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Treatment: Official procedure for the killing, inactivation or removal of pests, or for rendering pests infertile or for devitalization (ISPM5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms)

Treatment schedule: The critical parameters of a treatment which need to be met to achieve the intended outcome (i.e. the killing, inactivation or removal of pests, or rendering pests infertile, or devitalization) at a stated efficacy (ISPM5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms)

Fumigation: Treatment with a chemical agent that reaches the commodity wholly or primarily in a gaseous state (ISPM5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms)

Heat treatment: The process in which a commodity is heated until it reaches a minimum temperature for a minimum period of time according to an official technical specification (ISPM5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms)

Irradiation: Treatment with any type of ionizing radiation (ISPM5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms)

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

Unofficial translations are also available: ISPM15 in Korean, ISPM18 in Portuguese and Vietnamese

NOTE: The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) evaluates phytosanitary treatment data submissions from NPPOs and RPPOs and reviews, revises and prepares drafts of phytosanitary treatments, annexes to ISPM 28.

This web page was last reviewed on 2023-02-24. 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.

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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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