Calls for treatments

Phytosanitary Treatments (PTs) are submitted by NPPOs or RPPOs for evaluation as an international standard either in response to a call for submissions by the IPPC Secretariat or on an ad-hoc basis. The IPPC Secretariat sends a call to IPPC members for priorities for PTs for international standards as required.

The Prioritization criteria for proposed phytosanitary treatments is used by NPPOs or RPPOs to submit requests for priority treatments. The request forms are collated by the Secretariat and sent to the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) for review. The requests are analysed by the TPPT and used to recommend the priority areas for development of phytosanitary treatments as ISPMs. The recommendations are made taking into account the criteria for prioritization of phytosanitary treatments. In the absence of clear guidance, the TPPT will determine priority areas. Within a treatment area or type (such as treatments for fruit flies, or hot water treatments), the TPPT may also decide priorities for production of ISPMs (based on a list of possible treatments). The TPPT will also take into account recommendations by other Commission bodies.

The TPPT works under the guidance of, and reports to, the Standards Committee (SC), as mandated by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). Further information about the TPPT work, please access the panel's web page by clicking here.

Call for treatment submissions

Once the priority treatment areas/types (and, if appropriate the specific treatments within these areas/types) have been identified by the TPPT and approved by the SC, the Secretariat issues a call for submissions of data for these treatments (e.g. fruit flies, irradiation, soil and growing media, wood packaging material treatments). Guidance on the information to be contained in these submissions is provided in ISPM 28. Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests.

More information about treatment submissions can be found in the IPPC Procedure Manual for standard setting. You can download a copy of the 2016-2017 IPPC Procedure Manual - Standard Setting by clicking here.

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2017 Call for phytosanitary treatments

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for:

1. Phytosanitary treatments to be adopted as international standards, as annexes to ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests).

2. Phytosanitary treatments used in international trade, to be posted on the Phytosanitary Resources page.

The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) will review the submissions. As the TPPT meets in English, it is preferable to make the submissions in English.

You may make a submission at any time, but if you wish your submission to be considered by the TPPT in their next meeting in 2017, please send it before the 5 June 2017.

Submissions will be accepted from Contracting Parties or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs). Submissions should be sent through the respective IPPC Official Contact Point.

1. Instructions for submissions for treatments to be adopted as international standards:

Data in these submissions will be reviewed rigorously, and will result in a clearly stated level of efficacy. These treatments will be reviewed through the IPPC Standard Setting Procedure.

Please completely fill out the Submission Form for Phytosanitary Treatments and submit it along with all supporting documentation to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail (ippc@fao.org). The name of the submitting country or RPPO and the words “Call for Phytosanitary Treatments” should be placed in the subject line of the email message.

The submission should include all of the information required and outlined in ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests), keeping in mind the Criteria for justification and prioritization of proposed topics. To see which treatments have already been adopted, please visit the International Phytosanitary portal (IPP) to access the adopted phytosanitary treatments as Annexes to ISPM 28.

The submission should identify a contact person for the treatment who may be contacted for clarification as required.

Evaluation of treatment submissions:

The submission forms are collected by the Secretariat, then compiled and forwarded to the TPPT to review the submission and evaluate them against ISPM 28 and the Criteria for justification and prioritization of proposed topics.

For additional information on how treatments are reviewed by the TPPT please look up section 8.8 in the IPPC Procedure Manual for Standard Setting

2. Instructions for submissions for treatments to be posted on the Phytosanitary Resources page

The submissions reviewed under this process, should meet the Criteria for inclusion to the Phytosanitary Resources page established by the Capacity Development Committee (CDC). These treatments may not always have a stated level of efficacy, but are used in international trade.

Please make sure to fill out the Submission form for phytosanitary treatments for publication on the Phytosanitary Resources page with the basic information requested and submit it to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail (ippc@fao.org). Please also attach the document outlining the phytosanitary treatment and containing the schedule of the treatment (e.g. a manual, or other source of reference) for publication on the Phytosanitary Resources page.

The name of the submitting country or RPPO and the words “Call for Phytosanitary Treatments” should be placed in the subject line of the email message

Evaluation of treatment submissions:

The submission forms are collected by the Secretariat, then compiled and forwarded to the TPPT for review and evaluation against the CDC established Criteria for inclusion to the Phytosanitary Resources page. The TPPT will recommend treatments to be posted on the Phytosanitary Resources page.

2017-07 UPDATE: 25 treatment submissions arrived before the 05 June 2017, they are all posted below. The supporting documentation is also posted, when the submitter allowed it. The TPPT will review the submissions in order of priority.

The next deadline is 30 January 2018 (to be included in the 2018 TPPT meeting) but call is open until resources are available.

This web page was last updated on 2017-06-23. For queries or comments regarding the contents of this page, please contact Adriana.Moreira@fao.org.
Topic # Title Files Publication date
ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests) Link
Phytosanitary Resources page Link
IPPC Official Contact Points Link
Submission form for phytosanitary treatments Link
Criteria for justification and prioritization of proposed topics Link
Adopted standards (ISPMs) Link
Criteria for inclusion to the Phytosanitary Resources page Link
Submission form for phytosanitary treatments for publication on the Phytosanitary Resources page Link
2017-011 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for eggs and larvae of the family Tortricidae (generic) En 03 Jul 2017
2017-012 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for all stages of the family Pseudococcidae (generic) En 05 Jul 2017
2017-013 SUBMISSION_Cold treatment for the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata on oranges Citrus x sinensis En 05 Jul 2017
2017-014 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hitchhiking on fresh commodities En 05 Jul 2017
2017-015 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis on all fresh commodities En 05 Jul 2017
2017-016 SUBMISSION_Generic irradiation treatment for Curculionidae (Coleoptera) En 05 Jul 2017
2017-017 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii on all fresh commodities En 05 Jul 2017
2017-018 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for light brown apple moth Epiphyas postvittana on all fresh commodities En 05 Jul 2017
2017-019 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis on all fresh commodities En 05 Jul 2017
2017-020 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei on coffee berries En 05 Jul 2017
2017-021 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for European grapevine moth Lobesia botrana eggs and larvae on all fresh commodities En 05 Jul 2017
2017-022 SUBMISSION_Cold treatment of Australian Stone fruit against Mediterranean fruit fly and Queensland fruit fly En 05 Jul 2017
2017-023 SUBMISSION_Cold disinfestation of Australian Table grapes against Mediterranean fruit fly and Queensland fruit fly En 05 Jul 2017
2017-024 SUBMISSION_Heat treatment of wood chips En 05 Jul 2017
2017-025 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for Bactrocera tau En 05 Jul 2017
2017-026 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for Carposina sasakii En 05 Jul 2017
2017-027 SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi En 05 Jul 2017
2017-028 SUBMISSION_Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation treatment for Chlorophorus annularis on bamboo articles En 05 Jul 2017
2017-029 SUBMISSION_Cold treatment of fruit and vegetables including citrus fruit Citrus spp. for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. En 05 Jul 2017
2017-030 SUBMISSION_Generic irradiation treatment against insects, except Lepidoptera larvae and pupae En 05 Jul 2017
2017-031 SUBMISSION_Irradiation Treatment against fruit flies of the family Anastrepha spp. (Dose Modification) En 05 Jul 2017
2017-032 SUBMISSION_Hydrogen cyanide fumigation treatment for rodents, insects and mites in containers En 05 Jul 2017
2017-033 SUBMISSION_Hydrogen cyanide fumigation treatment for Ditylenchus dipsaci in seed bulbs of garlic En 05 Jul 2017
2017-034 SUBMISSION_Hydrogen cyanide fumigation treatment for pine wood nematode and wood boring beetles in debarked wood En 05 Jul 2017
2017-035 SUBMISSION_Ethanedinitrile (EDN) treatment of wood for insect pests En 05 Jul 2017
PRIORITIZED LIST of submitted treatments in response to the call for phytosanitary treatments before the 05-06-2017 En 06 Jul 2017
SUBMISSION_Irradiation treatment for Sternochetus frigidus En 08 Nov 2017

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