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Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region

Document type
Field of application
Feb 27, 1956
IUCN (ID: TRE-000136)
Title (French)

Accord sur la protection des végétaux dans la région de l'Asie et du Pacifique

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zum Schutz der Pflanzen im asiatischen und pazifischen Raum

Place of adoption
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
English, French, Spanish
Entry into force
Jul 2, 1956
Wild species & ecosystems
Crops/grasses Trade in species Plant production Hygiene/sanitary procedures Certification Pests/diseases Plant protection Inspection Inventory Institution Wild flora Disinfection/disinfestation Standards Protection of species
Geographical area

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)

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India - -
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Korea, Dem. People's Rep. - -
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Lao, People's Dem. Rep. -
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Myanmar - -
Nepal - -
New Zealand - -
Pakistan - -
Papua New Guinea - -
Philippines - -
Portugal -
Samoa - -
Solomon Islands - -
Sri Lanka - -
Thailand - -
Timor-Leste - -
Tonga - -
United Kingdom
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