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EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/233

Follow-up from the Seminar on International Trade and Invasive Alien Species


Following the Seminar on International Trade and Invasive Alien Species;(IAS) in Geneva in July 2012 organized by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), in collaboration with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), a study entitled ‘International Trade and Invasive Alien Species’ was elaborated and published in 2013. This study analyses key concepts relevant to Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and international trade in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the SPS Agreement, as well as in relation to the IPPC and the OIE. It considers various initiatives to enhance capacities for managing the entry and spread of IAS (including plant pests and animal diseases), reviews common challenges and good practices, and makes a number of targeted recommendations.

Sources

International Trade and Invasive Alien Species, Standards and Trade Development Facility
http://www.standardsfacility.org/Files/IAS/STDF_IAS_EN.pdf

Standard and Trade Development Facility Website, Invasive Alien Species
http://www.standardsfacility.org/en/TAIAS.htm