International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

an international agreement on plant health to which 182 contracting parties currently adhere. It aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. The Secretariat of the IPPC is provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Focal point for the federal authority:

Lieven Van Herzele

Federal Public Service of Public Health,
Food Chain Safety and Environment
DG Animals,Plants and Food
Sanitary Policy regarding Animals and Plants
Division Plant protection
Eurostation II (7° floor)
Place Victor Horta 40 box 10
1060 Brussels

tel  +32- 2 -524 73 23
fax  +32- 2 -524 73 49

Information on Belgiam and the IPPC can be found here :