Pest Information Management System

PIMS is a tool for sharing critical information to satisfy international obligations – particularly the International Phytosanitary Portal of the IPPC. 

The web-based database has information to assist countries access reliable information on pests and reduce intra-regional trade barriers. Target users of PIMS include the general public, private sector, farmers, academia, traders and trading partners/countries among others.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement call for member country trade regulations to be clearly published. Measures to ensure food safety and to protect the health of animals and plants should be based as far as possible on the analysis and assessment of objective and accurate scientific data.