APHIS is pleased to announce that the first International Plant Health Conference will be held from September 21-23 in London and will be co-organized by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) of the United Kingdom.
The International Plant Health Conference aims to address new and emerging plant health challenges, including climate change impacts, the risks associated with significant increase in international trade, the rapid loss of biological diversity, and new pest pathways such as e-commerce by exploring more efficient national, regional and global policies, structures and mechanisms.
To learn more and register, visit the Conference website here. Registration closes on July 31.
Registration fees and travel costs come from the participant’s organization. For those unable to attend in person, the Conference will be available via webcast.
U.S. stakeholders are vital to the work of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO). Your input on proposed projects, review of draft standards and documents, and participation in IPPC and NAPPO events ensures we are developing relevant standards that advance U.S. harmonization goals. Standards facilitate the safe trade of plants, plant products and other regulated articles while protecting the environment, harmonize plant protection policies and practices among and between trading partners in North America and internationally, and provide a critical framework for addressing phytosanitary trade issues and negotiating market access requests.
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