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Pest risk analysis (agreed interpretation): The process of evaluating biological or other scientific and economic evidence to determine if an organism is a pest, whether it should be regulated, and the strength of any phytosanitary measures to be taken against it. (ISPM 5 Glossary of Phytosanitary terms)

THE LINKS BELOW WILL HELP YOU access international standards on PRA, as well as regional standards, guides, training materials, examples, and other resources to help you understand the reasons for conducting PRA and to assist you in preparing a PRA.


This reference standard is a listing of terms and definitions with specific meaning for phytosanitary systems worldwide. It has been developed to provide a harmonized internationally agreed vocabulary associated with the implementation of the IPPC and ISPMs.

Country information

The country page shows the contact information of the IPPC Official Contact Points of the IPPC Contracting Parties and local contacts of non-Contracting parties and Territories. Under the contact information, it lists the public national reporting obligations which shall be reported by the contracting parties via this Country page. These obligations include reporting of (1)Designation of an Official IPPC Contact Point, (2)Description of the NPPO, (3)Phytosanitary requirements, restrictions & prohibitions, (4)List of entry points, (5)List of regulated pest, (6)Pest report and (7)Emergency action.

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