The International Plant Protection Convention’s (IPPC) ePhtyo Hub project continues to move forward, as stakeholders meet key deadlines. This week, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization’s Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) finalized and approved the ePhyto Hub Project and set an implementation date of December 15, 2016. Meanwhile, the United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC), which will host the hub in its Geneva facility, is finalizing the generic ePhyto national system (GeNS) requirement documents to comply with receiving U.S. government funding and proceeding with development of the hub. Lastly, IPPC Steering Groups and Committee are making progress overcoming the technical aspects of implementing the hub, including harmonizing codes and supporting country implementation. Progress will continue in the coming months as the project moves forward.
More information and project documents on the ePhyto Hub can be found here.