RAP PUBLICATION 2007/29

RAP PUBLICATION 2007/29

REGIONAL STANDARDS FOR PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES

GUIDELINES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND APPLICATION OF EMERGENCY ACTIONS AND EMERGENCY MEASURES

APPRC RSPM No. 5

The Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC)


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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2007

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Piao Yongfan
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THAILAND
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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-fifth session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission in August 2007.


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

Endorsement

This Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) Regional Standard for Phytosanitary Measures was endorsed by the twenty-fifth session of the APPPC held from 27 to 31 August 2007 in Beijing, China.

Review

APPPC Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures are subject to periodic review. The next review date for this standard is 2013. The standard may be reviewed earlier if the APPPC decides this is necessary.

Distribution

APPPC Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures are distributed by the Executive Secretariat of the APPPC to all APPPC members, the Administrative Heads of Regional Plant Protection Organizations and the FAO International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat. This standard is available on the APPPC webpage found within the International Phytosanitary Portal:http://www.ippc.int/En/rppo/jsp


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Scope
References
Definitions and abbreviations
Outline of requirements
BACKGROUND
IPPC and ISPM documentation relevant to emergency actions and emergency measures
REQUIREMENTS
Emergency actions and emergency measures
Identification of emergency situations
     Pests that have not been previously assessed
     Pests that have not been regulated for a particular pathway
     Pests that cannot be identified adequately
Types of emergency actions
Types of emergency measures
Procedures for the establishment and application of emergency actions and emergency measures
     For the importing country
     For the exporting country
Notification of emergency actions and measures
     Notifying body
     Parties to be notified
     Time of notification
     Content of notification
Evaluation of emergency actions and emergency measures