Copublishing Agreements

Any country that wishes to translate the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, after adoption by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures, into their local language, is encouraged to do so under a copublishing agreement with FAO.

Translations of the IPPC standards under copublishing agreements are a means to reach out to as many stakeholders as possible, and the advantages of a such an agreement are numerous: recognition of the work by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures, guidance and assistance from the IPPC Secretariat when possible, information on the adoption of new standards, and access to the Online Phytosanitary Glossary (ISPM 5). For the IPPC Secretariat, the advances include consistency among languages through sharing of information.

To raise the agreement, we need to receive contact details of the institution and person signing (full name, title, address, email and phone number). We will then send a draft agreement to be reviewed by the potential copublisher. Once agreement is reached, we will send the final document for signature and return it signed as well. The copublisher will hereafter be informed when standards are adopted, and receive them in MS Word format (they are normally published only in PDF).

The unofficial translations of the standards are available under the individual standard on the Adopted Standards page:

The following countries currently have copublishing agreements with FAO:

  • Brazil (2009)
  • Japan (2009)
  • Korea (2010)
  • Viet Nam (2012)
  • Germany (2013)
  • Thailand (2014)
  • Turkey (2014)

This web page was last updated on 2015-01-07 by Eva Moller. For queries or comments regarding the contents of this page, please contact her at