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22nd Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations by VILIAMI T. FAKAVA Executive Secretary PPPO 24 August 2010 Update of Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO) Activities in 2010
PPPO Overview Currently there are 26 members. -22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) -and 4 founding members – Australia, New Zealand, France, USA. -PPPO Secretariat (SPC – Co-ordinator of Biosecurity & Trade) - NPPOs -PPPO Exec Committee – 9 members
Contracting Parties to the IPPC 7 countries have territorial membership under US, France and NZ 13 countries are contracting parties 3 countries are non contracting parties. -.
Participation in international standard setting process regional consultation workshop on the draft ISPMs in August 2010 (18 countries participated). No national consultation - rely on NPPOs CPM, Bureau & Standards Committee meeting
- level of implementation or use of each standard varies from PICT to PICT. - With exception of Australia & NZ, most PICTs have limited capacities (regulatory framework, biosecurity system, human resources, infrastructure, etc) to comply with most standards. (PCE report 2010) Implementation of ISPMs
STDF project funded PPPO undertook phytosanitary capacity evaluation of members completed in July 2010. PICTs are encouraged to use the results of PCE in planning and prioritising capacity building initiatives in biosecurity and plant protection. Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE)
SPC continues to maintain the regional Pest List Database (PLD) for import risk analysis & negotiations for market access. Results of pest surveys are captured and updated in respective national plant pest list databases. On request, LRD assistance is provided to countries to verify records and on pest diagnostics. Pest List Database
With assistance under the Pacific Regional Economic Integration Programme (PACREIP), LRD set up Biosecurity Information Facilities (BIFs) with equipment, and provided training. NPPOs are able to use their online operations manuals to undertake import permitting and export certification using the system. Biosecurity Information System
PACREIP project (EU assistance) supported development & harmonisation of Biosecurity legislation. technical advice to draft of Biosecurity bill to PPPO members. Fiji and Cook Islands have successfully enacted their biosecurity legislation. Further assistance required – drafting regulations, biosecurity strategy & plans Biosecurity law harmonization
Pest surveillance, outbreak investigation and incursion responses Ongoing assistance on fruit flies surveillance and monitoring, including area-wide management of fruit flies. The 6th meeting of the PPPO endorsed -draft generic contingency plan for dangerous ant incursions - Pacific regional invasive species management guidelines.
New Pest incursions -subterranean Termites Coptotermes gestroi in Fiji -Coffee berry borer in Papua New Guinea - Cuban laurel thrips Gynaikothrips ficorum in Cook Islands
Biosecurity helpdesk technical advisory services to better for enquiries on matters related to biosecurity, trade facilitation and plant protection including advice on import risk analysis. email@example.com.
Future Support to IPPC Work Programme Ausaid Pacific Horticultural & Agricultural Market Access PHAMA program (2010-2014) EU assistance on Facilitating Agricultural Commodities & Trade (FACT) NZAid Biosecurity Program
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