.

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2018 Call for Topics: Standards and Implementation

Publié on mer, 02 Mai 2018, 09:05 None
Deadline on ven, 31 Aoû 2018, 23:59

Ceratitis capitata (Mediterreanean fruit fly) – one of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests. Photo by Derric Nimmo, 2011.

The 2018 call for topics: Standards and Implementation starts on 1 May 2018 and ends on 31 August 2018. The call is made every two years. As agreed by the 13th Session of the As agreed by the 13th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the call for topics solicits proposals for both Standards and Implementation resources to be included in the IPPC work programme and to fill gaps in the Framework for Standards and Implementation. IPPC contracting parties ...

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