86th Meeting of the Panel on Global Phytosanitary Affairs

Paris, 2024-01-16/17



The EPPO Panel on Global Phytosanitary Affairs met in Paris on 2024-01-16/17. During the Panel meeting, representatives of the European region in IPPC subsidiary bodies and EWGs reported the key issues discussed during recent IPPC meetings.


The Panel discussed the arrangements for an EPPO coordination meeting that will be organized on 2024-04-14, the day before the start of the next session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-18 ) taking place in the FAO Headquarters on 2024-04-15/19. The coordination meeting will be useful to share ideas and information among EPPO countries, about topics considered by the CPM. This meeting will be preceded by a strategic EPPO - NAPPO meeting.



The Panel discussed the progress and challenges for the following strategic topics:

  • Research coordination and the Euphresco  initiative;
  • Sea containers;
  • Systems approaches;
  • ePhyto and
  • One Health.


Safe Provision of Food and Other Humanitarian Aid was also discussed. The European representative in the CPM Focus group on this topic joined the meeting to update the Panel on recent discussions and plans to be considered for the future.


The updated IPPC list of topics for IPPC Standards and the relevant EPPO stewards were considered. The European representation in CPM bodies and nominations for vacancies were discussed.


The next meeting of the EPPO Panel on Global Phytosanitary Affairs is scheduled for 2024-04-24/26 in Utrecht (NL).