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1 The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) IPPC Secretariat 25 June 2013 Libreville, Gabon

2 IPPC International Multi-Lateral Treaty 179 contracting parties Protecting the world’s plant resources against pests

3 History Original IPPC adopted in 1951 Revised in 1979 Revised again in 1997 to be consistent with principles of the SPS agreement  establishment of the IPPC Secretariat  establishment of standard-setting for plant health  ensure consistency with WTO-SPS Agreement

4 What we do International framework for protection of plants from pests Standard setting organization Facilitates exchange of phytosanitary information related to import and export / movement of plants and plant products Coordinate and facilitate national capacity development

5 Role of NPPO To protect national plant resources from the risks associated with pests of plants  food security: protect crops to ensure an abundant, high- quality, and varied food supply  international trade: strengthen the marketability of agriculture in international commerce by meeting import requirements, including pest risk analysis  environmental protection: preserve natural ecosystems and plant resources, including agriculture Supported / facilitated by Secretariat and RPPOs

6 Role of RPPO Coordinate and participate in activities among their NPPOs in order to promote and achieve the objectives of the IPPC Gather and disseminate information, in particular in relation with the IPPC Cooperate with the CPM and the IPPC Secretariat in developing and implementing international standards for phytosanitary measures and regional standards Meet annually at the technical consultation among RPPOs Facilitate meeting national reporting obligations

7 Secretariat Hosted by FAO in Rome, Italy Implements the CPM work programme Supports the development of ISPMs Facilitates information exchange Coordinates and facilitates IPPC capacity development programme Facilitates dispute settlement Represents the IPPC

8 IPP: International Phytosanitary Portal

9 Information Exchange Contracting parties provide:  Official contact points  Official information on NPPO, pests and phytosanitary measures IPPC Secretariat:  Provides official documents (ISPMs, reports, etc.)  Maintains the IPPC website  Facilitation role

10 Reporting Obligations IPPC Official Contact Point Description of the National Plant Protection Organization Points of entry Phytosanitary restrictions, requirements and prohibitions Official Pest Reports List of regulated pests Emergency actions

11 Optional Reporting Non-compliance Organizational arrangements of plant protection Pest status Rational for phytosanitary requirements

12 Contact IPPC Secretariat Viale delle Terme di Caracalla Rome, Italy Tel: (+39) Fax: (+39) Website:


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