50th Meeting of the Panel on CPM Affairs
12th Joint EPPO/NAPPO Meeting

Merida, MX, 2012-01-23/26


The 50th meeting of the Panel on CPM Affairs took place in Merida (MX) at the kind invitation of the Mexican International Plant Protection Organization. The 12th joint EPPO/NAPPO meeting was also held during the same week.


The Panel on CPM Affairs discussed in detail the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) which will be presented for adoption during the 7th  Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-7), which will meet on 2012-03-19/23 in Rome:


  • Draft ISPM: Integrated measures for the production of plants for planting in international trade;
  • Draft ISPM: Systems approach for pest risk management of fruit flies (Tephritidae);
  • Draft amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms;
  • draft revision to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) - supplement no. 1: Guidelines on the interpretation and application of the concepts of “official control” and “not widely distributed”.


The Panel agreed on several recommendations which were sent to NPPOs and the IPPC via the IPPC Online Comments System (OCS).  

During the joint EPPO/NAPPO meeting the participants had the opportunity to discuss the ISPMs proposed for adoption and other topics of mutual interest including the international movement of grain, E-certification, the IPPC Strategic Framework, and future opportunities for EPPO-NAPPO collaboration.


The delegates also had the opportunity to visit the UNESCO designated Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve of the Yucatán Peninsula.  The EPPO Secretariat would like to thank NAPPO and the Mexican NPPO for their warm hospitality and excellent organization of the meeting in Merida. 


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