Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat

Framework for Standards Task Force - Call for discussion papers submissions

Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 17:16 None

In 2013, a task force (TF) for the Framework for Standards was established and a meeting will be held on 18-20 September 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. The TF will use an existing framework for standards and consider the results from the several IRSS surveys done over the last two years, including the general survey. Also, the TF will consider discussion papers on this theme. The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting discussion paper submissions for the upcoming meeting on the Framework for Standards Task Force. Submissions of discussion papers should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail ( no ...

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Call for Authors on Diagnostic Protocols

Posted on Tue, 06 Aug 2013, 12:04 None

IPPC call for authors on Diagnostic Protocols is open. Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for authors of four IPPC diagnostic protocols (DP) as outlined below: - Liberibacter spp. / Liberobacter spp. on Citrus spp. - Liberibacter solanacearum - Conotrachelus nenuphar - Anguina spp. Nominations are due 27 September 2013. Authors will work in liaison with the member of the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) in charge of this protocols to develop two draft protocols as annexes to ISPM 27:2006 (Diagnostic Protocols for Regulated Pests). Curriculum Vitae (CV) of experts nominated as authors should outline ...

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Call for Expert Consultation on Cold Treatments

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2013, 16:43 None

Please note: This call for experts is closed. The ECCT meeting held from 02-06 December 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Use the following link: for more information. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for qualified experts and scientists to participate in the Expert Consultation on Cold Treatments (due to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2013) to identify collect and evaluate information on existing cold treatments that are needed for regulated pests and regulated articles and that may be implemented at a global level. Selected experts are ...

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Call for topics 2013

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2013, 16:15 None

The 2013 call for topics starts on 20 May and ends on 31 August. The IPPC Secretariat makes a call for topics every two years. Note that because the 2011 call for topics was cancelled, the last call occurred in 2009. For the 2013 Call for Topics, topics being solicited include the following: - new topics for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) - new components to existing ISPMs, such as supplements, annexes or appendices - revisions or amendments to adopted ISPMs, supplements, annexes, appendices or glossary terms - pests for which a new diagnostic protocol should be developed - new topics for phytosanitary treatments ...

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Call for Topics for the Strategic Planning Group (SPG, October 2013) and CPM9 (April 2014)

Posted on Tue, 28 May 2013, 18:00 None

The International Plant Protection Secretariat requests contracting parties to propose topics (new topics or current topics requiring additional emphasis or review) for the upcoming Strategic Planning Group (SPG) by no later than Friday, June 7, 2013. A final decision on the topics to be addressed will be made by the CPM Bureau by September 9, 2013. For the purposes of this call, the suggestions do not have to be detailed, but the suggestions should have a sentence stating the topic with an additional 2-3 lines of explanation. Following the Bureau’s discussion in June and additional input from the TC-RPPO ...

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Call for participation in the Phytosanitary Capacity Development Roster of Consultants

Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 18:19 None

Plant protection and phytosanitary measures experts are invited to apply to be listed in the Phytosanitary Capacity Development Roster of Consultants.

The Phytosanitary Resources page was developed to consolidate a range of resources related to phytosanitary issues. Current offerings include over 200 technical resources (trainings, diagnostic protocols, etc). A web-based database of service providers on phytosanitary issues on web page will offer information on self-nominated experts with competencies in developing phytosanitary capacity. This roster is intended to help national plant protection organizations, organizations/institutions and other stakeholders find the expertise they need to successfully implement phytosanitary capacity ...

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Call to organize side events at CPM-8.

Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 18:00 None

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Contracting parties, governments, United Nations agencies, inter-governmental, nongovernmental, regional and international organizations are invited to organize a side event during the 8th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) to be held in Rome, Italy from 8 to 12 April 2013.

These events and any information presented should have direct relevance to the purpose and activities of the IPPC. (

Please also bear in mind the following:

Organizers who are not part of an official delegation (e.g. those from non-governmental agencies) will be able to observe the plenary session ...

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Country information on implementation of ISPM No. 15

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Details on the implementation of ISPM No. 15 and the use of the wood packaging mark in individual countries will be added under NPPO News (see the link on the left side of this page) when provided to the IPPC Secretariat by countries. At the moment, NPPO News contains data for: - the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Canada

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2006 Pest Free Area Survey Deadline Extended

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

The IPPC Secretariat is collecting background information on the implementation of Pest Free Areas (PFAs) in countries as requested by CPM 1. This survey has been sent to national IPPC contact points and they have been requested to complete this survey on-line. The link below provides copies of the letters sent to the IPPC contact points, and a paper version of the survey to faciltate data collection before the survey is completed on-line.

The new deadline for submission is 30 November 2006 (the deadline has been extended).

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Update: Call for nominations of experts

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

The IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for nominations of experts to take part in drafting international standards and diagnostic protocols.

Documents are now posted in English, French and Spanish. To access more information and documents for the call, click on the link "Call for nominations 2007" below.

Deadline for submission of nominations is 15 September 2007.

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Draft specifications for consultation available

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Four draft specifications for ISPMs were approved by the Standards Committee in November 2007 for member consultation. Specifications outline the content and scope a future International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) and provide the expert drafting group with directions on what to consider while drafting the ISPM.

To access the specifications and other related documents, click here: Draft specificatons for consultation

If you have problems downloading the files, they can be obtained from the IPPC Secretariat upon request by e-mail to:

The consultation period of 60 days ends 18 February 2008

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Call for topics for the standard setting work programme

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

A call for topics for the standard setting work programme is being made. Topics for new or revised ISPMs may be submitted, as well as topics for diagnostic protocols and phytosanitary treatment areas. Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2007.

To access documents for the call click on "Call for topics 2007" below.

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Update: Draft ISPMs for member consultation available (regular process)

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Draft ISPMs for member consultation through the regular standard setting process are now available in English, French and Spanish.

To access the draft ISPMs, click on the link "Draft ISPMs 2007" below.

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Draft diagnostic protocol for member consultation available (fast-track process)

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

The draft diagnostic protocol for Thrips palmi is now available for member consultation through the fast-track standard setting process.

To access the draft, click on the link "Thrips palmi fast-track" below.

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