Technical Panel for the Glossary of phytosanitary terms (TPG)

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The Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) was established in 2006 and took the succession of the former Glossary Working Group, which had been working on matters relating to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms since 1994.

The TPG works on matters related to ISPM 5 Glossary of Phytosanitary Terms, which is a reference standard listing harmonized terms and their definitions. ISPM 5 is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish and a multilingual version is available upon request. ISPM 5 has also been transformed into an Online version, developed and updated by FAO Translation (see the Adopted Standards page), which is available both on the IPP and on FAO.org.

The TPG reviews the Glossary based on needs identified by various groups or arising from the development or amendment of ISPMs, and proposes amendments. It also deals with other issues associated with the technical language of standards, as required by the CPM or Standards Committee. Among its other regular tasks, the Panel reviews proposals for new or revised terms/definitions, comments from member consultation on draft standards that relate to terms or consistency, and ISPMs for consistency of terms within and between ISPMs.

The TPG is composed of nine experts with knowledge of phytosanitary systems and together representing all FAO languages. The panel's steward is also member of the Standards Committee. The membership of the TPG is available below under “Publications”.

This web page was last reviewed on 2017-05-25. For queries or comments regarding the contents of this page please contact Celine.Germain@fao.org.

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2015-12 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 16 Mar 2016
2016-12 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 13 Feb 2017
Update on activities of the TPG (May 2015 to April 2016) - PowerPoint presentation En 16 May 2016
Update on activities of the TPG (May 2015 to April 2016) En 16 May 2016
Update on activities of the TPG (May 2014 - May 2015) En 26 Jun 2015
Update on activities of the TPG (May 2014 - May 2015) - PowerPoint presentation En 26 Jun 2015
Update on activities of the TPG (May 2016 to April 2017) - PowerPoint presentation En 18 May 2017
Update on activities of the TPG (May 2016 to April 2017) En 18 May 2017
TP Glossary membership (2017-12-11) En 11 Dec 2017
2006 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 08 May 2007
2007 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 20 Mar 2008
2008 TPG Meeting Report (Copenhagen, Denmark) En 01 Oct 2008
2014-02 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 22 Apr 2014
2009-06 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 18 Mar 2010
2009-10 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 18 Mar 2010
2010 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 18 Apr 2011
2011 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 28 Mar 2012
2012 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 20 Mar 2013
2013 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) Rev1 En 25 Apr 2013
2014-12 TPG Meeting Report (Rome, Italy) En 24 Feb 2015

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