31 Jul 2004
A Regional Workshop on The International Standards, Pest Risk Analysis and Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19th - 30th July 2004. The workshop was jointly organized by the Secretariats of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) and the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Malaysia. The workshop covered member countries in the Far East Region and was fully funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This workshop was part of the overall program of FAO to promote capacity building in plant health and coordinate implementation of phytosanitary measures as applied to international and regional trade. FAO has developed a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Tool to assist countries to undertake needs assessment of the phytosanitary system of their National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO).