10 Sep 2012
The 13th APPPC Regional Workshop on the Review of Draft ISPMs was held in Gyeong Ju, Republic of Korea, from 3-7 September 2012. The final report of the workshop together with the regional comments on the related drafts are attached for information and potential follow-up on consolidation and/or preparation of country comments on the draft ISPMs. Three drafts were discussed at the workshop. These included Draft 1 - Draft appendix to ISPM 12: Electronic certification, Draft 2 - Determination of host status of fruits and vegetables to fruit fly (Tephritidae) infestation (2006-031), and Draft 3 - Draft Annex to ISPM 26: Establishment of fruit fly quarantine areas within a pest free area in the event of an outbreak 92009-007. If some countries wish to use the regional comments as the country comments directly, please access the online-comment-system of IPPC (http://ocs.ippc.int) by using country (NPPO) user name and password, and copy all the comments by clicking the button/tab of "accept all", followed by clicking the "submit".