RAP publication 2004/05

Report of the Twenty-Third Session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

4 to 8 August 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bangkok, 2004


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Table of Contents

1. Opening of the session and organizational matters

2. Election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the twenty-third session, the Drafting Committee and the adoption of the provisional agenda and timetable

3. Secretariat report on action taken on recommendations of the twenty-second session of the Commission (agenda item 2)

4. Country, regional and international organization reports (agenda item 3)

5. Implementation of the revised Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific region (agenda 4)

6. Progress in integrated pest management in the region, by CTA of FAO IPM regional project on cotton and vegetables (agenda item 5)

7. Progress in the implementation of the provisions of the international code of conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides, and the convention of prior informed consent (PIC) (agenda item 6)

8. Overview of the International Plant Protection Convention’s (IPPC) activities (agenda item 7)

9. Progress in the implementation of plant quarantine in the Asia and Pacific region (agenda item 8)

10. Progress in agricultural pesticide management in the Asia and Pacific region (agenda item 9)

11. Consideration of recommendations of the fourteenth technical consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations (agenda item 10)

12. The APPPC programme of work for 2004 to 2005 (agenda item 11)

13. Date and venue of the twenty-fourth session of the APPPC (agenda item 12)

14. Other business (agenda item 13)

15. Adoption of the report (agenda item 14)

16. Closing of the session (agenda 15)

Annex I - List of participants

Annex II - Guidelines for the development of heat disinfestations treatments of fruit fly host commodities

Annex III - Training requirements for plant quarantine inspectors