RAP PUBLICATION 2004/24

REGIONAL STANDARDS
FOR PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR
PLANT QUARANTINE INSPECTORS

APPPC RSPM No. 2

   
The Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC)
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok 2004
   
 

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Endorsement

Regional standards for phytosanitary measures are developed and adopted by the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission as part of the plant protection programme of the Commission’s contracting parties. This programme makes available to contracting and other interested parties regional standards for phytosanitary measures to support regional harmonization, with the aim to facilitate trade and avoid the use of unjustifiable measures as barriers to trade.

This standard was endorsed by the twenty-third session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission in August 2003.


He Changchui
Assistant Director-General and
FAO Regional Representative for
Asia and the Pacific


CONTENTS

Endorsement
Review
Distribution

INTRODUCTION

Scope
References
Definitions and abbreviations
Outline of requirements

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Purpose
2. Administration of training systems
3. Subject areas for training

3.1 Human resource management

3.1.1 Personal skills
3.1.2 Occupational health and safety issues

3.2 General knowledge of plant health, trade and the environment

3.2.1 Basic plant health
3.2.2 International agreements and standards
3.2.3 Phytosanitary principles
3.2.4 Legislation, regulations and national policies
3.2.5 Pest risk analysis
3.2.6 Regulated pests
3.2.7 Product identification

3.3 Administrative procedures

3.3.1 Clearance procedures
3.3.2 Phytosanitary certification
3.3.3 General phytosanitary documentation
3.3.4 Liaison with relevant border agencies and authorities
3.3.5 Prosecution for non-compliance with phytosanitary regulations
3.3.6 Auditing of accredited service providers

3.4 Technical procedures

3.4.1 Use of detection systems
3.4.2 Sampling regimes for inspection
3.4.3 Inspection procedures for different commodities
3.4.4 Pest diagnosis (including weeds)
3.4.5 Phytosanitary actions and treatments
3.4.6 Post-entry quarantine
3.4.7 Procedures for detecting and dealing with new pests