EVENT: Awareness Session on Establishing Electronic Phytosanitary (ePhyto) Certification System in Sri Lanka
DATE: 16th December 2016
VENUE: Ground Floor Auditorium, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
TIME: Morning session 8.30 am – 12.30afternoon session – 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
SPEAKERS: Dr Chin Karunaratne, Senior Project Scientist (ePhyto), Business Systems Program, Plant Export Operations, Department of Agriculture, Canberra, Australia and Senior officials of National Plant Quarantine Services, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
REGISTRATION: Contact: Manori Dissanayaka via email@example.com or 0777223651
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in association with the National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS) of Department of Agriculture, will organise a half day awareness session for the implementation of the electronic phytosanitary system (ePhyto) in Sri Lanka.
The ePhyto project is an initiative of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to assist developing countries to implement Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) for the exchange of phytosanitary certificates. GeNS will connect to a single point exchange mechanism called Hub that aims to allow countries to exchange certificates in a secure platform.
The IPPC conducted a global survey to assess countries for implementing ePhyto and Sri Lanka has been selected for piloting this system assisted by the Department of Agriculture, Australia as the Chair of the Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC)
Sri Lanka is planning to implement ePhyto with the aim of regulating and facilitating international trade that would provide substantial benefits to business processes associated with NPQS and its stakeholders.