To facilitate compliance with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and gauge uptake of the International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs), the IPPC Secretariat set up the IPPC Observatory. This evaluation system helps national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) identify challenges and best practices in implementation and address them through recommended actions.
The IPPC Observatory supports NPPOs by providing vital information generated through general surveys and studies on various topics. Along with other IPPC units and partners, it has also set up the IPPC Phytosanitary Systems components pages, a web-based hub of resources and tools to help contracting parties in implementing the IPPC, ISPMs and recommendations by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). The Observatory was originally conceived as the Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) in 2011, largely funded by the European Commission with additional funding from Switzerland.
|Study on the Uses and Risks of Aquatic Plants
|Study on the Internet trade (e-Commerce) in Plants: Potential Phytosanitary Risks (2012)
|Study on IPPC Diagnostic Protocols (ongoing)
|Study on Developing Guidance on Risk-based Border Management (ongoing)
|First General Survey
|Second General Survey
The Observatory has conducted surveys, studies and reviews over the years to help contracting parties gain insights and help them in implementation. Browse through the documents below which are arranged according to topic.
Benefits of Contracting Party Implementation
Use of authorizing entities by NPPOs
Global emerging issues
IRSS institutional studies