15th APPPC Regional workshop on review of Draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs)- Report

Publication date
24 Sep 2014
<p>The 15th APPPC regional workshop on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) was held in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 15-19 September 2014. Officials from 18 member countries of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) participated in this meeting.</p><p>The workshop participants discussed draft country comments shared among the participants before the meeting. Participants provided substantial, editorial and general comments on the draft standard on <em>International movement of used vehicles, machinery and equipment </em>(2006-004) and the draft standard on<em> International movement of seeds </em>(2009-003).</p><p>In addition, various comments were made by participants on Amendments to ISPM 5: <em>Glossary of Phytosanitary Terms </em>(1994-001).</p><p>As well, the workshop participants discussed a wide range of draft phytosanitary treatments. Participants supported the work of the TPPT in producing treatments for the approval of CPM and noted that there was an opportunity to suggest more treatments from a range of methods by countries.</p><p>The workshop participants briefly considered the draft ISPMs under the substantial concerns commenting period. Various comments were made on the draft standard on <em>Phytosanitary procedures for Fruit Fly </em>(Tephritidae) management (2005-010) and International movement of wood (2006-029). The 2014 substantial concerns commenting period will close on 30 September 2014.</p><p>In the conclusion the participants agreed to prepare the country comments on draft ISPMs to be submitted to the IPPC Secretariat through OCS. All participants, FAO and IPPC representatives expressed their appreciation to the Korean government for supporting this activity which was already the 9th workshop hosted by the Republic of Korea.</p><p>It was announced that the 16th APPPC regional workshop on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) would be tentatively held in the Republic of Korea (Western Province) in October 2015.</p>