Strengthening phytosanitary compliance to boost seed trade in the Asia Pacific

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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. 

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Reference Number 
STDF/PG/755
Status 
Awaiting
Project Value (US$) 
1,131,637
STDF Contribution (US$)  
899,335
Beneficiaries 
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Lao PDR
Nepal
Philippines
Thailand
Viet Nam
Implementing Entities 
Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)
Partners 
Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA)
International Seed Federation (ISF)
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
CropLife Asia
Department of Agriculture
Water and Environment (DAWE)
Australia
Animal and Plant Health Directorate
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
New Zealand
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)