Presentation on theme: "FEFPEB – INTERPAL VIII Congress"— Presentation transcript:
1 FEFPEB – INTERPAL VIII Congress Bordeaux, Cité Mondial, 18th October 2013FEFPEB .... A RECOGNIZED KEY STAKEHOLDER FOR THE EU COMMISSIONSTATE OF AFFAIRS ISPM15 – NIMP15Marc Michielsen
2 CONTENT STATE OF AFFAIRS ISPM15 HISTORY & MILESTONES2. DG Sanco REVISION OF PLANT HEALTH REGIME3. FEFPEB’s ISPM15 TASKFORCE4. Taskforce ACTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS5. OUTSTANDING CHALLENGES - TOPICS6. WAY FORWARD & CONCLUSIONS
3 HISTORY and KEY MILESTONES First notification of PWN in PortugalEU Council Directive 29/EC regulating Treatment of WPMFAO IPPC – International Guidelines ISPM15EU Commission Decision 133/EC eradication measures PTFirst notification of PWN in Spain (Extramadura)FEFPEB creation of ISPM15 Taskforce – 1st position paperFAO IPPC revised ISPM15 guidelines incl. for repair of WPMScientific Research reveals no transfer of PWN to HT woodDecision 420/EC emergency measures PT as fromEU Regulation 1005/EC bans the use of MB Methyl BromidePWN outbreak in Galicia (Sp) and another in ExtramaduraDG Sanco plans ISPM15 extension to all Intra-EU flows of WPM
4 REVISION PLANT HEALTH REGIME DG Sanco announces revision of EU Plant Health RegimeIntra-EU extension of ISPM15 for all WPM back on the tableAGRA-Ceas FCEC Socio Economic Impact AssessmentDi-electric Heating approved by the IPPC and EU Commission.January 17th, DG Sanco Advisory Group Meeting discloses“Draft Regulatory Options for intra-EU extension ISPM15”Option 1 -> Deregulation (no rules anymore)Option 2 -> Rapid introduction as from a given date in 2015 to all WPMOption 3 -> Rapid introduction only for new and repaired WPMOption 4 -> Rapid introduction only for all high-risk WPMOption 5 -> General introduction of ISPM15 only after 5 years.
5 FEFPEB’s ISPM15 TASKFORCE A COMMITTED TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS DEFENDING THE INTEREST OF OUR INDUSTRYGil COVEYPresident FEFPEBMD UNITS PalletsUKPaulo VERDASCAPresident EMBARMD MADECAPortugalMartin LEIBRANDTCEO EPALGermanyFons CEELAERTSecretary GeneralFEFPEBNetherlandsPeter RIKKENManaging DirectorMEILINK GROUPNetherlandsMarc MICHIELSENDirector EMEABrambles - CHEPBelgium
7 is a very important Industry Sector Mr. Eric POUDELETDirector DG SancoPlant HealthMrs Dana SIMION Head of Unit E2Plant HealthMr. Harry ARIJSChairman PHStanding CommitteeMr. Robert BAAYENPolicy OfficerPlant HealthMr. Roman VagnerPolicy AdvisorPlant HealthFEFPEBis a very important Industry SectorLet’s work together
8 TASKFORCE 2013* ACTIONS*past 12 monthsBuild stronger relationships with Authorities - StakeholdersDG Sanco - FCEC – FAO IPPC – IFQRG – NAWPCA - CWPCAAug. ‘ Huge efforts and input to Agra-Ceas FCECSep. ‘ IFQRG meeting Cardiff – Timcon sponsorsOct. ‘ Presents at ISC – TTF Conference StockholmDec. ’ DG Sanco delegation visits a Pallet Service PlantDec. ‘ Meeting with FAO IPPC secretariat in RomeJan. ’ Stand-up reaction during DG Sanco Advisory MtgMar ‘ Submits a revised and very strong Position PaperJuly ‘ Meeting with Mr. Poudelet, Director PH DG Sanco
9 2013* POSITION PAPER (March ‘13) EU measures have been effective (Extramadura zone lifted)Current EU demarcated area is less than 1% EU forestry stock2012/535/EC Decision forces MSs to take immediate actionEU market of high Quality WPM and best practice ISPM15Big concern: Import of non-compliant WPM from 3rd CountriesScientific Research has proven extremely low risk of transferNever ever a proof of infestation stemming from EU WPMNo commercially available alternative for expensive HT
10 2013* POSITION PAPER (March ‘13) EU measures have been effective (Extramadura zone lifted)Current EU demarcated area is less than 1% EU forestry stock2012/535/EC Decision forces MSs to take immediate actionEU market of high Quality WPM and best practice ISPM15Big concern: Import of non-compliant WPM from 3rd CountriesScientific Research has proven extremely low risk of transferNever ever a proof of infestation stemming from EU WPMNo commercially available alternative for expensive HTRepair: reclaimed timber scientifically proven to be safe.
11 P Scientific Research April – Sept 2013 at INIAV Lisbon PT AGEWOOD TYPEQty REPLICAMEAN MC (%)PWN0-6 MonthsBoards Blocks302617%18%6-12MonthsBoardsBlocks2716%12-3629> 36 MonthsScientific Research April – Sept 2013at INIAV Lisbon PTA total of 229 Replicates of reclaimed timberindividually sampled for both PWN & Fungi !ZERO PWNZERO Ophiostoma* FUNGI* Fungi very suitable for survival and development of PWN
12 TASKFORCE 2013* POSITION PAPER EU measures have been effective (Extramadura zone lifted)Current EU demarcated area is less than 1% forestry stock2012/535/EC Decision forces MSs to take immediate actionEU market of high Quality WPM and best practice ISPM15Biggest concern: Import of non-compliant WPM from 3rd CtriesScientific Research have proven extremely low riskNo Proof of infestation stemming from EU WPMNo commercially available alternative for expensive HTRepair with reclaimed timber Scientifically proven to be safe.No impact assessment on Trade and SME’s, only on WPMiHuge Implementation cost - Not proportional to VERY low risk
13 TASKFORCE 2013* ACHIEVEMENTS PTASKFORCE 2013* ACHIEVEMENTSDemonstrated that its Membership is talking with a ‘single voice’ with great input on FCEC study and backing the work of ISPM15 Taskforce.We are now a highly respected, recognised professional stakeholder for the EU Commission DG Sanco on all ISPM15 matters.We are the exclusive Industry representative at the IFQRG group of Scientists, the highest authority recommending FAO IPPC regulations.FEFPEB established relationship with FAO IPPC. (Thank you Filipa)The EU DG Sanco having put the development of the intra-EU extension of ISPM15 legislation ‘ON HOLD’ for at least till 2015 !!
16 OUTSTANDING CHALLENGES - TOPICS Influencing IPPC needs a Global Co-operation – ‘single voice’Is an IPPC mark a valid proof of ISPM15 compliance ?Regional implementation differences of the ISPM15 regulations.Funds and Research necessary to proof that WPM is compliant.Maximize industry efforts to minimize risks of infestations.Make di-electric heating a commercially available alternative.Please no Changes to standards without a global consensusA revision of the 2009 ISPM15 regulations for Repair of WPM.9. Harmonisation implementing ISPM15 – marking & repair rules
17 P A nightmare for our industry, recyclers, palletpools and for every NPPO inspector
18 WAY FORWARD -> CONCLUSIONS PWAY FORWARD -> CONCLUSIONSFEFPEB will keep supporting all initiatives to protect our forest.Try to get RECYCLERS more involved. (NWPCA best practice)TEST and DEVELOP the capability of Di-Electric Heating.TALK to your local NPPO’s (to grow understanding and needs)Pallet Pools require a specific ISPM15 regime. (fully controlled)Pallets should keep ISPM15 status once HT. (durable marking)Working in PARTNERSHIP in a constructive way with DG SancoUNITE our LOBBYING EFFORTS to ensure that EU & IPPC Regulations will be scientifically justified, reasonable, feasible and AFFORDABLE.
19 PAnd let’s not forgetWOOD : it’s unique, available, renewable, bio-degradable,a GUARANTEE for a prosperous future for our WPM industry.THANK YOU