Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. Approval of Fumigation Facilities


RAP PUBLICATION 2014/10

Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures.
Approval of Fumigation Facilities

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2014


ABSTRACT

Fumigation is a useful measure to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of regulated pests through the international movement of commodities or regulated articles. However, little guidance has been provided to National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) to assist them in assessing whether fumigators can undertake fumigations effectively. Endorsed by the twenty-eighth session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) held in Jeju, Republic of Korea in September 2013, this standard provides guidance on developing appropriate systems for regulating and certifying fumigations to meet importing country requirements. Regional standards for phytosanitary measures are developed and adopted by the 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

Introduction
    Scope
    References
    Definitions and abbreviations
    Outline of requirements
Background
    Purpose
    Acknowledgement
Requirements
    Regulation of fumigation treatment providers
    Roles and responsibilities
Appendixes
    Principles of fumigation
    General procedures for fumigation




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