Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2013, 16:15
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. Note that specific treatment submission data will be called for at a later date. After the call closes, the Secretariat will compile the list of proposed work programme topics from the submissions received. Submissions from previous calls will not be considered unless resubmitted in 2013. The Standards Committee (SC), will evaluate the list of submissions and will recommend the selected topics to the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) for consideration. IPPC members and Technical Panels (TPs) submit detailed proposals for new topics or for the revision of existing ISPMs to the IPPC Secretariat. Submissions should be accompanied with a draft specification, a literature review and justification that the proposed topic meets the CPM-approved criteria for topics (available in the IPPC Procedure Manual). To indicate a broader need for the proposed topic, submitters are encouraged to gain support from other IPPC members and/or regions. Please access the Call for Topics page clicking here to access the documents for submissions. In the Call for Topics page you will find the following documents to send your submission: 1. 2013 Call for Topics Letter (English, Español, Français) 2. Submission form for IPPC standard setting work programme topics - 2013 (English, Español, Français) (Note: Posted on 2013-05-20) 3. Procedures for identifying topics and priorities for standards (English, Español, Français) 4. List of Topics for IPPC Standards All documents must be submitted by the National IPPC Official Contact Point, preferably in electronic format to , no later than 31 August 2013 (title message: "Call for Topics - 2013").