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Phytosanitary certification: Use of phytosanitary procedures leading to the issue of a phytosanitary certificate (ISPM 5 Glossary of Phytosanitary terms)

phytosanitary certificate: An official paper document or its official electronic equivalent, consistent with the model certificates of the IPPC, attesting that a consignment meets phytosanitary import requirements (ISPM 5 Glossary of Phytosanitary terms)

Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

ISPM 7 and 12 are also available in Korean, Portuguese and Vietnamese (Unofficial translations).

IPPC Guides and training materials
  • e-learning course on Phytosanitary Export Certification System (Available in English)
    This course offers lessons on the activities of the phytosanitary export certification process targeted at the four key roles of export certification - plant and plant products producer, exporter, export inspector and export supervisor.
  • Export Certification (Available in English, French and Russian)
    IPPC Export Certification Guide covers the establishment and operation of a phytosanitary export certification system. Presenting a range of specific situations of importing country requirements, this IPPC publication may be used as a practical guide for managers of the national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) establishing a national phytosanitary export certification system.
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This web page was last updated on 2022-10-27. For further information please contact [email protected].


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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