The Task Force on Topics met virtually on 22 January 2019 to finalize their recommendations to CPM-14 (2019).
The Report of the meeting is now available here.
The TFT recommendations are presented to CPM in document CPM 2019/22.
The IPPC Secretariat is presenting a document on the impact and benefits of the Call for Topics in document CPM 2019/23.
The Task Force on Topics meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 1-3 October 2018.
The Task Force reviewed submissions to the 2018 Call for Topics: Standards and Implementation and prepared recommendations to the Standards Committee and Implementation and Capacity Development Committee.
The Report of the meeting is now available here.
The Call for Topics closed on 31 August 2018.
The IPPC Secretariat received 36 submissions in answer to the call for topics and these are summarized in this document. All submissions received have been posted below (2018-005 to 2018-040).
The submissions will be reviewed by the Task Force on Topics, the Standards Committee and the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee, who will develop a recommendation for inclusion into the IPPC work programme. CPM-14 (2019) will consider the recommendations and decide on the adoption of the submitted topics.
As agreed by the 13th Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), a combined call for topics for Standards and Implementation resources to be included in the IPPC work programme is being made for the first time in 2018. The call is made every two years. The last call for topics (for standards only) occurred in 2015.
The 2018 call for topics: Standards and Implementation starts on 1 May 2018 and ended on 31 August 2018.
Topics being solicited include the following:
Proposals for Phytosanitary Treatments (as annexes to ISPM 28: Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests) are solicited separately in an ongoing call for treatments.
Submission of Topic proposals:
IPPC contracting parties and Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) are invited to submit detailed proposals for new topics or for the revision of existing material to the IPPC Secretariat.
Please note that CPM-13 requested contracting parties and RPPOs to use the Framework for Standards and Implementation as a reference when responding to the call for topics in order to fill gaps identified by the Framework. Please also note that CPM-11 (2016) agreed that any submission in response to a call for topics should clearly define the problem needing resolution in sufficient detail to determine how it fits into the Framework of Standards and Implementation and the cost/benefit of the development of the standard or implementation tool.
Submissions should be accompanied by a draft specification for standards or a draft outline for implementation resources, and also include a literature review and a justification how the proposed topic meets the CPM-13 approved criteria for justification and prioritization of proposed topics.
To indicate a broader need for the proposed topic, submitters are encouraged to gain support from other contracting parties and/or RPPOs and to provide letters of support from them.
Please review the documents below:
Electronic forms should be saved and submitted as:
2018_TOPIC_ [COUNTRY or ORGANIZATION NAME – Proposed title of topic].docx
All documents must be submitted by the IPPC Official Contact Point, by email to the IPPC Secretariat at email@example.com, no later than 31 August 2018 (subject of the message: "Call for Topics - 2018").
Process of the Call for Topics: standard and implementation
After the call closes, the Secretariat will compile the list of proposed work programme topics from the received submissions and post them on the IPP. Submissions from previous calls will not be considered unless resubmitted in 2018. In a process agreed by CPM-13 (see Figure), the Task force on Topics (TFT) will screen the submitted topics against established criteria for justification and prioritization of proposed topics and develop recommendations to the Standards Committee (SC) and Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) for in depth review. After evaluating the entire list of submissions and associated recommendations, the SC and IC will recommend topics for the development of standards and/or implementation resources and suggest an associated position in the Framework for Standards and Implementation. The TFT will discuss SC and IC outcomes, agree with and prepare recommendations and priorities to the recommendations to be presented to the CPM for adoption.
|Doc #||Topic #||Title||Files||Publication date|
|2018-04 Submission form for topics for standards and implementation||En||01 May 2018|
|2018-005||2018-005||2018-005_LK_Glossary term "Harmful organism"||En||31 Aug 2018|
|2018-04 Criteria for justification and prioritization of proposed topics||En Es Fr||01 May 2018|
|Framework for Standards and Implementation||Link|
|2018-006||2018-006||2018-006_CAHFSA_ISPM27 Annex: DP "Mononychellus tanajoa"||En||31 Aug 2018|
|List of Topics for IPPC Standards||Link|
|2018-007||2018-007||2018-007_AU_Implementation of official control (ISPM 5, Supplement 1) and pest free areas (ISPM 4)||En||31 Aug 2018|
|The process of the Call for topics: standards and implementation||En||01 May 2018|
|Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the Task Force on Topics||En||01 May 2018|
|2018-008||2018-008||2018-008_AU_Development and implementation of regulations and legislation to manage phytosanitary risks on regulated articles for NPPOs||En||31 Aug 2018|
|2018-009||2018-009||2018-009_NAPPO_ISPM 38- International movement of seeds: Annex 1 - Design and use of systems approaches for phytosanitary certification of seeds||En||31 Aug 2018|
|2018-009A||2018-009||2018-009A_letters of support for NAPPO proposal||En ASTA Australia CAHFSA Chile CSTA ISF OIRSA SAA USA||31 Aug 2018|
|2018-010||2018-010||2018-010_US_Glossary term revision "incidence"||En||31 Aug 2018|
|2018-011||2018-011||2018-011_US_Criteria for the determination of host status for fruit flies based on available information (Annex to ISPM 37).||En||31 Aug 2018|
|2018-012||2018-012||2018-012_US_ISPM 15 implementation guidelines for non-compliance||En||31 Aug 2018|
|2018-021||2018-021||2018-021_CN_Requirement for phytosanitary certificate on cross-border online-shopping plants, plant products and other regulated articles||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-022||2018-022||2018-022_KR_Risk based inspection of imported consignments||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-022A||2018-022||2018-022_NAPPO letter of support for KR proposal||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-025||2018-025||2018-025_CAHFSA_ISPM 27 Annex: DP "Citrus leprosis virus"||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-026||2018-026||2018-026_PPPO_Safe Import of Food and Other Aid||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-027||2018-027||2018-027_NZ_Managing non-compliant treated consignments||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-028||2018-028||2018-028_NZ_ Developing Phytosanitary Security Procedures||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-029||2018-029||2018-029_JP_Guidelines for field inspection||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-033||2018-033||2018-033_JP_Symposium on implementation of the Convention and ISPMs||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-034||2018-034||2018-034_JP_Advocacy materials on ePhyto||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-035||2018-035||2018-035_JP_Revision of ISPM26 : Establishment of Pest Free Areas for Fruit Flies (Tephritidae)||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-036||2018-036||2018-036_EPPO_Guidance on assessing the risk of introduction of pests with seeds||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-037||2018-037||2018-037_EPPO_Guidelines for surveillance of Xylella fastidiosa||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-038||2018-038||2018-038_EPPO_Guidelines for inspection of consignments for Xylella fastidiosa at points of entry||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-030||2018-030||2018-030_JP_ISPM 27 Annex: DP Psyllid vectors of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-031||2018-031||2018-031_JP_ISPM 27 Annex: DP Pospiviroid species (except Potato spindle tuber viroid(DP 7))||En||03 Sep 2018|
|2018-032||2018-032||2018-032_JP_ISPM 27 Annex: DP Acidovorax avenae subsp. Citrulli||En||03 Sep 2018|
|TFT membership list||En||05 Sep 2018|
|2018-013||2018-013||2018-013_CN_Guidelines for designing of plant quarantine laboratories||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-014||2018-014||2018-014_CN_Guidelines for Phytosanitary of International Mail Items||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-015||2018-015||2018-015_CN_ISPM 27 Annex: DP "Cronartium comandrae Peck"||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-016||2018-016||2018-016_CN_ISPM 27 Annex: DP "Cernuella virgata (Da Costa，1778)"||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-017||2018-017||2018-017_CN_Guidelines for the management of plants and plant products carried by entry passengers||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-018||2018-018||2018-018_CN_ISPM 27 Annex: DP Hylotrupes bajulus||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-019||2018-019||2018-019_CN_ISPM 27 Annex: DP Meloidogyne mali||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-020||2018-020||2018-020_CN_ISPM 27 Annex: DP Pathogenic fungus of Bull’s-eye rot on apple（Neofabraea spp.）||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-023||2018-023||2018-023_LY_Smart phone application to monitor Xylella fastidiosa for all relevant stakeholders and a mapping system to follow up on its global distribution||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-024||2018-024||2018-024_LY_Pest free olive plants (Olea europaea ) for international trade||En||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-039||2018-039||2018-039_IN_Revision of ISPM 39||2018-039 Draft Specification 2018-039 Submission form||04 Sep 2018|
|2018-040||2018-040||2018-040_CA_IPPC Guide on the development and implementation of programmes for the authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions||En||06 Sep 2018|
|List of topic submissions 2018||En||06 Oct 2018|
|October 2018 Task Force on Topics Meeting report||Link||06 Nov 2018|
|January 2019 Task Force on Topics Virtual Meeting report||Link||19 Feb 2019|