13th APPPC Asia Regional Workshop for the Review of Draft ISPMs (3-7 Sept. 2012, Republic of Korea)

The 13th APPPC Asia Regional Workshop for the Review of Draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) was convened from 3-7 September 2012 in Gyeong Ju, Republic of Korea. 25 experts from 14 APPPC member countries and Japan participated in the meeting. A large number of technical, editorial comments and recommendations were made to 3 draft ISPMs including Draft appendix to ISPM 12: Electronic certification; Determination of host status of fruits and vegetables to fruit fly (Tephritidae) infestation (2006-031); and Draft Annex to ISPM 26: Establishment of fruit fly quarantine areas within a pest free area in the event of an outbreak 92009-007. APPPC has been playing a leading role in the regional contribution to the development of international standards to prevent entry and spread of quarantine pests. The workshop provided an opportunity for the members to discuss in detail their views to the draft ISPMs. The results of the discussions not only assist the members to consolidate their comments and improve the quality of the draft standards but also lead to wider understanding on key issues on the subjects. The final report including comments and recommendations could be found at the following web link: http://www.apppc.org/index.php?id=1110802&tx_publication_pi1[showUid]=2…

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