Approved specifications for adopted ISPMs

Approved specifications for adopted ISPMs are posted below.

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Title Files Publication date
Specification 02 - Revision of ISPM 1 (Principles of plant quarantine as related to international trade) En 01 May 2003
Specification 03 - Revision of ISPM 2 (Guidelines for pest risk analysis) En 01 Apr 2004
Specification 04 - Revision of ISPM 3 (Code of conduct for the import and release of exotic biological control agents) En 01 May 2003
Specification 05 - Risk analysis for environmental hazards of plant pests En 01 May 2001
Specification 06 - Pest risk analysis for regulated non-quarantine pests En 01 May 2001
Specification 07 - Irradiation as a treatment for phytosanitary purposes En 01 May 2001
Specification 09 - Pest risk analysis for regulated non-quarantine pests En 01 May 2002
Specification 10 - Pest risk analysis for living modified organisms En 01 Mar 2002
Specification 11 - Guidelines for equivalence En 01 May 2003
Specification 12 - Low pest prevalence En 01 Apr 2003
Specification 14 - Guidelines for formatting specific diagnostic protocols for regulated pests En 01 May 2003
Specification 13 - Phytosanitary measures for consignments in transit En 01 Nov 2003
Specification 16 - Alternatives to methyl bromide En 01 May 2004
Specification 18 - Classification of commodities by phytosanitary risk related to level of processing and intended use En 01 May 2004
Specification 20 - Guidelines on sampling of consignments En 01 May 2004
Specification 21 - Guidelines for regulating potato micropropagation material and minitubers in international trade En 01 May 2004
Specification 28 - Areas of low pest prevalence for fruit flies En 01 Nov 2004
Specification 17 - Debarking and bark freedom En 29 Apr 2005
Specification 22 - Research protocols for phytosanitary measures (treatments) En 01 Nov 2004
Specification 27 - Pest free areas for fruit flies En 01 Nov 2004
Specification 24 - Post-entry quarantine facilities En 01 Nov 2004
Specification 30 - Guidelines for the recognition of pest free areas and areas of low pest prevalence En 11 May 2005
Specification 35 - Trapping procedures for fruit flies of the family Tephritidae En 01 May 2006
Specification 38 - Revision of ISPMs 7 and 12 En 01 Dec 2006
Specification 40 - Irradiation phytosanitary treatments for annex 1 (Specific approved treatments) of ISPM 18 En 01 Dec 2006
Specification 29 - The use of integrated measures in a systems approach for pest risk management of fruit flies En 07 Jan 2013
Specification 33 - Supplement to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms): Guidelines for the interpretation and application of the phrase not widely distributed in relation to quarantine pests En 07 Jan 2013
Specification 34 - Pest risk management for plants for planting in international trade En 07 Jan 2013
Specification 44 - Pest risk analysis for plants as quarantine pests En Es Fr 12 Jul 2013
Specification 32 - Review of ISPMs En Es Fr 12 Jul 2013
Specification 53 - Establishment and maintenance of fruit fly quarantine areas within a pest free area in the event of outbreak detection En Es Fr 21 Aug 2014

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