The global rise of e-commerce has brought about a transformative shift in the way goods are bought and sold and moved in international trade.
While presenting economic opportunities, the growth in e-commerce also poses significant challenges to national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) because of the potential spread of plant pests through parcels moving on postal and courier pathways.
On this page you will find key resources about e-commerce and plant health, including a video highlighting the role of all e-commerce stakeholders in addressing pest risks, the IPPC guide on e-commerce, news stories featuring country case studies and links to other national and international e-commerce resources.
New IPPC guide to protect plant health and reduce pest risk associated with e-commerce
Engagement of the IPPC Secretariat in the World Customs Organization’s Work e-Commerce Standards