Webinar: How to prepare a pest list for a commodity and a dossier for Momordica fruits
Session 1 | 10:30 - 11:30 (GMT+01:00)
Session 2 | 15:30 - 16:30 (GMT+01:00)
NB Please note that the two planned session deliver the same content. Participants can sign up to the session that matches best with their time zone.
Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 introduces the concept of “high-risk plants”. This is a group of plants, plant products and other objects whose introduction poses a pest risk of an unacceptable level for the European Union. A provisional list of high-risk plants was published on 18 December 2018. Import of these high-risk plants will be prohibited. The national plant protection organisations (NPPOs) of non-EU countries can request that the import prohibition be lifted by submitting a technical dossier to the European Commission. This technical dossier will be the basis of a risk assessment of a specific commodity to be carried out by EFSA.
On 31 October 2018, EFSA published a technical report on the information required for dossiers supporting demands for import of high risk plants, plant products and other objects as foreseen in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031.
A previous webinar aiming to help the NPPOs from non-EU countries with the preparation and submission of high-risk plant dossiers was held on 12 February 2019 (available at this link).
On 29 April 2019, EFSA published guidance on commodity risk assessment for the evaluation of high-risk plant dossiers. This guidance was developed to establish the methodology to be followed when performing a risk assessment for high-risk commodities (plants, plant products and other objects).
This webinar aims to support NPPOs from non-EU countries on more specific aspects of the preparation and submission of dossiers. It focuses on the compilation of the pest list through literature searches and one specific case of commodity risk assessment (Momordica L.).
During the webinar, participants may submit questions to which EFSA will answer live and in writing after the presentation. EFSA will publish a recording of the webinar after the event.
Note to participants:
For technical reasons, participation is limited to a maximum of 500 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.