The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat, at the request of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), along with the Fit for Market SPS Programme joined forces and shared expertise to develop this new e-learning course on Phytosanitary Export Certification System. The course content was developed by plant health experts selected from all over the world, under the auspices of the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and with the oversight of the IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee.

Fit For Market SPS is a COLEACP programme funded by the 11th European Development Fund within the framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union. 

This Route has been designed into four independent courses, each of which is addressed to a specific audienceRead the summary of the different courses before enroling.

Course Image Phytosanitary Export Certification System : Plant and Plant Product Providers

Phytosanitary Export Certification System : Plant and Plant Product Providers

This course has been designed for stakeholders who are involved in the production or preparation of the plants from the field up to being ready for export. This includes the producers of plants or plant products such as fruits and vegetables, cut flowers and branches, grains, seeds, woods, bulbs and tubers and plants for planting, but also stakeholders in charge of processing plants and stakeholders in charge of preparing the plants and products in a packaging house.

Moreover, this module will help company middle managers to inform other staff members on plant health issues and rules related to compliance with exports. We will start with a brief overview of phytosanitary certification. We will then highlight plant pest and their control, followed by a collaboration between PPP and NPPO, Traceability and finally transmission of information.

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Course Image Phytosanitary Export Certification System : Exporters and Re-exporters

Phytosanitary Export Certification System : Exporters and Re-exporters

This course has been designed for exporters, and stakeholders who are in charge to prepare a consignment and ensuring its expedition both from the physical and documentary point of view.

This module aims to make exporters aware of the purpose and importance of phytosanitary export certification, to remind them of their obligation toward the National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO), especially for the preparation of the phytosanitary certificate for export or re-export, and the necessity to collaborate closely with all other stakeholders.

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Course Image Phytosanitary Export Certification System : Export Inspectors

Phytosanitary Export Certification System : Export Inspectors

This course has been designed for NPPO inspectors, or inspectors from an entity authorized by the NPPO, involved in phytosanitary export certification. This module aims to make the inspectors aware of the purpose and importance of phytosanitary export certification, and to explain to them the measures to be taken to prepare and issue a phytosanitary export or re-export certificate, to keep records and address non-compliances.

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Course Image Phytosanitary Export Certification System : Export Supervisors

Phytosanitary Export Certification System : Export Supervisors

This course is the most advanced of the 4 modules. It has been designed for NPPO Officers in charge of supervising part of the whole phytosanitary export certification system of a country, but also to inform and train their national team of plant health inspectors. This module aims to explain to the supervising Officers the measures to be applied for organising and managing the phytosanitary export certification system from the field to the issuance of the phytosanitary certificate, how to review the system based on notifications of non-compliance, and how to cooperate with the other NPPOs and international institutions like the IPPC.

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