Strengthening phytosanitary compliance to boost seed trade in the Asia Pacific
This project aims to increase seed trade and market access for the Asia-Pacific region by increasing the capacity of national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) to meet relevant phytosanitary standards. The project proposal has five main expected results. First, to identify NPPOs' specific needs related to existing infrastructure and capabilities. Second, to create and maintain a portal of regional phytosanitary certification requirements for seed exports/imports, accessible by NPPOs and the private sector. Third, to build NPPOs' knowledge of relevant International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). Fourth, to facilitate implementation of the ePhyto solution in the region. Finally, to strengthen public-public and public-private partnerships.