Electronic Phytosanitary Certification (ePhyto)

有意愿使用HUB系统的国家,必须拥有能够签发电子植物检疫证书(ePhytos)的系统。 为了保证能够与HUB系统正确对接,我们建议您阅读所有相关技术文件。国家植物保护组织(NPPO)的参与需要由缔约国的官方IPPC联络点予以确认。在进入第二步骤之前,有意向在HUB系统注册的NPPO代表,应当与其官方IPPC联络点联系,提醒他们会收到HUB系统自动发送的反馈信息,要求他们对该注册信息予以确认。

注意: 如果您需要正式的确认函确认您的参与,请书面告知IPPC(邮箱:ippc@fao.org),我们非常乐意给您提供一份正式确认函。

NPPO的代表应当通过点击以下链接开始注册:https://www.ephytoexchange.org/AdminConsole ,选择“Register NPPO”选项。完成各注册步骤并得到官方IPPC联络点的确认后,您会收到一封确认注册的邮件。(如果您没有收到邮件,建议您跟IPPC联系取得更多的帮助(邮件:ippc@fao.org



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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 # 标题 Files Publication date
Guide to Joining the ePhyto Hub En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh Link 14 六月 2018
1 Electronic certification (ePhyto), history and developments En 10 九月 2012
3 A Beginner’s Guide to the IPPC ePhyto Solution En 21 二月 2018
2 A Global ePhyto Feasibility Study En 12 二月 2015
4 ePhyto Hub - Frequently Asked Questions En 19 二月 2015
12 Report on the pilot of the hub En 25 五月 2018
6 Factsheets Link 05 二月 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 一月 2017
11 Policy on Use of the ePhyto Solution - DRAFT En 06 六月 2018
9 Hub Requirements En 06 六月 2018
10 Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) Requirements En 06 六月 2018
5 Standards and Trade Development Facility Project (STDF/PG/504) Link 17 一月 2017
7 ePhyto technical documents Link 01 六月 2015
8 ePhyto timeline En 27 六月 2018
Guide To Joining the ePhyto GeNS Link

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