Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Report of International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to the SPS Committee meeting on 14 - 16 July 2021 - Communication from the IPPC Secretariat
作者:The International Plant Protection Convention secretariat (IPPC).

to the SPS Committee meeting on 14-16 July 2021

Communication from the IPPC secretariat

The following communication, received on 19 June 2021, is being circulated at the request of the International Plant Protection Convention secretariat (IPPC).





1  The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15, 2021)

1.1.  The fifteenth meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-15) was held virtually on 16 and 18 March and 1 April 2021. More than 350 participants from over 122 countries and 40 observer organizations attended this first-ever virtual edition of the IPPC governing body, which contributed to defining key priorities and actions for the plant health community in the upcoming years.

1.2.  The first historic virtual CPM-15 adopted the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030, eleven international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) including phytosanitary treatments (PTs) and one CPM recommendation. It also established three CPM Focus Groups on 1) Implementation of the IPPC strategic framework 2020–2030 development agenda Items; 2) Communications; and 3) Climate change impacts on plant health. The CPM agreed to an electronic mechanism that seeks CPM concurrence electronically on decisions or issues that the Chairperson of the CPM Bureau may consider sufficiently important or sensitive to require CPM awareness and engagement (using a four-week silence consent procedure). The meeting also endorsed Zambia's initiative to proclaim the yearly observance of the international day of plant health (IDPH) on 12 May and called upon contracting parties to support the process. The CPM-15 session also witnessed the appointment of Mr Lucien Kouame Konan from Côte d'Ivoire and Mr John Greifer from the United States of America as the CPM Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson respectively, whose terms started immediately with the conclusion of CPM-15.

1.3.  Four CPM Bureau meetings were held in 2021 to ensure continuity of IPPC work plan.

2  2021 Regional Workshops

2.1.  The IPPC secretariat preparations for the 2021 IPPC regional workshops are well advanced. This year the regional workshops will again be held virtually. The IPPC secretariat has finalized the global agenda and invitation letters are in the process of being sent out. Regional organizing committees have been set up and tentative dates set and topics of interests for the region selected. Tentative dates for these regional workshops are posted on the IPP.[1] Presentations for these regional workshops are being reviewed and translated, once finalized they will be posted on the IPP.