IRSS produces yearly reports and studies throughout its 3-year project cycle. These activities will feed into the Triennial Review response publication which will summarize the situation of the implementation of the IPPC and its standards by contracting parties. Below, You can find IRSS activity information, read regional workshop reports, ISPM review reports as well as publications related to plant protection.
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A small group of results-based management experts met in Windsor, UK to discuss developing indicators of IPPC implementation and assessing impact of the IPPC.
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Hosted and organized by the APPPC this Symposium aims to assist with the process of prioritizing and developing manuals that will assist countries with implementation of standards.
IRSS Survey Extended! Based on past survey results, IPPC subsidiary bodies and the CPM Bureau expressed interest in a deeper analysis of the extent to which Contacting Parties are establishing, updating and making available their lists of regulated pests as well as the extent to which contracting parties are reporting pests. As part of this analysis, the IRSS has prepared a combined survey on ISPM19: 2003 (Guidelines on lists of regulated pests) and ISPM17: 2002 (Pest Reporting) in cooperation with the Standards Committee, Capacity Development Committee, Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement, and the CPM Bureau. The date for submission has been extended to November 30, 2013 and can be found on your IPP dashboard by logging onto your IPP account here (for NPPO Contact Points and Editors only).We recommend that you use the PDF version of the survey below as a guide in preparing your responses to the on-line survey. Thank you! - The IRSS Team
This study will serve as a baseline review of the Contracting Parties' implementation of the IPPC and its International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). Survey responses have been recieved and are currently being compiled and analyzed. We thank contracting parties for their participation in this IRSS activity.
The IPPC Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement (SBDS) requested a study of contracting parties’ experiences implementing ISPM 13:2001. This was a response to concerns raised at CPM-6 (2011) in regards to communication weaknesses in notifications of non-compliance exchanges between contracting parties. The purpose of this IRSS study has been to contribute to the SBDS’ review of its roles and functions as proposed by the SBDS and agreed to by the Bureau. The IRSS collaborated with the SBDS and the IPPC to develop a questionnaire that was sent to all IPPC Contact Points. The questionnaire was also sent to the 9 Regional Plant Protection Organizations and shared with FAO regional plant protection officers and other FAO staff that work on plant protection issues. The findings and recommendations of this review have been presented to the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) in December 2012, the Standards Committee (SC) in November 2012, and the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement (SBDS) in July of 2013.
A preliminary scoping study on global trends in internet trade of plants with some pressing findings for the global phytosanitary community.