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Four draft standards approved for the second consultation by the IPPC Standards Committee Working Group

Размещено on Втр, 23 Май 2017, 14:01

The Standards Committee working group (SC-7), led by the Chairperson, Mr Nico Horn (The Netherlands), met on 15-19 May 2017 in Rome and had an intense and fruitful week. The SC-7 consists of seven SC members; one representative per FAO region. They had detailed and in-depth discussions on the draft standards that were commented upon by IPPC Official contact points during the first consultation. The SC-7 considered the compiled comments, the stewards’ considerations and recommendations on the use of terms and consistency as provided by the Technical Panel for the Glossary.

The SC-7 approved four draft standards for submission to ...

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ePhyto working with the World Bank Group to assist Samoa in the implementation of ePhyto as a tool in trade facilitation

Размещено on Втр, 23 Май 2017, 09:43

From 8-12 May 2017, the IPPC Secretariat’s, ePhyto Project Manager, Shane Sela together with World Bank Group’s representatives participated in a series of technical discussions with a number of government ministries in Samoa on the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) – the first multilateral deal agreed upon in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization. The TFA became an official WTO Agreement, effective and legally binding, on February 22, 2017 achieving a major milestone for the global trading system. The agreement is expected to reduce total trade costs by more than 14 per cent for low-income ...

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The Workshop on IPPC standards and implementation held in Iraq

Размещено on Пнд, 22 Май 2017, 06:00

Photograph: IPPC 2017 – Workshop participants from Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture convene in Iraq

The Regional Plant Protection Officer for the Near East and North Africa together with the IPPC’s Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU) Officer facilitated a short, intensive course for 32 participants from the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture, the 24 – 26 of April 2017 held in Iraq.

Upon request of the NPPO of Iraq, the Regional Office for the Near East (FAO RNE), and the FAO office for Iraq organized the course, designed to introduce the IPPC, its international legal framework, capacity building tools, resources and relevant IPPC standards ...

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The first PCE application workshop conducted by the IPPC PCE-trained Facilitator in Nairobi Kenya

Размещено on Вск, 21 Май 2017, 06:00

Trained under the STDF401 PCE Facilitators Training project, Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) facilitator Chiluba Mwape delivered the first PCE workshop for Kephis Kenya, from 15 – 17 March 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya. This was the first of three expected PCE workshops for Kenya, to be delivered by Chiluba Mwape.

In response to expressed interest by Kenyan phytosanitary authorities, this activity marked the initial stage of the application of the PCE in Kenya. Working closely with the National PCE Coordinator for Kenya, and IPPC Programme Specialist Orlando Sosa, the PCE Facilitator coordinated a workshop and planning meeting involving key stakeholders from relevant ...

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The IPPC PCE application completed in the Republic of Moldova

Размещено on Сбт, 20 Май 2017, 17:04

Photograph: IPPC 2017. PCE Finalization Consensus workshop participants in Chisinau Moldova.

The Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) of the phytosanitary system of the Republic of Moldova was completed under the framework of the UN-FAO Technical Cooperation Programme TCP/MOL/3502 “Support for Adaptation and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management in Moldova”. Orlando Sosa, Lead of the Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU) of the IPPC Secretariat and Ketevan Lomsadze, Agricultural Officer of the IFU/ IPPC facilitated the PCE application in the country.

The PCE application concluded with a consensus workshop held on 26 February – 3 March 2017 in Chisinau, Moldova. The workshop aimed ...

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Three draft standards approved for the first consultation by the IPPC Standards Committee

Размещено on Птн, 19 Май 2017, 12:14

The Standards Committee (SC), led by their newly elected Chairperson, Mr Ezequiel FERRO (Argentina), met on 8-12 May 2017 in Rome and had once again an intense and productive week.

The SC approved three draft standards for submission to the first consultation period (1 July – 30 September 2017, through the Online Comment System):

-International movement of cut flowers and foliage. This draft standard, which should help reduce the likelihood of pests being moved with cut flowers in international trade, had undergone several reviews in previous SC meetings and its approval for consultation is a great step forward.

-Requirements for the ...

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Australia leads international efforts to protect vital domestic industries from deadly plant pest

Размещено on Втр, 16 Май 2017, 14:25

Experts from across the globe will come together on 17–19 May to share knowledge and strengthen Australia’s defences against one of the world’s most devastating plant pests, Xylella fastidiosa.

Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Dr Kim Ritman, said diagnostics, management, control, research and collaboration would be on the agenda at the 2017 International Symposium on Xylella fastidiosa being hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Brisbane, followed by a Surveillance and Diagnostics Workshop.

“Originating in the Americas, and now present in Europe, China and Iran, Xylella fastidiosa is a deadly and highly invasive plant ...

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Spotlights on Monitoring and Evaluation and Benefits of Implementing the IPPC through Execution IRSS Project

Размещено on Чтв, 11 Май 2017, 11:31

Photograph: Copyright: 2015 Cédric Rajadel - Ryncophorus ferrugineus

The Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) is a European Union (EU) funded project that has undertaken a number of activities to review contracting parties’ implementation challenges and successes since its inception in 2011. The past year has seen several ongoing IRSS activities, many of which are scheduled for completion in 2017. The IPPC intends to commence a third project cycle of the IRSS during 2017 for an additional period of three years dependent on funding. The IRSS operates to: 1) provide key strategic and analytical support to various IPPC Secretariat Units; 2 ...

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Preparation for Implementation of the IPPC Generic ePhyto National System in Samoa

Размещено on Срд, 03 Май 2017, 09:25

Peter Neimanis (Chair - ePhyto Steering Group) addressing the session

Mr. Peter Neimanis (Chair - ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) and Mr. Chin Karunaratne, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia met with officials of the Samoa Quarantine Service (SQS) from 1 to 8 April 2017 to discuss country implementation plans for the “Generic ePhyto National System* (GeNS). The team also met the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Samoa. The officials also visited the quarantine cargo clearance facility at the Faleolo International Airport and conducted an industry awareness session on ePhyto plans.

The objective of the visit was ...

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A Keynote Address on Plant Health and Trade Facilitation at CPM-12 by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization

Размещено on Втр, 25 Апр 2017, 08:39

The twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) was successfully held from 5-11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, which is the first CPM organized outside of Rome in IPPC history. The IPPC annual theme for 2017 is Plant Health and Trade Facilitation. Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), was invited to deliver a keynote address on 2017 IPPC Annual Theme at CPM-12.

In his keynote address, Mr. Mikuriya highlighted the timeliness of the annual theme of IPPC "Plant Health and Trade Facilitation" as the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, incorporating the ...

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The 2nd Meeting of IYPH Steering Committee held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Размещено on Пнд, 24 Апр 2017, 09:37

The second meeting of the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee (IYPH StC) was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 12 to 13 April 2017. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ralf Lopian (IYPH StC Chair), opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia (IPPC Secretary), and attended by eighteen participants, including representatives from seven FAO regions as well as IPPC Secretariat members.

The IYPH StC elected Ms. Kyu-Ock YIM (Republic of Korea) as the new vice-chairperson and renewed the membership of the working groups on finances and on communications and partnerships. The IYPH StC reviewed at length the action list ...

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Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the International Plant Protection Convention

Размещено on Пнд, 24 Апр 2017, 08:41

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was established on 3 April 1952, which aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. This year is the 65th Anniversary of the IPPC. During the twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) held from 5 to 11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, a reception was organized at the Oakwood Hotel for celebrating the 65th anniversary of the IPPC, with presence of all CPM-12 participants.

The reception was chaired by Mr. Craig Fedchock (IPPC Adviser) and opened by Mr. Jingyuan Xia (IPPC Secretary ...

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The Major Achievements of the International Plant Protection Convention in 65 Years

Размещено on Птн, 21 Апр 2017, 09:24

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was established on 3 April 1952, which aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. This year is the 65th Anniversary of the IPPC. During the twelfth Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) held from 5-11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, Mr. Jingyuan Xia, IPPC Secretary, made a presentation on the Major Achievements of the IPPC in 65 Years, which has received great interest by all participants. Secretary Xia highlighted eight key achievements of the IPPC in 65 years as follows:

1) The ...

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The CPM Bureau Meeting Held in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Размещено on Втр, 18 Апр 2017, 09:26

The CPM Bureau meeting was held around the 12th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-12) from 3-4 April & 11 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting was chaired by Lois RANSOM, CMP Chair, opened by Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Kyu-Ock YIM (Asia), Corné VAN ALPHEN (Europe), Francisco Javier TRUJILLO ARRIAGA (Latin America and Caribbean), Kamal El Din Abdelmahmoud Amein BAKR (Near East) and Marie-Claude FOREST (North America), as well as Core Team Members of the IPPC Secretariat, including Craig FEDCHOCK, Brent LARSON, Orlando SOSA, Dorota BUZON, and Marko BENOVIC.

Prior CPM-12, the Bureau ...

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