Current consultations for draft ISPMs

This is the master page for Draft ISPMs. It includes four subpages:

First consultation on draft ISPMs: Following the revision of the standard setting procedure agreed to by IPPC contracting parties at CPM-11 (2016), the first consultation lasts 90 days and takes place from 1 July to 30 September. Once the Standards Committee (SC) approves the draft ISPM for the first consultation, the IPPC Secretariat makes it publicly available and solicits comments through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS, https://ocs-new.ippc.int/) from contracting parties, RPPOs, national plant protection services of non-CPs, relevant international organizations and other entities as decided by the SC.

In 2018, the first consultation starts 02 July (as the 01 July falls on a Sunday) on the following draft ISPMs:

Draft ISPMs (English, French & Spanish)

(1) 1994-001 Draft 2018 Amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms

(2) 2009-005 Draft Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area

(3) 2014-002 Draft ISPM: Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions

(4) 2014-006 Draft ISPM:Requirements for the use of modified atmosphere treatments as phytosanitary measures

Second and subsequent consultation on draft ISPMs: Following the revision of the standard setting procedure agreed to by IPPC contracting parties at CPM-11 (2016), the second consultation lasts 90 days and takes place from 1 July to 30 September. Taking into account the comments received during the first consultation, the Standards Committee (SC) or the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) revise the draft ISPM. Once the Standard Committee (SC) or SC-7 approves the draft ISPM for the second (or third) consultation, the IPPC Secretariat solicits comments through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) from contracting parties, RPPOs, relevant international organizations, national plant protection services of non-CPs, and other entities as decided by the SC.

In 2018, the second consultation also starts 02 July (as the 01 July falls on a Sunday) on the following draft ISPMs:

  1. 1994-001 Draft 2017 amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms

  2. 2014-004 Draft ISPM Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure


The Secretariat will post all compiled comments from the consultations below after the close of the commenting period.

The IPPC Secretariat invites IPPC Official contact points to review the compiled comments and contact the Secretariat if their comments have not been recorded correctly.

The steward(s) or relevant technical panel reviews the comments, prepares responses to the comments and revises the draft ISPM and submits them to the Secretariat. These are posted for the SC.

The SC reviews the comments submitted from the first consultation, the Steward(s)' responses to the comments and the revised ISPM. The SC decides whether to recommend the draft ISPM to the CPM, or to put it on hold, return it to the Steward(s) or to an expert drafting group, or submit it for another round of consultation.


For more information on the OCS, please visit the OCS page on the IPP. Please contact the IPPC Secretariat at IPPC-OCS@fao.org for assistance using the OCS. In order to get your OCS license, please contact: IPPC-OCS@fao.org.

DPs are presented for consultation in English only. The mechanism to translate diagnostic protocols into languages before first consultation can be found here.

Please note that a document containing the history of previous consultations on draft ISPMs is available as well, previous versions of draft ISPMs going through consultations and their background documents are available in the previous consultations for ISPMs page.

This web page was last reviewed on 2018-07-02. For queries or comments regarding the contents on this page, please contact Aoife.Cassin@fao.org

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Topic # العنوان Files Publication date
1994-001 2018 First Consultation: Draft 2018 Amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms En Es Fr 02 يوليو 2018
2009-005 2018 First Consultation: Draft Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area En Es Fr 02 يوليو 2018
2014-002 2018 First Consultation: Draft ISPM: Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions En Es Fr 02 يوليو 2018
2014-006 2018 First Consultation: Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of modified atmosphere treatments as phytosanitary measures En Es Fr 02 يوليو 2018
1994-001 2018 Second Consultation: Draft 2017 amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms En 02 يوليو 2018
2014-004 2018 Second Consultation: Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure En 02 يوليو 2018
2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft ISPM Authorization of Entities (2014-002) En 05 يوليو 2018
2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft ISPM Revision of ISPM 8 (2009-005) En 05 يوليو 2018
2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft ISPM Modified Atomospheres (2014-006) En 05 يوليو 2018
2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft 2018 Amendments to ISPM 5 (1994-001) En 05 يوليو 2018
2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft 2017 Amendments to ISPM 5 (1994-001) En 05 يوليو 2018
2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft ISPM Fumigation (2014-004) En 05 يوليو 2018

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