Establishment of a new regional plant protection organization: the Pacific Plant Protection Organization
At the 34th South Pacific Conference held in October 1994, in Vanuatu, a resolution on the establishment of the Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO) was taken. The PPPO is now a regional plant protection organization and is established within the existing structures of the South Pacific Commission (SPC) and its Plant Protection Services. Members of the SPC will be members of the PPPO. This new organization will be 'responsible for coordinating harmonization of phytosanitary measures and for fostering cooperation in plant protection and other phytosanitary matters among Members and between them and countries and organizations outside the Pacific region', and it will 'provide advice on phytosanitary measures in order to facilitate trade without jeopardizing the plant health status of the importing members and countries'.
Pacific Plant Protection Organization Report. 7th Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organizations, South Pacific Commission Headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia, 4-8 September 1995.