The ISPM 32 Categorization of commodities according to their pest risk provides criteria for national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) of importing countries to categorize commodities according to their pest risk when considering import requirements.
This categorization helps in identifying whether further pest risk analysis is required, and if phytosanitary certification is needed. The first stage of categorization is based on whether the commodity has been processed and, if so, the method and degree of processing to which the commodity has been subjected before export. The second stage of categorization of commodities is based on their intended use after import. Contaminating pests or storage pests that may become associated with the commodity after processing are not considered by the standard.
In practice ISPM 32 is one of the most important tools intended to facilitate safe trade. Nevertheless, its lack of implementation has been reported repeatedly in the phytosanitary community.
The Pre-CPM - 11 training session objectives are to:
Participants are kindly requested to read carefully the following documents before coming to the pre CPM -11 training session:
The programme and handouts for participants in the all FAO languages are available in the below section.
|Doc #||Agenda #||Title||Files||Publication date|
|Handout for participants||En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh||25 Mar 2016|
|Pre-CPM 11 training session programme||En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh||25 Mar 2016|
|Profile of the speaker for the Pre-CPM11 training session||En||31 Mar 2016|
|Presentation on categorization of commodities according to their pest risk – COSAVE experience||En||31 Mar 2016|