Language Review Groups (LRGs)

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The established Language Review Groups (LRGs) are invited to review ISPMs adopted at CPM sessions and to submit comments through their LRG Coordinator to the IPPC Secretariat within 3 months from when they received the adopted ISPMs in their respective language. The reviewed ISPMs will hereafter been submitted for review by the FAO Translation Services and the finalized proposals will be forwarded to CPM for noting.

For detailed information and guidance on the LRG procedure, please see the document “Procedure to correct errors in International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) in language versions other than English after adoption”, posted below as amended at CPM-8 (2013).

Should a member wish to join a LRG, please contact the specific LRG Coordinator (contact details below)or follow any specific procedures as established by the specific LRG.

Chinese LRG

Coordinator: Mr Liu Hui

Ministry of Agriculture

No. 20 Mai Zi Dian Street, 100125 Beijing, China

Phone: +86 10-59194524


TPG focal point for Chinese: Ms Hong NING -

French LRG

Coordinator: Mr Lucien K. Kouamé

Ministère de l’Agriculture, 01 B.P.944 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Phone: +225 20218442 / +225 07903754


TPG focal point for French: Ms Laurence BOUHOT-DELDUC -

Russian LRG

Coordinator: Ms Aleksandra Zhigalina

32, Pogranichnaya str., Bykovo, Ramenskiy district,140150, Moscow region, Russian Federation

Phone: + 7 (499) 707-22-27 (1860)


TPG focal point for Russian: Mr Andrei ORLINSKI -

Spanish LRG

Coordinator: Ms Beatriz Melcho

Comité de Sanidad Vegetal del Cono Sur (COSAVE)

Av. Paseo Colón 315, C1063ACD, Buenos Aires, Argentina


TPG focal point for Spanish: Ms Beatriz MELCHO -

Note: in order to join the Spanish LRG, Spanish speaking new members should contact their respective NPPO. Other interested potential members should contact the LRG's coordinator.

Arabic LRG

Coordinator: Mr Mekki Chouibani

Batiment C INRA. Angle Avenue Ibn Al Ouazzane et Hassan II. 10000. Rabat. Morocco

Phone: +212 673997808/ +212 537 704810


TPG focal point for Arabic: Mrs Shaza Roushdy OMAR-

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Doc # Agenda # Title Files Publication date
French LRG (created in 2010, updated in 2014) Fr 20 Jul 2011
Spanish LRG (created in 2010, updated 2015) Es 20 Aug 2012
Procedure to correct errors in international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) in language versions other than English after adoption (CPM-8) En 26 Mar 2015
Language Review Group Form En 26 Mar 2015
Russian LRG (created 2011, reactivated 2016) En 04 Oct 2016
Chinese LRG (created in 2011, updated 2012) En 21 Sep 2011
Arabic LRG (created in 2015, updated in 2016) En 10 May 2016

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