23 Jul 2008
The Working Group Meeting on the Procedures for Finance, Administration and Planning for the APPPC was conducted from 21-23 July 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants from China, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam attended the meeting. The Senior FAO Legal Officer attended the meeting and provided legal advice. Since the 1983 amendments of the Regional Plant Protection Agreement, which is concerning mandatory contributions for funding the Commission, will come into force shortly, the administrative arrangements of the Commission will be changed. This meeting was important in making recommendations to the Commission on the level of mandatory contributions and business arrangements.