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 Thirteenth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-13) will be held in Rome, Italy, FAO HQ from 16 to 20 April 2018.

More information will follow soon on this page.

Doc # Agenda # Title Files Publication date
CPM 2018/01 03 Provisional Agenda En Es Fr Ru Ar 14 Dec 2017
The Director-General Invitation to the IPPC Contracting Parties En Es Fr Ru Ar 14 Dec 2017
Example of Credentials En Es Fr Ar 14 Dec 2017
Support Letter for the IPPC Contracting Parties En Es Fr 14 Dec 2017
CPM 2018/02 03 Detailed Agenda En 15 Jan 2018
CPM 2018/04 08.6 CPM recommendations En 16 Jan 2018
CPM 2018/05 18.2 SC members and potential replacements members En 16 Jan 2018
CPM 2018/06 18.1 CPM Bureau members and potential replacements members En 16 Jan 2018
CPM 2018/07 08.5 ToRs of the Finance Committee - Revision of the Terms of Reference for the Financial Committee to include an Observer Clause En 16 Jan 2018
CPM 2018/10 10.3 Proposed amendments to the Standards Committee Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure En 16 Jan 2018

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