A. General Information
Korea-Netherlands e-Phyto Certificate Project
B. Lessons Learned
The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) of the Republic of Korea and the authorities of the Netherlands started a digital operation to exchange electronic phytosanitary certificates (ePhytos) developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
Given the volume of phytosanitary certificates, as well as reissued and superseding phytosanitary certificates that Netherlands’ authorities must track daily they developed a system for the electronic certification of imports.The system was designed to accommodate both plant and veterinary products entering the Netherlands. The system was then expanded to accommodate exports as well.
Before another country’s national system may interact with Netherland’s system and electronically exchange ePhyto certificates, an access agreement must be negotiated between the Netherlands and the other country. Based on that access agreement, the Netherlands adjusts its system and the other country adjusts its national system, so the two systems can communicate via the Internet.
To face the challenges deriving from the use of paper certificates .
Exchange data of Phytosanitory Certificates using SOAP method.
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is an XML-based messaging protocol for exchanging information among computers. SOAP is an application of the XML specification.
SOAP is a communication protocol designed to communicate via Internet.
SOAP can extend HTTP for XML messaging.
SOAP provides data transport for Web services.
SOAP can exchange complete documents or call a remote procedure.
SOAP can be used for broadcasting a message.
SOAP is platform- and language-independent.
SOAP is the XML way of defining what information is sent and how.
SOAP enables client applications to easily connect to remote services and invoke remote methods.
Fore more detail please refer to the link:https://www.ippc.int/static/media/files/publication/en/2016/02/Tuesday_Presentation_9_Country_Presentations_-_South_KoreaNovember_10_FinalPT_Seiki.pdf
Exchange of electronic Phytosanitary Certificates
Technical matters (Formats, harmonized terms, exchange mechanism)
Expedite international trade
Eventually lead to paperless trade
More efficient certification process
Modification to established standard of XML, schema, Harmonized Terms (Code lists) and Exchange Mechanism
Support for IPPC Global Hub