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1 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 1 Export/Import Systems Approaches Latin America and the Caribbean Presented by: Carol Thomas Jamaica Jamaica

2 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 2 Implementation Status Country Treatment facilities CertificationSystemExport Use of Pallets Imp. T/frame PublicEducation SurinameNoneNoneYesYesNoneNone SVGNoneNoneYesLimited2006 Late 2005 St. Kitts & Nevis NoneNoneYesNoNoneNone BelizeNoneYesYesYes2005Yes

3 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 3 Implementation Status CountryTreatmentfacilitiesCertificationSystemExports Use of Pallets Imp. T/frame PublicEducation GrenadaNoneNoneYesSomeNoneNone DominicaNoneNoneYesYesNoneNone BarbadosNoneNoneYesYesNone Being planned BahamasNoneNoneLimitedLimitedNoneNone

4 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 4 Implementation Status CountryTreatmentFacilitiesCertificationSystemExports Use of Pallets Imp. T/frame PublicEducation Trinidad & Tobago NoneNoneYesYesNoneYes St. Lucia NoneNoneYesYesNonePlanned Dominican Republic YesYesYesYesPlanned Antigua & Barbuda NoneNoneYesYesNoneNone JamaicaYesYesYesYesYesYes

5 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 5 Observations/Problems/ Concerns Cost effectiveness of treatment facility if level of export is relatively low Cost effectiveness of treatment facility if level of export is relatively low Sourcing the necessary funding for establishment of treatment facilities Sourcing the necessary funding for establishment of treatment facilities Convincing the private sector of the urgency of the situation Convincing the private sector of the urgency of the situation The use of MB in light of the phasing out schedule under the Montreal Protocol The use of MB in light of the phasing out schedule under the Montreal Protocol

6 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 6 Observations/Problems/ Concerns Concern of the private sector over the increased costs associated with the treatment Concern of the private sector over the increased costs associated with the treatment Concerns regarding the ability of some countries to adequately monitor the process especially when it becomes effective in their own countries. Concerns regarding the ability of some countries to adequately monitor the process especially when it becomes effective in their own countries. Need for technical assistance to develop capabilities and financial assistance to set up treatment plants. Need for technical assistance to develop capabilities and financial assistance to set up treatment plants.

7 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 7 Observations/Problems/ Concerns Establishing strategically located treatment facilities within the region may be one way of addressing the problem. Establishing strategically located treatment facilities within the region may be one way of addressing the problem. Private sector entities should be encouraged to set up treatment facilities Private sector entities should be encouraged to set up treatment facilities Possible patent restriction on the design for some heat treatment facilities. Possible patent restriction on the design for some heat treatment facilities. The use of plastic pallets is emerging in the banana industry The use of plastic pallets is emerging in the banana industry

8 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 8 Overview of Jamaicas Status Meetings with stakeholders began in early 2004 and are on-going Meetings with stakeholders began in early 2004 and are on-going Several press releases (the latest in December 2004) Several press releases (the latest in December 2004) Existing MB fumigation facilities operated by the Plant Quarantine Unit will be used. Existing MB fumigation facilities operated by the Plant Quarantine Unit will be used.

9 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 9 Overview of Jamaicas Status A private manufacturer of pallets has set up a heat treatment plant on his premises. A private manufacturer of pallets has set up a heat treatment plant on his premises. A compliance agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and this company for the operation the facility is in effect. A compliance agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and this company for the operation the facility is in effect. Heat treatment of pallets began in mid No fumigation of pallets has taken place to date. Heat treatment of pallets began in mid No fumigation of pallets has taken place to date. Plant Quarantine inspectors regularly monitor the operation and keep copies of all records of treatment. Plant Quarantine inspectors regularly monitor the operation and keep copies of all records of treatment.

10 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 10 Overview of Jamaicas Status Solid wood packaging material used extensively in exports from Jamaica Solid wood packaging material used extensively in exports from Jamaica Banana, papaya, citrus, bottled drinks, beer, rum, coffee (in wooden barrels) and several other canned, processed and manufactured goods and products. Banana, papaya, citrus, bottled drinks, beer, rum, coffee (in wooden barrels) and several other canned, processed and manufactured goods and products. Jamaica exports products all over the world. Jamaica exports products all over the world. Jamaica intends to implement the standard for imports during the 2005/2006 financial year Jamaica intends to implement the standard for imports during the 2005/2006 financial year

11 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 11 The Stamp JM MB

12 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 12 Inside Heat Treatment Chamber

13 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 13 Outer View of Heat Treatment Chamber

14 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 14 Loading Chamber

15 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 15 Storage Area for Pallets

16 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 16 FUMIGATION FACILITIES PQ has two fumigation chambers in Kingston at the Export Complex. Capacity: 4000 cu ft each PQ has two fumigation chambers in Kingston at the Export Complex. Capacity: 4000 cu ft each Tarpaulin fumigation is done at the Export Complex in Montego Bay. Tarpaulin fumigation is done at the Export Complex in Montego Bay.

17 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 17 Fumigation Chamber

18 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 18 Gas Introduction Room

19 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 19 Gas Introduction

20 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 20 Tarpaulin Fumigation

21 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 21 Tarpaulin Fumigation- Monitoring

22 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 22 CONCLUSION There are still a lot of uncertainties regarding implementation of ISPM#15. There are still a lot of uncertainties regarding implementation of ISPM#15. Expectations are high that out of this workshop countries will have some more clarity on the subject. Expectations are high that out of this workshop countries will have some more clarity on the subject.

23 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 23 Acknowledgements Colleagues from the region who assisted with information for this presentation. Colleagues from the region who assisted with information for this presentation. Organizers, countries, agencies and companies that through their funding and support made this workshop possible Organizers, countries, agencies and companies that through their funding and support made this workshop possible

24 Vancouver, Canada, February 28-March 4, 2005 IPPC Workshop on Practical Application of ISPM#15 24 THANK YOU


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