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Joint meeting of the group of EPPO experts of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures and North-American Plant Protection Organization

As consistent with the action plan of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) for 2013 a joint meeting of EPPO experts of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) and North-American Plant Protection Organization (NAPO) is scheduled for January 28-31, 2013. The meeting is aimed at the development of concerted position of the two regional organizations as for drafts international standards on phytosanitary measures, which will be subsequently examined by the Commission on phytosanitary measures of the ICCP FAO UNO in Rome in April, 2013. The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives will participate in the meeting. During the meeting the following issues will be discussed:

Amendments to the international standards on phytosanitary measures (ISPM) No.15 “Control of Wood Packing Materials in International Trade”

Draft international standards “Control of Phytosanitary Risks in International Wood Trade”, “Transfer of Planting Stock-Associated Material in International Trade”, “Guidelines on Electronic Certification”.

The above mentioned standards are of great importance for the Rosselkhoznadzor’s practical activities in view of the continuous process of improvement of the plant quarantine legal framework and RF accession to the WTO. 

Jan 25, 2013

Categorys: Phytosanitary , Events