Regional cooperation in PRA. Muriel SUFFERT EPPO Secretariat www.eppo.org. International Plant Health Risk Analysis Workshop Niagara Falls, October 2005. What is EPPO ?. Intergovernmental organization responsible for European cooperation in plant health
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Muriel SUFFERT EPPO Secretariat www.eppo.org
International Plant Health Risk Analysis WorkshopNiagara Falls, October 2005
What is EPPO ?
What role for an RPPO in PRA?
10 Does the pest occur in the PRA area?
12Does at least one host-plant species (for pests directly affecting plants) or one suitable habitat (for non parasitic plants) occur in the PRA area (outdoors, in protected cultivation or both)?
17The pest does not qualify as a QP for the PRA area and the assessment for this pest can stop(summarize the main reason for stopping the analysis)
1.11. In the case of a commodity pathway, how widely is the commodity to be distributed throughout the PRA area?
Note: the more scattered the destinations, the more likely it is that the pest might find suitable habitats.
very limited, limited, moderately widely, widely, very widely
Go to 1.12
1.12.In the case of a commodity pathway, do consignments arrive at a suitable time of year for pest establishment?
Note: introduction at many different times of the year will increase the probability that entry of the pest will occur at a life stage of the pest or the host which is suitable for establishment or when habitat or environmental conditions are favourable.
if yesGo to 1.13
if no Go to 1.15
Detection of the pest in consignments by inspection or testing
3.11 Can the pest be reliably detected by a visual inspection of a consignment at the time of export, during transport/storage or at import?
If yespossible measure: visual inspection.
Go to 3.12
3.12 Can the pest be reliably detected by testing (e.g. for pest plant seeds in a consignment)?
If yespossible measure: specified testing.
Go to 3.13
3.13 Can the pest be reliably detected during post-entry quarantine?
If yespossible measure: import under special licence/permit and post-entry quarantine.
Go to 3.14
A new version will be adopted every year
A single body will perform all PRAs
Share cost and workload
Experts called upon for specific pests
GIS and Climex
The new working-procedures should provide to EPPO member countries appropriate information for the technical justification of phytosanitary measures established by for certain pests.