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EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/036

Symposium on ‘Import and contained use of plant pests or potential plant pests, a game without borders’, Wageningen, NL, 2007-05-31/06-01

The new quarantine laboratory of the Dutch Plant Protection Service will be officially opened on 2007-05-31. On this occasion, a symposium on ‘Import and contained use of plant pests or potential plant pests, a game without borders’ will be organized. Its main aim will be to discuss the practical implementation of EU Directive 95/44*. In this respect, the new EPPO Standard PM 3/64 (Intentional import of organisms that are plant pests or potential plant pests) will also be presented. During this symposium, several key lectures will be presented on the following topics:
  • Risk assessment of the import of alien species/plant pests, potential damage to plants and/or the environment (biodiversity)
  • Phytosanitary risks related to the contained use of plant pests or potential plant pest in research and development
  • Containment of plant pests and potential plant pests in laboratories, specific legislation
  • Emerging plant pests or other potential harmful organisms: are some strains more risky than others?
This symposium will take place on 2007-05-31/06-01 at the Plant Protection Service, Wageningen, Netherlands. There are no registration fees.
Contact point: c.l.j.lamers@minlnv.nl

*Commission Directive 95/44/EC of 26 July 1995 establishing the conditions under which certain harmful organisms, plants, plant products and other objects listed in Annexes I to V to Council Directive 77/93/EEC may be introduced into or moved within the Community or certain protected zones thereof, for trial or scientific purposes and for work on varietal selections.


EPPO Secretariat, 2007-02.