Electronic certification workshop • May 2009, Workshop in Ottawa, NAPPO, CFIA • Attended by 12 countries, IPPC, WCO • 60 – 70 participants • What is electronic? • What is already done? • How to proceed?
Definition • Electronic phytosanitary certification is the secure and authentic transmission of phytosanitary certification data, including the certifying statement, from the NPPO of the exporting country to the NPPO of the importing country by electronic means.
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality IMPORTING COUNTRY EXPORTING COUNTRY 1. Certification proces (inspection, testing) 5. Import procedures (inspection, release) 3. CERTIFICATE 2. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE 4. RECEIPT OF CERTIFICATE 3. SENDING CERTIFICATE DATA DATA Electronic certification | 20 November 2009 Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality 44
Conclusions • A lot of different systems already in place in different countries • Most of them are not electronic systems within the definition • Need for a kind of standard, in stead of bilateral agreements
Elements of standard • Language: XML • Format: ISPM 12 leading, XML scheme UN/CEFACT • Standardized items (ISO codes, botanical names, quantities) • Security • Authenicity
Proceed after workshop 2009 • Two WG were set up • Check the XML scheme • Business requirements • Inventory was made • But no further progress • Similar experience after workshop in NL 2006 • Discussions in CPM5, progress needed
Pilots • Pilots are going on all over the world or will start • The Netherlands started pilot with Kenya • End of this year electronic certificates with roses • Experience is input for discussions • Pilots may diverge now already
TC to discuss how we can make progress • Progress before CPM6