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Why Africa needs adequate plant surveillance

Publié on mer, 24 Aoû 2016, 11:10

To tackle devastating crop diseases, Africa should boost regional plant surveillance. The emergence of Tuta absoluta on the African agricultural landscape has rekindled pertinent questions regarding Africa’s capability to protect local agriculture and enhance international trade. The importance of being battle-ready on a grand scale rather than leaving those who are struggling to make daily lives take up arms against a pest they barely know about, is therefore not difficult to see. Thus, strengthening our national or preferably regional approach to plant protection could be key.

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Tags: Tuta absolutasurveillanceIPPCWTOSPS Agreementfood securitytradeprotect agricluturegovernment
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L’OMC et la FAO collaboreront sur les questions du commerce et de la sécurité alimentaire

Publié on lun, 02 Nov 2015, 10:42

Le 2 novembre, les dirigeants de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) et de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) ont annoncé leur accord de coopération sur les questions du commerce et de la sécurité alimentaire. Le Directeur général de l’OMC, Roberto Azevedo, et le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ont convenu au siège de la FAO, à Rome, que les deux organisations réfléchiront à la façon dont les normes sanitaires et phytosanitaires et la sécurité alimentaire peuvent faciliter le commerce et promouvoir le développement.

Tags: World Trade OrganziationWTOphytosanitary measurestradetrade facilitation
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WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation

Publié on mer, 23 Jul 2014, 11:14

The WTO discussion on Trade Facilitation has been evolving. The attached PowerPoint presentation is for information to the IPPC Contracting Parties, which was presented by the IPPC Secretariat In the recent regional workshops. It is recommended that the Contracting Parties will pay special attentions to further development in the WTO community. For example, the General Council of the WTO did not complete the final agreement on the draft Protocol for the Agreement on Trade Facilitation, which was expected to happen in the Bali agreement package last year by the end of the previous month. (Please refer to the statement of ...

Tags: WTOWorld Trade Organizationtrade
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Reality - the phytosanitary risks associated with the internet trade

Publié on mer, 21 Mai 2014, 14:51

Sales of plants and plant products ordered through the internet (e-commerce) has increased significantly in the years since the IPPC and most ISPMs were adopted. E-commerce is fuelling an increasing volume of traded commodities. In many cases online traders of plants and plant products do not take into account a customer’s location before agreeing to a sale and shipping their purchases to them. This lack of knowledge of a customer’s location can lead to consignments of regulated articles being imported into a country without the phytosanitary certificates which may be required by the NPPO of that country.

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Tags: Phytosanitary RisksPhytosanitarytradeInternet
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Improving coordination and cooperation with the WTO

Publié on mer, 13 Fév 2013, 19:22

Recent discussions between the Secretariats for the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the World Trade Organization’s SPS Committee were held with the objective of improving coordination and cooperation. As the IPPC has a formal role of standard setting for plant health within the SPS Agreement, it is essential that cooperation and coordination is optimized between the two Organizations at all times. The Secretariats discussed a wide range of subjects including increasing awareness and support for each other’s programmes regarding capacity development, standard setting, information exchange and dispute settlement. Regular follow-up meetings will be held and will include ...

Tags: WTOWorld Trade OrganizationtradeCooperation
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Southern African countries improve the flow of information to support plant protection and trade

Publié on lun, 18 Oct 2010, 10:10

Group discussionsDuring the SADC Plant Protection Committee Meeting of 2009 and also at the 5th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-5) held in Rome in March 2010, the SADC Secretariat was requested by its member states to convene a training on information exchange in the framework of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the use of the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP). To that end, a workshop was hosted by the South African NPPO with financial support from SADC.

Workshop participants included representatives of 12 National Plant Protection Organizations (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius ...

Tags: South AfricaRSACommunicationtradePlant Protection
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