Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. Guidelines for protection against South American leaf blight of rubber


Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. Guidelines for protection against South American leaf blight of rubber

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2012


This standard provides guidelines to help member countries develop and improve phytosanitary measures for the prevention, control and eradication of South American leaf blight of rubber (SALB) in the Asia-Pacific region. The guidelines cover five major areas dealing with: (i) prevention of the introduction of SALB into the region, (ii) development of contingency plans for eradication or control programmes in case of entry, (iii) development of training programmes including inspection, diagnostic and disinfection procedures, surveillance, eradication and control measures, and advocacy (iv) minimum resource requirements for national plant protection organizations to safeguard against the incursion of SALB and (v) establishment of national centralized bodies to coordinate the SALB programme, and cooperation among bodies within the region and with other regional and international organizations that deal with rubber. This standard was endorsed by the twenty-sixth session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) held in New Delhi, India in 2009. Regional standards for phytosanitary measures are developed and adopted by APPPC as part of the plant protection programme of the Commissions contracting parties to support regional harmonization and facilitate trade of commodities by member countries.

Table of Contents

Definitions and abbreviations
Outline of requirements

The prevention of the introduction of SALB
    Import requirements
    Points of entry inspection systems
    Laboratory diagnostic system
    SALB surveillance systems
Eradication or control programmes
Training programmes
    Inspection, diagnostic and disinfection procedures
    Surveillance programmes
    Eradication and control measures
    Management of programmes
Minimum requirements for personnel and facilities
National and regional coordination and cooperation

Appendix 1: Summary of the assessments of introduction, spread and
    consequences to rubber growing countries

Appendix 2: SALB Endemic countries
Appendix 3: Risk management methods for SALB
Appendix 4: SALB surveillance system
Appendix 5: Importation requirements for Hevea plant material

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