Standard setting



The development and adoption of standards, recommendations, diagnostic protocols and phytosanitary treatments is currently the major role of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures and the IPPC Secretariat. FAO provides a neutral forum for members to negotiate such international instruments as the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). IPPC standards are recognized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) as international benchmarks for trade in plant commodities.

The WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) recognizes standards developed under the auspices of the IPPC as the only international standards for plant health. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are adopted by the Commission and come into force once countries establish aligned requirements within their national legislation. The standards of the IPPC are recognized as the basis for phytosanitary measures applied in trade by the Members of the WTO.

The standard setting work of the IPPC is led by the Commission’s Standards Committee. The Standards Committee (SC) is supported by various technical panels, expert working groups, and the IPPC Secretariat.

The Standard Setting Unit is committed to efficiently facilitate the development of harmonized international standards through a transparent and inclusive process meeting the needs of contracting parties.

IPPC Standards
Standards Committee
Expert Drafting Groups
Adopted Standards Approved Specifications Standards Committee Technical Panels: Former Technical Panels: EWGs

Standard Setting Process

List of topics
Drafting standards
Consultation and review
Adopting and publication

العنوان Files Publication date
IPPC Phytosanitary Treatments search tool
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24 إبريل 2018
2020 work plan for the IPPC Secretariat: Standard Setting Unit En 06 ديسمبر 2019
TPPT Treatment Research Guidelines
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20 ديسمبر 2018
CPM Recommendations and Procedures
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15 مايو 2018
Current Consultations for CPM Recommendations
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15 مايو 2018
ال ن بات ات ل وق اي ة ال دول ية الات فاق ية معاي ير و ضع إجراءات
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25 أكتوبر 2016
المعايير الدولية لتدابير الصحة النباتية En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh
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26 يناير 2021
Brochure: An introduction for authors of IPPC Diagnostic Protocols
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07 ديسمبر 2016
Factsheet: An introduction to the standard setting process
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07 ديسمبر 2016
IPPC Style Guide (2019-04) En 31 مايو 2019
Presentation: the IPPC Standard Setting Process (Updated after CPM-11 (2016)) En 04 مايو 2016
Language review group process
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TPDP instructions to authors
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Procedure Manual for Standard Setting
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11 يناير 2021
TP Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure
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SC Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure
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Standard Setting Unit at a Glance (2016)
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17 مارس 2017
Standard Setting Unit staff (as of 2021-02-10) En 10 فبراير 2021
Introduction to international phytosanitary terminology
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23 مارس 2017
Factsheet: The draft ISPM on the International movement of grain
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06 أكتوبر 2017
Factsheet: Phytosanitary electronic certification
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06 أكتوبر 2017
New sitemap for the SSU pages En
2021 tentative work plan for the IPPC Secretariat: Standard Setting Unit En 15 مارس 2021

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