Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission


Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2011


This publication reports on the twenty-seventh session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) convened in Manila, Philippines from 15 to 19 August 2011. The session reviewed the bodys work carried out during the previous biennium and the overall plant protection situation at national and regional levels, and adopted the long-term strategic plan for 20122019 and the work programme for 20122013. The session reported on progress in information exchange in the region through the newly launched Web site and the working group on information exchange, which was established to promote collection, management, exchange and dissemination of national and regional information on plant protection. The session agreed to develop new Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPMs) on irradiation, fumigation and movement of used machinery, and to strengthen implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and RSPMS in member countries. Recommendations are included in the report.

Table of Contents

1. Opening of the Session and organizational matters
2. Secretariat report on actions taken on the implementation
    of the work plan adopted by the Twenty-sixth Session
    of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission
3. Country reports of significant changes and developments
    since 2009 by member delegates and reports of
    relevant organizations and institutions by observers
4. Development with the amendments of the
    Plant Protection Agreements (1983 and 1999)
5. Overview of global plant production and protection, and
    International Plant Protection Conventions activities and
    update on the work of the CPM Bureau
     IPPC activities and the CPM Bureau
6. Consideration of APPPC strategic plan for 2012-2019
7. Progress report on information exchange within the region
8. Progress report on plant quarantine in the Asia and Pacific
    region by the Chairperson of the APPPC Standing
    Committee on Plant Quarantine
9. Progress report on IPM in the region by the Chairperson of
    the APPPC Standing Committee on IPM regional project
10. Progress report on implementation of the provisions of
     the International Code of Conduct on the distribution and
     use of pesticides and the Convention on the Prior Informed
     Consent (PIC) by AGPP/PIC Secretariat
11. Progress report on pesticide management in
     the Asia and Pacific region by the Chairperson of the
     APPPC Standing Committee on Pesticides
12. Consideration of recommendations of the 22nd Technical
      Consultation among Regional Plant
      Protection Organizations (RPPOs)
13. The APPPC programme of work for 2012-2013
14. Date and venue of the 28th session of APPPC
15. Any other business
16. Adoption of the report
17. Closing of the Session
Annex I: List of participants
Annex II: Amendments of the Plant Protection Agreement
     (1983 and 1999) for the Asia and Pacific region
     and development of APPPC
Annex III: Revised long-term strategic plan for
     the APPPC 2012-2019
Annex IV: Report on information exchange

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