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Methyl Bromide TOC Members

Methyl Bromide TOC Members

TOC Co-Chair

Name
Affiliation
Country
Independent Expert
Colombia
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Marta Pizano, nominated by Colombia and residing in Bogotá, Colombia, have been re-nominated by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol as co-chair of MBTOC until 31st December 2021 and co-chair of TEAP until 31st December 2022. I declare as follows:

    1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2. My responsibilities include
    1. I am an independent consultant often working for the Montreal Protocol Implementing Agencies involved with methyl bromide users and other key stakeholders in many countries, to identify and implement alternatives to methyl bromide, including research on QPS uses and their alternatives. I also consult for the agencies on other topics related to ODS and the Montreal Protocol, for example the sustainability of the phase-out achieved for different ODS, clarification on exempted uses, communication materials to raise awareness on various issues relating to the Protocol and others. This works includes the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNE, and its OzonAction Programme) and the World Bank (WB). I have also assisted the Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund (MLF) with monitoring and evaluation work. All such work is been conducted on a short-term assignment basis, as an external consultant.
    2. Neither myself nor my husband (an orthopaedic surgeon) nor our children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.
    3. I also consult for floriculture and horticulture trade associations, Government programmes and agencies (i.e. USAID, International Trade Centre ITC, Netherlands CBI) particularly on improving trade competitiveness and sustainable production issues in Latin America and Africa.
    4. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    5. My interests and those of my husband or children include the following
      • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
      • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
      • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Consultancy for implementing agencies of the Protocol and the MLF as described in numeral 2 above]
      • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
      • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
      • Other interests: [None]
    6. As an A5 member my travel and accommodation to attend Montreal Protocol, TEAP and MBTOC meetings are funded by UNEP’s Ozone Secretariat. In addition, as co-chair of the TEAP and MBTOC, I receive some funding support from the Ozone Secretariat for administrative tasks related to the work of the TEAP and MBTOC. As a consultant who is self-employed, I conduct other work related to the Panel and MBTOC on a voluntary (unpaid) basis.
    7. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    8. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    9. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the MBTOC.
    10. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed: Marta Pizano
    Date: January 29, 2020

    La Trobe University
    Australia
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Professor Ian Porter, nominated by Australia, residing in Australia, have been nominated by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol as co-chair of MBTOC until 31st December 2021, declare that:
    1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2) I work part time as a Professor at Latrobe University in Victoria, Australia. I have recently led and still lead research programs related to reduction in emissions of nitrous oxide in horticultural industries and projects related to control of soilborne plant pathogens.  I also lead other programs not related to ODS substances, such as understanding the impact of smoke taint from bushfires in the wine industry.
    3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4) My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents, include the following:

    • Proprietary interests: None, related to ODS or their alternatives.
    • Financial interests: None, related to ODS or their alternatives
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: La Trobe University and formerly Director of a Centre for Expertise in Smoke Taint Research within Agriculture Victoria (DEDJTR).
    • Government advice and other policy development: I advise State Governments and the Federal government on strategic research needs in agricultural industries.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: I have received partial funds from the University for research on mitigation of nitrous oxide
    • Other interests: None in ODS substances
    • Neither myself, nor my wife or their children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

    5) My source of funding for travel costs and participation in the work of MBTOC is from partial support from a fund at the Ozone Secretariat.
    6)  Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines and I undertake to ensure that I am completely excluded from discussions and decisions on topics related to the information that I have declined to disclose. 
    7)  I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    Signed
    Dr Ian J. Porter
    31 January, 2020

    Member

    Name
    Affiliation
    Country
    Independent Expert
    Australia
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Dr. Jonathan Banks, residing in Australia, nominated to MBTOC declare as follows:

    1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2. I am currently an independent consultant, and formerly a research scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).  My consultancy work is principally in the area of fumigation and nonchemical processes in pest management and disinfestation in postharvest foodstuffs and other durable commodities, including timber. Recent contracts have included supply of opinions as an expert witness, design studies for methyl bromide and phosphine fumigation systems, consultations on and practical application of methyl bromide recapture systems. Current contracts include from West Australia Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and expert witness work.
    3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
      1. Proprietary interests: I have no proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body. Patents relating to fumigants showing me as a co-inventor have all been fully assigned to my (then) employer, CSIRO.
      2. Financial interests: I have no ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with a direct interest in the subject matter of MBTOC.
      3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: In my capacity as a consultant involved in the theory and practice of fumigation, including methyl bromide treatments, I provide only technical advice, training and direct demonstration of treatments. I am not involved in policy decisions.
      4. Government advice and other policy development:  I provide only technical advice for government and commercial contractors. This advice may be policy-relevant, but I am not involved in policy decisions.
      5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: At this time, I hold no fellowships or grants or other arrangements for work on Ozone–Depleting Substances, including methyl bromide .
      6. Other interests: I have no interests that may run in conflict with TEAP or MBTOC.
    5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is personal, derived from my consultancy activities.
    6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the MBTOC body.
    9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed:
    Henry Jonathan Banks
    Date: 24 January 2020

    Oxylow BV
    Netherlands
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Fred Bergweff, residing in the Netherlands, nominated to MBTOC declare as follows:

    1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2. I am R&D consultant for Oxylow bv
    3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
      1. Proprietary interests: I have no proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
      2. Financial interests: I have no ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with a direct interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
      3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: None
      4. Government advice and other policy development:  None
      5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
      6. Other interests: None
    5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is personal contribution
    6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the MBTOC body.
    9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed:
    Fred Bergweff
    Date: 10 February 2020

    Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II
    Morocco
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Prof. Mohammed Besri, residing in Rabat Morocco and nominated by Morocco, as MBTOC member until 31st December 2022, declare as follows.
    1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2) I am Emeritus Professor at the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine. My responsibilities include teaching and research in Plant Pathology and Integrated Diseases management of air borne, soil borne and post harvest pathogens.
    3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4) My interests and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following:

    1. Proprietary interests: None, related to ODS or their alternatives.
    2. Financial interests: None, related to ODS or their alternatives
    3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: consultancies with UNEP and UNIDO and other international organisations
    4. Government advice and other policy development: None.
    5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None.
    6. Other interests: None. Neither Prof. Mohammed Besri nor his wife or their children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

    5) As an A5 member, my travel and accommodation to attend the MBTOC meetings are funded by UNEP’s Ozone Secretariat. I conduct all work relating to MBTOC on a voluntary (unpaid) basis.
    6)  Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines and I undertake to ensure that I am completely excluded from discussions and decisions on topics related to the information that I have declined to disclose. 
    7)  I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of MBTOC .
    9)   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Mohammed Besri
    Date: January 24, 2020

    Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
    China
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Aocheng Cao, residing in China_, nominated to MBTOC by China declare as follows.
    1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2) I am Researcher on soil-borne diseases and soil disinfestation in the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CCAS).
    3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4) My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following (if answer is yes describe briefly)

    1. Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    2. Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: by the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), a non-profit organization under China Ministry of Agriculture.
    4. Government advice and other policy development: Provide service for government when needed.
    5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: By the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).
    6. Other interests: no.

    5) The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is UNEP.
    6)   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7)   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
    9)   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.
    Signed: Aocheng Cao
    Date:  26 January 2020

    MAFF
    New Zealand
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I  Ken Glassey nominated by and residing in New Zealand, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:
    1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2) I am a Senior Adviser at the Ministry for Primary Industries. My responsibilities include running the New Zealand biosecurity treatments programme.
    3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4) My interests and those of my personal partner and dependents do not include anything pertaining to the use or sale of methyl bromide or any of the alternatives under consideration

    1. Proprietary interests: I have none in any of the substances or technologies to be considered by TEAP, TOC or any subsidiary body.
    2. Financial interests: I have none in the form of bonds or shares in any company with interests in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Neither me nor my partner or dependents have an interest in the subject matter of TEAP or TOC.
    4. Government advice and other policy development: I provide technical advice when required.
    5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [I have none]
    6. Other interests: [none relevant]

    5) The source of funding for my travel to MBTOC meetings is normally MPI or the Stakeholders in Methyl Bromide Reduction group which is a nonprofit organization aimed at reducing emissions of and replacing methyl bromide use.
    6)   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
    7)   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP/TOC/TSB body.
    9)   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.
    Ken Glassey
    Date: 7/2/2020

    Fumigator
    Philippines
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Alfredo T. Gonzalez, Philippines, residing in 37 Twin Hills, New Manila Quezon City, Philippines, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows.

    1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2. I am president of Mega Manila Pest Management Specialists, Inc., we specialize in fumigation of tobacco and other grains and pest management in warehouses, buildings and houses.
    3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4. My interests, and those of my personal partner, include the following
      1. Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
      2. Financial interests: I do not have shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
      3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: President of mega Manila Pest Management Specialists Inc..
    5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is UNEP.
    6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of MBTOC.
    9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Alfredo T. Gonzalez 
    Date: January 25, 2020

    United States Department of Agriculture
    United States of America
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Dr. Rosalind James, residing in the United States and nominated to MBTOC, declare as follows.
    1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2) I am an Associate Area Director for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), an agency in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). My responsibility is to provide leadership and direction for all research programs within the Northeast Area in ARS.  Some of these projects are related to the development of integrated pest management programs for plant pathogens, pests, and weeds affecting agricultural crops, pastures and natural ecosystems. The emphasis of such projects is the development of efficacious, cost-effective, and environmentally sound methods for controlling these pests. Biological and cultural control are the primary strategies, where appropriate, and chemical and mechanical control are integrated as needed.
    3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4) My interests, and those of my spouse and dependents include the following

    1. Proprietary interests: I have no proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    2. Financial interests: I have no ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am employed by ARS, which is an agency of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA has an interest in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, but in my capacity, I only provide expert, technical advice on any matter. I am not involved in policy decisions.
    4. Government advice and other policy development:  As an Associate Area Director for the United States government, I could be asked to provide only technical advice on pest control, including the use of methyl bromide or alternatives, as used for pest, weed, or plant disease control. I am not involved in policy decisions.
    5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: As an Associate Area Director for ARS, I have leadership responsibilities for coordinating ARS research programs in the north-eastern United States. This research may include strategies for methyl bromide alternatives, or for the development of alternatives to other ozone-depleting substances. 
    6. Other interests: I have no interests that may run in conflict with TEAP or MBTOC.

    5) The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
    6)   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7)   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the MBTOC body.
    9)   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.
    Signed:
    Rosalind R. James
    Date: Jan. 29, 2020

    MAFF
    Japan
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Takashi MISUMI, residing in Japan, nominated to MBTOC declare as follows.

    1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2. I am the head and chief researcher of Quarantine Disinfestation Technology Section, Research Division, Yokohama plant protection station of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFF). My responsibilities include development of plant quarantine treatments as phytosanitary measures and technical advices to both bilateral and multilateral consultation related to plant quarantine issues. Methyl bromide (MB) or MB alternative fumigations or techniques may be included in the phytosanitary measures.
    3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following (if answer is yes describe briefly)
      1. Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
      2. Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
      3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am employed by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFF) Government of Japan.
      4. Government advice and other policy development: As one of technical experts, I give technical advice to Japanese delegation for The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) under International Plant Protection Convention. Member counties of IPPC discuss International Standard Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) in CPM, and MB or alternatives to MB may be adopted into ISPM as phytosanitary treatments.
      5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: N/A
      6. Other interests: N/A
    5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is the International Department of MAFF. The Research Division of Yokohama plant protection station is a research institute for plant quarantine and is not under the jurisdiction of the International Department of MAFF.
    6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
    7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the MBTOC/TEAP body.
    9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed: Takashi Misumi
    Date: 24 January 2020

    Plant Protection Central Research Institute Ankara
    Turkey
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    DOI 2020

    Humboldt University
    Germany
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Prof. Dr. Christoph Reichmuth, residing in Berlin, Germany, nominated to MBTOC declare as follows:

    1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2. I am retired director of a research institute comprising research on stored product and material protection, within my ongoing university activities fall lectures and seminars on the subject.
       
    3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
      1. Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
      2. Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
      3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am retired and emeritus.
      4. Government advice and other policy development: the German Government asked me to provide my expertise on fumigation for pest control to UNEP/TEAP/MBTOC.
      5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
      6. Other interests: None relevant
    5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature and Nuclear Safety.
    6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the MBTOC/TEAP body.
    9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed: Christoph Reichmuth
    Date: January 30, 2020

    IRTA – Department of Plant Protection
    Spain
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Dr. Jordi Riudavets Muñoz, residing in Spain, nominated to MBTOC declare as follows.

    1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2. I am researcher of the Sustainable Plant Protection Program at IRTA. My responsibilities include the research, development and transfer of integrated pest management (IPM) programs for stored products, orchards and horticultural crops.
    3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
      1. Proprietary interests: I have no proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
      2. Financial interests: I have no ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
      3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am employed by IRTA which is a research institute of the Catalan Government. IRTA has no interest in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
      4. Government advice and other policy development:  I could be asked to provide only technical advice on pest control, including the use of alternatives to methyl bromide. I am not involved in policy decisions.
      5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: The funding of my research activities are from public and private sources to develop IPM programs. 
      6. Other interests: I have no interests that may run in conflict with TEAP or MBTOC
    5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is the Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica of the Spanish Government.
    6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the MBTOC/TEAP body.
    9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed: Jordi Riudavets
    Date: 31/01/2020

    Japan Fumigation Technology Association
    Japan
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I  Akio Tateya residing in Japan, a Member of  MBTOC declare as follows.
    1)  I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2)  I am technical adviser at Japan Fumigation Technology Association which does not pay to me.  My responsibilities include collection of the information on the use of methyl bromide and consideration on alternatives to methyl bromide for the use of soil disinfestation and of plant quarantine.
    3)  This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4)  My interests do not include followings:

    1. Financial interests:
    2. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:
    3. Government advice and other policy development:
    4. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:
    5. Other interests:

    5)  The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is from my personal contribution.
    6)   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guide lines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7)   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TOC body.
    9)  I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Akio Tateya
    Date:  January 242020 

    National Institute for Agricultural Technology
    Argentina
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Alejandro H. Valeiro, nominated by Argentina; and residing in Argentina, a Member of  MBTOC declare as follows:

    1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2) I am Coordinator of Labintex-EU external lab at National Institute for Agriculture Technology (INTA). My responsibilities include planning, budgeting, managing, and monitoring research activities in agreement with European institutions. 
    3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

    4) My interests DO NOT include the following

    1. Proprietary interests: [X  ]
    2. Financial interests: [X   ]
    3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [ X ]
    4. Government advice and other policy development: [ X ]
    5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [X  ]
    6. Other interests: [ X ]

    5) The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is Montreal Protocol Secretariat.
    6)   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines and I undertake to ensure that I am completely excluded from discussions and decisions on topics related to the information that I have declined to disclose. 
    7)   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of MBTOC.
    9)   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.
      
    Alejandro H. Valeiro
    Signature
    05/02/2020

    University of Stellenbosch
    South Africa
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Nicholas Vink, residing in Stellenbosch, South Africa, nominated to MBTOC by South Africa, declare as follows.
    1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2) I am a Professor in Agricultural Economics at Stellenbosch University. My responsibilities include research, teaching and community outreach.
    3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4) My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following (if answer is yes describe briefly)

    • Proprietary interests: I do not have any proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have) any ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: None related
    • Government advice and other policy development: None related
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None related
    • Other interests: None related

    5) The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is UNEP
    6)   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
    7)   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
    9)   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed:
    Date: 30 January 2020

    United States Department of Agriculture
    United States of America
    Disclosure of Interest Declaration

    I, Dr. Timothy Widmer, residing in the United States, nominated to MBTOC by the U.S. Department of Agriculture declare as follows: 

    1. I have read the Conflict oflnterest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies ("the COi Guidelines") as adopted by the Meeting of the Patties in Decision XXIV/8.
    2. I am a National Program Leader for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), an agency in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). My responsibilities include providing leadership and direction for national and regional research programs, in ARS, that are related to plant health. The emphasis of the research program is the development of effective disease management strategies that are environmentally friendly, safe for consumers, and compatible with sustainable and profitable crop production.
    3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COi Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
    4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following:
      • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
      • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
      • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am employed by ARS, which is an agency of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA has an interest in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, but in my capacity, I only provide expeli, technical advice on any matter. I am not involved in policy decisions.
      • Government advice and other policy development: As a National Program Leader for the United States government, I could be asked to provide only technical advice on pest control, including the use of methyl bromide or alternatives, as used for pest, weed, or plant disease control. I am not involved in policy decisions.
      • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: As a National Program Leader for ARS, I have leadership responsibilities for coordinating ARS research programs on plant health. The program sometimes includes research to develop strategies for methyl bromide alternatives, or for the development of alternatives to other ozone­depleting substances.
      • Other interests: I have no interests that may run in conflict with TEAP or MBTOC.
    5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
    6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COi Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
    7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COi Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
    8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
    9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed:
    Date: January 23, 2020