Awareness Raising Event on ePhyto 7 December 2022 / 15:00 - 17:00 hrs. (GMT+7)




The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation through GIZ as the implementing agency is working on an IPPC ePhyto solution project in Thailand with the objective to support Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DOA) in effectively deploying its solution for electronic phytosanitary certificate (ePhyto) as well as connecting to the IPPC Hub through the National Single Window (NSW) to facilitate the exchange of ePhyto certificates with the National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) worldwide and beyond the ASEAN region by 2022. 

The project is being implemented in collaboration with the DOA as the main partner of the project, and the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS), and the Thai Customs Department (TCD) as its key partners in implementing relevant project component and activities. The project period is from September 2021 – December 2022. For further information, please visit our project page via this link


The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is convinced that trade facilitation reforms are most likely to be effective if they are designed and delivered by the public and private sector working together. 

The proposed event is an awareness raising event co-organized by the ePhyto Thailand Project with Thai Seed Trade Association (THASTA), The Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) and the International Seed Federation (ISF), in cooperation with the Thai Fruit and Vegetable Producer Association and Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association. The objective is to inform the international and national business community about Thailand’s approach to exchanging ePhytos via the global IPPC Hub to facilitate import and export of agricultural products. 


  1. To inform about Thailand’s connection to the Global IPPC ePhyto Hub and the launch of exchanging ePhytos with international partners.
  2. To underline the relevance of exchanging ePhytos for the business community to facilitate trade; and,
  3. To provide room for questions and comments from the business community on how to benefit from the use of ePhytos.


  • Format: online event hosted via Zoom
  • Language: English (Thai translation TBD)
  • Webinar Link: Once you completed your registration, you will receive and email with the webinar link. (please check your junk/spam mailbox)





Open Webinar Broadcasting System

15:00 – 15:15

Welcome and Opening Session

  • Welcoming participants (Ms. Pouchamarn Wongsanga, GIZ)
  • Welcome remarks (Dr. Rose Souza Richards, International Seed Federation) 
  • Opening remarks (Mr. Chaisak Ringluen, Department of Agriculture Thailand)
15:15 – 15:45

ePhyto Thailand Project: Thailand’s current efforts on global ePhyto exchange
Presentation on Thailand’s launch of the national ePhyto solution and on the current efforts of establishing the connection to the IPPC ePhyto hub to allow for global exchange of ePhytos

  • ePhyto Thailand Project implementation and achievements (Ms. Pouchamarn Wongsanga, GIZ)
  • Thailand’s ePhyto system Operation and exchange with destination countries (Mr. Chaisak Ringluen, Department of Agriculture Thailand – with inputs from ACFS and TCD)

Q&A and collection of feedback from participants (5 min)

15:45 – 16:10

The importance of ePhyto exchange for the business community
Presentation on the relevance of ePhyto for the business community at the National, Regional, and International level:

  • Thai Seed Trade Association (THASTA) - Dr Boonyanath Nathwong
  • The Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) - Dr Kanokwan (May) Chodchoey
  • International Seed Federation (ISF) - Dr Rose Souza Richards
  • Thai Fruit and Vegetable Producer Association - Ms. Sarinan Rattanasirimontree
  • Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association and members - TBC
16:10 – 16:40

Discussion and Feedback
A moderated feedback session on private sector experiences and expectations on the use of ePhyto exchange (GIZ) 

16:40 – 16:50

Key messages & next steps
Summarizing the key messages and agreeing on next steps (GIZ)

16:50 – 17:00

Closing of the Meeting