The Technical Panel on Commodity Standards (TPCS) was established in 2019 by the CPM. Specific commodity standards will be produced as annexes to ISPM 46 (Commodity-specific standards for phytosanitary measures).
There is broad consensus that commodity standards based on scientific methods and evidence will support the development of technically justified phytosanitary import requirements to facilitate safe and more streamlined trade to the benefit of contracting parties. The development of commodity standards is therefore included in the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020–2030. In order to develop such standards and ensure that sufficient rigour, resources and focus can be provided, CPM-14 (2019) supported the establishment of the Technical Panel on Commodity Standards (TPCS).
The TPCS will work following the approved Specification TP 6. And as of May 2022, there is one topic in the TPCS work programme: International movement of mango (Mangifera indica). The Standards Committee approved the draft specification for the specific mango fruit standards for the 2022 consultation period, which starts on 01 July and will last until 30 August 2022.
The TPCS membership is provided in the documents below.
The TPCS will meet once a year and virtually as needed. For meetings dates, see the IPP calendar. The panel will meet initially to establish its TPCS Working Procedures and it will report back to the Standards Committee.
|Doc #||Agenda #||Title||Files||Publication date|
|Technical Panel on Commodity Standards membership||En||06 Dec 2022|
|2022-05 TPCS Virtual Meeting Report||En||22 Jun 2022|