Accession of the European Union to the revised IPPC
In its decision 2004/597 of 2004-17-19, the Council of the European Union approves the revised text (1997) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and declares its intention to become a party of the IPPC. As provided for in the revised text, the EU has the right to become a party of the IPPC, alongside the 25 EU Member States. This Decision authorizes the President of the EU Council to deposit an instrument of accession to the revised text of the IPPC.
Council Decision (2004/597/EC) of 19 July 2004 approving the accession of the European Community to the International Plant Protection Convention, as revised and approved by Resolution 12/97 of the 29th Session of the FAO Conference in November 1997.
Official Journal of the European Union, 2004-08-14, L 267, 39-53.
Press Release, Brussels 2004-07-20. Plant health and world trade: EU signs up to new international rules.