The IPPC’s Framework for Standards and Implementation

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Several Focus Groups have met over the years (2003, 2007 and 2011) to review and improve the IPPC Standard Setting Process. Reports from these meetings can be found here.

The last Focus Group on this subject met in July 2011 in Paris and proposed a set of recommendations to the seventh session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-7)- 2012. CPM-7 (2012) reviewed the recommendations and the proposed changes to the IPPC Standard Setting Process and agreed to a set of CPM decisions (Appendix 4 to the CPM-7 report) and a revised standard setting process (Appendix 5 to the CPM-7 report). The CPM-7 report is also posted here.

In 2013, a task force (TF) for the Framework for Standards was established and a meeting will be held on 18-20 September 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. The TF used an existing framework for standards. The TF then considered the results from the several IRSS surveys done over the last two years, including the general survey. Results from these IRSS surveys are posted as subpages of the IRSS webpage.

The meeting report is posted below (2013-10-03).

The outcomes from the Ottawa meeting were discussed in the SPG 2014 and in the SC November 2013 meeting. The SC November 2013 established a subgroup of the SC to continue work on the development of the Framework for IPPC standards and a gap analysis.

The SC was urged by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) at CPM-9 (2014) to finalize the Framework for IPPC standards gap analysis and present it to the CPM once finalized. The SC in May 2014 revised the Terms of Reference for the development of the Framework for IPPC standards and a gap analysis and approved them.

A meeting was held in Punta Leone, Costa Rica from 25 to 29 August 2014 where a new Framework for standards and implementation was proposed. This framework and other outcomes from the meeting were presented to the Bureau and SPG meetings in October and to the SC November 2014 meeting.

The meeting report is posted below (2014-09-29).

CPM-11 (2016) adopted the Framework for Standards and Implementation and endorsed the use of the Framework to record the standards and other tools for implementation that support and enable the implementation of the Convention and ISPMs to facilitate harmonization. This Framework includes standards and other tools that have been adopted or developed, are under development or are planned to be developed.

The Framework will be updated yearly and maintained by the Secretariat, with responsibility for review and amendment resting jointly with the SC and CDC (or the CDC replacement) and reviewed by SPG.

Title Files Publication date
2016-04 The Framework for Standards and Implementation En 03 May 2016
2013-09 Report of the Framework for Standards Task Force En 03 Oct 2013
2014-08 Report Framework for Standards and Implementation En 07 Oct 2014

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