Objective: To prevent the introduction into and spread within the region of destructive plant diseases and pests.
Summary or provisions: Trade in plants and plant products is to be regulated by certification, prohibition, inspection, disinfection, quarantine, destruction, etc., as necessary (art. 3). Special measures (enumerated in appendix B) are to be taken to exclude South American leaf blight of the Hevea rubber tree from the region (art. 4).
Institutional mechanism: A Plant Protection Commission for the Asia and Pacific Region is established (art. 2). This abstract takes into account amendments from 1967, 1979 and 1983.
(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)