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Operation of a National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO)

A guide to understanding the principal requirements for operating an organization to protect national plant resources from pests










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    Establishing a National Plant Protection Organization
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    The establishment or update of a National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) by each contracting party is a major step towards international cooperation to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests. This IPPC guide aims to support the establishment of a functional NPPO as the competent and legally responsible body for regulatory plant protection functions, as outlined in the IPPC.
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    Plant Pest Surveillance
    A guide to understand the principal requirements of surveillance programmes for national plant protection organizations
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    International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) no. 6 (Guidelines for surveillance) refers to “the components of survey and monitoring systems for the purpose of pest detection and the supply of information for use in pest risk analyses, the establishment of pest free areas and, where appropriate, the preparation of pest lists”. These components constitute a plant pest surveillance system. Surveillance is an obligation of a national plant protection organization (NPPO) and underpins other obligations and phytosanitary decision-making. It is a critical part of the national phytosanitary system. Plant pest surveillance thus plays a key role in the overall mandate of the NPPO and is required by Article IV.2(b) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
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    Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. Guidelines for the establishment and application of emergency actions and emergency measures 2007
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    Normally, phytosanitary import requirements that apply to a particular commodity are determined and made available to the exporting party before exports commence. These phytosanitary measures would be technically justified by the importing party. However, with emergency actions and/or emergency measures they are typically applied immediately in response to an emergency situation without the exporter/exporting country receiving prior notice and full technical justification may not be available at the time of application. Therefore, there are strict conditions attached to the use of emergency actions and emergency measures. This standard provides guidelines to contracting governments on how to establish and apply both phytosanitary emergency actions and emergency measures in a practical manner that follows the requirements of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). This standard was endorsed by the by the twenty -fifth session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) held in Beijing, China in August 2007. Regional standards for phytosanitary measures are developed and adopted by APPPC as part of the plant protection programme of the Commission's contracting parties to support regional harmonization and facilitate trade of commodities by member countries.

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