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.

All the previous CPM and ICPM Reports are available here.

The CPM-12 meeting will convene in Songdo Convention Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea from 5 to 11 April 2017. Further details regarding the local logistics and schedule can be found in the local information paper posted on this page.

Kindly note the following deadlines for the meeting:

15 February 2017: Requests for travel assistance – kindly refer to the Support letter and to the DG’s letter posted on this page

24 February 2017: Nominations (Bureau, SC and SBDS)

15 March 2017 12:00 (GMT+1): Objections to ISPMs

17 March 2017:
  • Registration for the meeting
  • Written comments on any agenda item
  • Credentials
  • Proposals for new CPM Recommendations (Agenda item 8.7)
  • Written reports from relevant organizations (Agenda item 14)
  • Submissions of Successes and Challenges (Agenda item 17)


Deadline: 17 March 2017
Contracting Parties attending CPM-12 are reminded that by 17 March 2017 originals of credentials of the representative(s) including the names of alternate representatives and advisers should be submitted to:
Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG), room B767b
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
Doc # Agenda # Title Files Publication date
CPM 2017/INF/01 03 Local information paper - English only - updated on 2017-02-20 En 20 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/03_01 09.2 Draft ISPM: International movement of seeds (2009-003) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_02 09.2 Draft ISPM: International movement of used vehicles, machinery and equipment (2006-004) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 23 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_03 09.2 Draft Annex Arrangements for the verification of compliance of consignments by the importing country in the exporting country (2005-003) to ISPM 20 En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_04 09.2 Draft ISPM: International movement of wood (2006-029) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_05 09.2 Draft ISPM: International movement of growing media in association with plants for planting (2005-004) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_06 09.2 Draft PT: Heat treatment of wood using dielectric heating (2007-114) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_07 09.2 Draft PT: Sulphuryl fluoride fumigation treatment for insects in debarked wood (2007-101A) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_08 09.2 Draft PT: Sulphuryl fluoride fumigation treatment for nematodes and insects in debarked wood (2007-101B) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_09 09.2 Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Citrus sinensis (2007-206A) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_10 09.2 Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Citrus reticulata × C. sinensis (2007-206B) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_11 09.2 Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Citrus limon (2007-206C) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_12 09.2 Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Citrus paradisi (2007-210) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_13 09.2 Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Citrus reticulata (2007-212) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_14 09.2 Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Citrus clementina (2010-102) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_15 09.2 Draft PT: Vapour heat treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Mangifera indica (2010-106) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 16 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/03_16 09.2 Draft PT: Vapour heat treatment for Bactrocera tryoni on Mangifera indica (2010-107) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/04 10.4 Report on National Reporting Obligations (NRO) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 08 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/02/Rev_01 03 Detailed agenda En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 08 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/03 09.2 Adoption of ISPMs En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 09 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/05 10.2 Implementation pilot surveillance En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 10 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/06 10.1 Report on activities for IFU En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 10 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/07 10.3 Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/08 08.10 Proposal for a new implementation oversight body - Outcomes of the focus group and SPG and Bureau consideration En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 20 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/09 12.1 Report on the IPPC Regional Workshops for 2016 En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/10 18 Special topics session: e-Commerce En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/11 08.8 Adjustments to the TC-RPPO rules of procedure - Roles and functions of Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOS) in their relationship with The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 20 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/12 11.1 Main activities on communication and advocacy of the IPPC secretariat for 2016 En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/INF/02 12.1 Report of the 28th Technical Consultation (TC) among Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) - English only En 23 Jan 2017
Letter 0.0 Example of credentials letter En Es Fr Ar 31 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/13 19.2; 19.3 SC members and potential replacement members - SBDS members and potential replacement members En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/14 19.1 CPM Bureau members and potential replacement members En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/15/Rev_01 08.7 Ink amendments for CPM Recommendations En 27 Feb 2017
Letter 0.0 Director General's invitation to the IPPC Contracting Parties En Es Fr Ru Ar 31 Jan 2017
CPM 2017/16 17 Successes and challenges of implementation of the convention En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/17 09.3 Topics for IPPC Standards - New topics and adjustments to the List of topics for IPPC standards En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/18 16 Conceptual challenges in standards development in terms of implementation - Discussion paper on the use of a certificate of compliance En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
Letter 0.0 Director General's invitation to the observers En Fr Ru 01 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/19 09.2 Adoption of ISPMs - Reorganization, harmonization and minor technical updates of the fruit fly ISPMs En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 21 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/20 09.2 Adoption of ISPMs - Ink amendments to adopted ISPMs En Fr Ar Zh 27 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/21 09.4 Noting translation adjustment to ISPMs adopted at CPM-11 (2016) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 20 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/23 09.5 Adjustments to the Language Review Group Process En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 20 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/INF/03 20 Any Other Business - Due dates for the CPM-12 - English only En 01 Feb 2017
Letter 0.0 Support Letter to Contracting Parties En Es Fr 03 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/22/Rev_01 09.1 Report of the activities of the Standards Committee En Es Ar 24 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/24 08.2 Strategic Framework for 2020-2030 En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 24 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/25 15.3 Resource mobilization of the IPPC Secretariat for 2016 En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 22 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/28 10.5 Status of ISPM 15 Symbol Registration En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 21 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/29 11.2 Work plan on Communication and Advocacy of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017 - Summary of communication and advocacy activities planned by the IPPC En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/30 14 International Cooperation - IPPC Secretariat cooperation with relevant organizations En Fr 24 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/INF/04 20 Any other business - Exhibition Prospectus - English only En 13 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/31 13 International Year of Plant Health in 2020 (IYPH 2020) - Report on the activities relating to the International Year of Plant Health in 2020 En 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/32 10.6 Report on ePhyto - ePhyto Update En 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/33 07 Report from the IPPC Secretariat - Report for 2016 En 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/34 08.6 Sea containers - Complementary Action Plan En 17 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/35 08.4 Emerging Issues En Fr Ru Ar Zh 27 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/INF/05 08.6 Sea containers - Complementary Action Plan - Joint Industry Container - English only En 24 Feb 2017
CPM 2017/26 08.3 Sustainable funding - Sustainable funding mechanisms for the IPPC Secretariat Work Programme En 27 Feb 2017

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