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


RAP PUBLICATION 2014/03

Report of the twenty-eighth 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 2014


ABSTRACT

This publication reports on the twenty-eighth session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) convened in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 23 to 27 September 2013. 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 work plan for 201415. The session reported on progress in the region in information exchange, plant quarantine, integrated pest management, pesticide management, and implementation of the provisions of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides and the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure. Two new Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPMs) were approved by the session, bringing the total of RSPMs adopted by the APPPC to ten.



Table of Contents

Foreword
Acronyms
Opening of the session and organizational matters
Secretariat report on actions taken on the implementation of the work plan
    adopted by the twenty-seventh session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

Country reports of significant changes and developments since 2011 by
    member delegates and reports of relevant organizations and institutions by
    observers

Update on the International Plant Protection Convention and the Commission
    on Phytosanitary Measures Bureau

Developments with the amendments of the Plant Protection Agreement (1983
    and 1999) for the Asia and Pacific Region and development of APPPC

Progress reports on information exchange
Progress report on plant quarantine
Progress report on Integrated Pest Management
Progress report on the implementation of the provisions of the International
    Code of Conduction the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, and the Rotterdam
    Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure

Progress report on pesticide management
Consideration of the report of the 24th Technical Consultation among Regional
    Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs)

The APPPC programme of work for 2014-2015
Date and venue of the twenty-ninth session of APPPC
Any other business
Adoption of the report
Closing of the session
Annexes
    List of participants
    The Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region and
        its amendmentsof 1983 and 1999
    RSPM: Approval of Irradiation Facilities
    RSPM: Approval of Fumigation Facilities
    Report on information exchange
    Reports on plant quarantine
    Report on Integrated Pest Management
    Report on the Rotterdam Convention
    Report on pesticide management
    Summary report of the 24th Technical Consultation among Regional
        Plant ProtectionOrganizations (RPPOs)
    Summary of the report of the APPPC planning meeting in May 2013




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