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1976: North American Plant Protection Agreement

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  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Titl.1  North American Plant Protection Agreement  TITL  TITL 
Src.1  Source: Unofficial  SRC  SRC 
Pre.1  Having as a common purpose the strengthening of intergovernmental cooperation in plant quarantine and plant protection in North America in order to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests and noxious weeds and to foster the preservation of plant resources of North America:  DESC  GOAL DEFN IMPL AMND EIF 
Pre.2  The parties to this Agreement agree as follows:     
Pre.3.1  1. For the purpose of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:  DEFN   
Pre.4.1.A  A. "Plant Pest" means any living stage of: any insects, mites, nematodes, slugs, snails, protozoa, or other invertebrate animals, bacteria, fungi, other parasitic plants or reproductive parts thereof, viruses, o any organisms similar to or allied with any of the foregoing, or any infectious substances, which can directly or indirectly injure or cause disease or damage in any plants or parts thereof, or any processed, manufactured, or other products of plants.     
Pre.5.1.B  B. "Living Stage" includes the egg, pupal, and larval stages as well as any other living stage.     
Pre.6.1.C  C. "Noxious Weed" means any living stage, including but not limited to, seeds and reproductive parts, of any parasitic or other plant of a kind, or subdivision of a kind, which is of foreign origin, is new to or not widely prevalent in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and can directly or indirectly injure crops, other useful plants, livestock, or poultry or other interests of agriculture, including irrigation, or navigation or the fish and wildlife resources of the United States, Canada or Mexico or the public health.     
Pre.7.2  2. The Parties to this Agreement shall cooperate in preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests in North America by:  SUBS IMPL   
Pre.8.2.A  A. Keeping under constant review new records and outbreaks of plant pests:    SCIR 
Pre.9.2.B  B. Monitoring the movement and spread of established plants pests of concern to the parties of this Agreement:    SCIR 
Pre.10.2.C  C. Reviewing progress in detection, eradication and control of plant pests of crops of major importance in North America:    SCIR 
Pre.11.2.D  D. Reviewing plant quarantine measures adopted by participating governments and proposing revisions to existing plant quarantine measures and establishment of new measures moving toward uniform plant quarantine regulations:    SCIR 
Pre.12.2.E  E. Examining and studying problems in plant quarantine and closely related fields:  SCIR  SCIR 
Pre.13.2.F  F. Keeping parties informed of plant quarantine and protection matters of mutual concern:  INFO  INFO 
Pre.14.2.G  G. Promoting arrangements for the training or technical personnel in the fields of plant quarantine and plant protection:  SCIR  INFO SCIR 
Pre.15.2.H  H. Exchanging research and development information relating to plant pests and their control:  INFO SCIR  INFO SCIR 
Pre.16.2.I  I. Adopting compatible phytosanitary certificates patterned after the model certificate as proposed by the International Plant Protection Convention:  RELA  RELA 
Pre.17.2.J  J. Jointly participating in programs of research and methods development relating to plant protection and quarantine: and  INFO SCIR  SCIR 
Pre.18.2.K  K. Taking such other actions as are mutually agreed upon.     
Pre.19.3  3. To facilitate consultation regarding the cooperation regarding the cooperation contemplated in this Agreement representative of the agencies specified in paragraph 3 of this Agreement will meet annually at a North American Plant Protection Agreement (NAPPA) Workshop. The propose of such Workshops is to permit exchange of information relating to the implementation of this Agreement and to provide a forum for the discussion of particular problems which may arise in this field.  HOBS  INFO 
Pre.20.4  4. The agencies with principal responsibility in the implementation of this Agreement designated by the parties to this Agreement respectively shall be:  NATBS   
Pre.21.4.A  A. for the United States- the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.     
Pre.22.4.B  B. for Canada- the Canada Department of Agriculture, Plant Quarantine Division: and     
Pre.23.4.C  C. for Mexico- Secretaria de Agricultura y Ganaderia de Mexico, Direccion General de Sanidad Vegetad:     
Pre.24.5  5. This Agreement may be amended at any time by agreement of the parties.  AMND   
Pre.25.6  6. This Agreement shall enter into force upon date of signature and shall continue in force indefinitely but may be discontinued at the request of any of the parties. Request for termination shall be submitted in writing to the other parties at least thirty (30) days prior to the desired effective date of termination.  EIF RESV   
Conc.1  DONE in triplicate in the English and Spanish languages, each being equally authentic, at Yosemite California this thirteenth day of October, 1976.  CONC TEXT  CONC TEXT 
Conc.3  Dr. Francis J. Mulhern, Administrator     
Conc.4  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service     
Conc.5  Unites States Department of Agriculture     
Conc.6  FOR CANADA:     
Conc.7  Dr. Donald S. Maclachlan, Director     
Conc.8  plant Quarantine Division, Production and Marketing Branch     
Conc.9  Agriculture Canada     
Conc.10  FOR MEXICO:     
Conc.11  ING. Benjamin Ortega Cantero, Director General     
Conc.12  Direccion General de Sanidad Vegetai     
Conc.13  Secretaria de Agricultura y Ganaderia     
Please cite as:
Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2018. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
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Date accessed: 13 November 2018