The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM)

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The IPPC is governed by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), which was established under Article XII of the New Revised Text of the IPPC, approved in 1997, and serves as the Convention's governing body. The CPM meets during March or April each year at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, to promote cooperation to help implement the objectives of the IPPC. In particular, the Commission:

  • reviews the state of plant protection around the world
  • identifies action to control the spread of pests into new areas - develops and adopts international standards - establishes rules and procedures for resolving disputes
  • adopts guidelines for the recognition of regional plant protection organizations; and
  • cooperates with international organizations on matters covered by the Convention The members of the Commission are the contracting parties to the Convention and are responsible for implementing the work programme of standards development, information exchange and capacity building.

Commission meetings are attended by contracting parties and by observers from organizations such as the Regional Plant Protection Organizations, the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee, the Standards and Trade Development Facility, and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Meetings also host a scientific session for discussion of important issues. Past sessions have covered topics such as pest movements through food aid shipments and the potential impact of climate change on the spread of invasive alien species.

2016-07-19 The CPM-11 report has been posted in 6 languages - Kindly note that the Diagnostic Protocols 10/11/12 (in the Appendix 19 of the CPM-11 report) are only attached to the English version of the report as they are available at the moment only in English

Title Files Publication date
CPM - 02 Final Report (2007) En Es Fr Zh 01 Mar 2007
CPM - 11 Final Report (2016) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 19 Jul 2016
CPM - 04 Final Report (2009) En Es Fr Ar Zh 01 May 2009
CPM - 10 Final Report (2015) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 21 Sep 2015
CPM - 05 Final Report (2010) En Es Fr Ar 08 Sep 2010
CPM - 06 Final Report (2011) En Fr Ru Ar 22 Jul 2011
CPM - 07 Final Report (2012) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 22 Oct 2012
CPM - 09 Final Report (2014) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 23 Sep 2014
CPM - 08 Final Report (2013) Ar_rev_01 En_rev_01 Es_rev_01 Fr_rev_01 Ru_rev_01 Zh_rev_01 04 Mar 2014
CPM - 03 Final Report (2008) En Es Fr Ar Zh 10 Jun 2008
CPM - 01 Final Report (2006) En Es Fr Ar Zh 01 Apr 2006

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