A Policy Study on the Implementation Challenges of Phytosanitary Standards: The Case of ISPM 15 in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique

Luca, Tasciotti and Papyrakis, Elissaios (2019) A Policy Study on the Implementation Challenges of Phytosanitary Standards: The Case of ISPM 15 in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique. Journal of Environment & Development, 28 (2). pp. 142-172. ISSN 1070-4965

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Abstract

The rise in international trade in recent decades has been accompanied by an increase in the movement of wood packaging materials. Recognizing the associated threat of cross-border pest movement, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures, the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention, adopted the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 15 (Guidelines for regulating wood packaging material in international trade) for the treatment of wood packaging materials (ISPM 15). The objective of this paper is to raise awareness on the challenges four sub-Saharan countries -Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique- are facing when it comes to implementation. During extensive fieldwork, we conducted interviews with key stakeholders to understand their role in the set-up and implementation of the standard, as well as their perceptions on relevant challenges. Addressing these challenges is vital for achieving compliance and removing associated institutional and economic barriers. The paper can assist policy-makers and academics to design future policies that tackle implementation problems, especially in the context of developing

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 09:30
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 07:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71363
DOI: 10.1177/1070496519836146

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