Expert working groups (EWGs)

Once the Standards Committee (SC) approves a specification and resources are identified to hold an expert working group (EWG) meeting, the IPPC Secretariat contacts national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) and Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) to nominate experts to be members of the EWG to develop a draft ISPM. The SC selects the technical experts identified by the NPPOs and RPPOs for the EWG. The EWG meets and produces a draft ISPM and a meeting report. The draft ISPM is then approved for consultation by the SC.

EWGs have 6–10 participants that represent a wide geographic area (including proportional developing country participation) and a member from the SC, if possible (e.g. a steward).

Meeting Reports from EWGs are posted below.

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Title Files Publication date
2014-06: Report of the Expert Working Group on International movement of cut flowers and branches En 17 Sep 2014
2015-09 Report of the Expert Working Group on Revision of ISPM 6 En 04 Mar 2016
2013-07: Report of the Expert Working Group on the International Movement of Seed (2009-003) En 17 Dec 2013
2014-09: Expert Working Group on the International Movement of Wood Products and Handicrafts made from Wood (2008-008) En 30 Oct 2014
2016 - Expert Working Group on the International movement of Grain - Participants list En 17 Aug 2016
2003-Report-EWG-Pest risk analysis for regulated non-quarantine pests (RNQPs) En 01 Feb 2003
2004-Report-EWG-Guidelines for consignments in transit En 01 Feb 2004
2004-Report-EWG-Revision of ISPM No. 1: Principles of plant quarantine as related to international trade - 1st meeting (February 2004) En 01 Feb 2004
2004-Report-EWG-Efficacy of phytosanitary measures, 2nd meeting (July 2004) En 01 Jul 2004
2005-Report-EWG-Classification of commodities by phytosanitary risk related to level of processing and intended use - 1st meeting En 01 Feb 2005
2005-Report-EWG-Guidelines for formatting/drafting pest and commodity specific ISPMs En 01 Feb 2005
2004-Report-EWG-Revision of ISPM No. 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms (February 2004) En 01 Feb 2004
2004-Report-EWG-Revision of ISPM No. 1: Principles of plant quarantine as related to international trade - 2nd meeting (October 2004) En 13 May 2005
2004-Report-EWG-Inspection methodology En 16 Sep 2005
2004-Report-EWG-Revision of ISPM No. 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms (October 2004) En 16 Sep 2005
2004-Report-EWG-Revision of ISPM No. 2: Guidelines for pest risk analysis - 2nd meeting (June 2004) En 01 Jun 2004
2005-Report-EWG-Recognition of PFAs and ALPPs En 27 Dec 2005
2005-Report-EWG-Guidelines for the Structure and Operation of Post-Entry Quarantine Facilities En 27 Dec 2005
2005-Report-EWG-Guidelines for the Production and Maintenance of Pest Free Potato Micropropagation Material and Minitubers for International Trade En 30 Sep 2005
2005-Report-EWG-Revision of ISPM No. 2: Guidelines for pest risk analysis - 3rd meeting (November 2005) En 01 Feb 2006
2005-Report-EWG-Use of integrated measures in a systems approach for pest risk management of citrus fruit for citrus canker - 2nd meeting (March 2005) En 01 May 2006
2005-Report-EWG-Debarking of wood and bark freedom En 01 May 2006
2005-Report-EWG-Revision of ISPM No. 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms (October 2005) En 01 May 2006
Expert working group meeting reports Link 01 Feb 2007
Guidelines for the composition and organization of expert working groups Es Fr En 01 Feb 2007
Guidelines for the operation of expert working groups Es Fr En 01 Apr 2005
Expert working group members - 2008 En 01 Aug 2008
2006-Report-EWG-Interpretation and application of the term "not widely distributed" in relation to quarantine pests En 01 May 2007
2006-Report-EWG-Classification of commodities by phytosanitary risk related to level of processing and intended use - 2nd meeting En 01 May 2007
2005-Report-EWG-Sampling of consignments En 01 May 2007
2006-Report-EWG-Alternatives to methyl bromide En 01 May 2007
2006-Report-EWG-Appropriate level of protection En 01 May 2007
2006-Report-Pest risk management for plants for planting in international trade - 1st meeting En 02 Apr 2008
2007-Report-Pest risk management for plants for planting in international trade - 2nd meeting En 02 Apr 2008
2007-Report-Pest risk management for plants for planting in international trade - online drafting after 2nd meeting En 04 Apr 2008
2008-Report-EWG-Revision of ISPMs No. 7 and 12 En 01 Apr 2009
2008 Report EWG on Preclearance for Regulated Articles En 10 Mar 2009
2009-Report-EWG-Pest risk analysis for plants as quarantine pests (June 2009) En 18 Sep 2009
2010 Report: Expert Working Group on the Import of Germplasm En En 11 Feb 2011
2010 Report: Expert Working Group on the International Movement of Soil and Growing Media En En 01 Apr 2011
2011-11 Report: Meeting of the Steering Committee on Sea Containers En 03 Apr 2012
2012-05 Report: EWG on Minimizing Pest Movement by Sea Containers (May, 2012) En 13 Sep 2012
2015 - Expert Working Group on Seed - Membership list En 25 Jun 2015
Expert Working Group on Used equipment - Membership list En 05 Apr 2013
2013-05: Report of the Expert Working Group on International movement of used vehicles, machinery and equipment En 03 Mar 2014
2016-01 Membership list - Sea containers EWG En 31 Jan 2016
2016-09: Report of the Expert Working Group on International movement of grain En 21 Dec 2016
2017-06 Report of the Expert Working Group on Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions En 07 Sep 2017
2017-05 Background information - Development of the draft ISPM on Minimizing pest movement by sea containers En 05 May 2017
2017-10 - Membership list - EWG for Pest Risk Management En 24 Oct 2017

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