Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)

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Photo: TPPT members and participants at the TPPT July 2017 meeting in Vienna, Australia.

THE IPPC TECHNICAL PANEL ON PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS (TPPT)

The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) evaluates data submissions from NPPOs and RPPOs and reviews, revises and develops phytosanitary treatments. The TPPT also provides guidance to the Standards Committee (SC) regarding specific phytosanitary treatment issues. The TPPT evaluates treatment submissions against requirements in ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests). The tasks of the panel are outlined in Specification TP 3. The TPPT works under the guidance of, and reports to, the SC as mandated by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM).

Currently, the TPPT is composed of ten members, a steward and assistant steward. The steward and assistant steward are representatives of the SC. The expertise of the members are: Irradiation, fumigation, temperature, modified atmosphere and chemical treatments. The TPPT membership list is posted below at this page.

The adopted phytosanitary treatments annexes to ISPM 28 are available on the IPP as well as the TPPT work programme.

The TPPT also evaluates basic information on treatments that are submitted for inclusion on the Phytosanitary Resources page. The TPPT also oversee the information on the Phytosanitary treatments online search tool, a tool that enables to search for phytosanitary treatments (IPPC adopted treatments and those available on the Phytosanitary Resources page) to enhance contracting parties’ access to treatments used in international trade.

The TPPT also works closely with the other TPs, particularly the TP on Forest Quarantine (TPFQ) in developing guidance related to treatments on forest commodities.

Further information on the TPPT working procedures 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.

The TPPT usually meets once a year and virtually as needed. For meetings dates, see the IPP calendar. The meetings reports are posted below at this page.

LATEST NEWS!

1) 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 2018, please send it before the 30 January 2018.

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

More information at: 2017 Call for phytosanitary treatments

2) TPPT September 2016 meeting The report will be made available soon

The TPPT met in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting was hosted by the Plant Quarantine Office, Plant Protection Division, Food Safety and Consumers Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). The meeting had 13 participants and was chaired by Matthew Smyth (Australia), Michael Ormsby (NZ) served as rapporteur.

The Technical Panel for Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) ended their annual meeting in Tokyo where they reviewed scientific data from a recent study carried out by the Joint Food and Agriculture and International Atomic Energy Agency Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. This study was carried out under the technical supervision of Mr Guy Hallman and was undertaken to understand if populations of fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) from different geographical regions of the world responded differently to phytosanitary cold treatments.The TPPT assessed the findings and concluded that the data clearly demonstrates that there is no evidence to support that there are significant differences in cold tolerance among populations of C. capitata from geographically separate regions. This was a crucial step forward for the harmonization of cold treatments.

3) TPPT update provided to the Standards Committee (SC) May 2016 meeting available

The update on activities of the TPPT (May 2015 to May 2016) provided to the Standards Committee (SC) May 2016 meeting is available below.

This webpage was last updated on 2017-09-26 last updated. For queries or comments regarding the contents of this page, please contact her at Adriana.Moreira@fao.org.

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Title Files Publication date
2016-03 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 03 May 2016
2016-07 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 03 Aug 2016
Update on activities of the TPPT (May 2015 to April 2016) - PowerPoint presentation En 16 May 2016
Update on activities of the TPPT (May 2015 to April 2016) En 16 May 2016
2015-02 TPPT virtual meeting report (revised) En 02 Aug 2015
2014-04 TPPT virtual meeting report En 17 Feb 2015
2013-06 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 06 Feb 2014
2013-09 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 06 Feb 2014
2013-07 TPPT meeting report En 25 Feb 2014
2014-01 TPPT virtual meeting report En 12 Mar 2014
2013-04 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 18 Jun 2013
2015-09 TPPT Meeting Report (Fukushima, Japan) En 11 Dec 2015
2015-05 TPPT virtual meeting report En 03 Aug 2015
2004-12 TPPT Meeting Report (Raleigh, NC, USA) En 21 Jun 2005
2005-08 TPPT Meeting Report (Stellenbosch, South Africa) En 06 Mar 2006
2006-12 TPPT Meeting Report (Vienna, Austria) En 08 May 2007
Summary report of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatment's evaluation of irradiation treatments En Es Fr Ar Zh 23 Oct 2007
2007-12 TPPT Meeting Report (Chiang Mai, Thailand) En 20 Mar 2008
2009-01 TPPT Meeting Report (Tokyo, Japan) En 21 Apr 2009
2010-07 TPPT Meeting Report (Kyoto, Japan) En 09 Feb 2012
2011-07 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 10 Aug 2011
2011-08 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 09 Feb 2012
2011-10 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 09 Feb 2012
2011-11 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 09 Feb 2012
2011-12 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 09 Feb 2012
2016-09 TPPT Meeting Report (Tokyo, Japan) En 03 Nov 2016
2012-02 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 18 Apr 2012
2012-05 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 24 Jul 2012
2014-09 TPPT virtual meeting report En 06 Feb 2015
2012-09 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 15 Jan 2013
2013-02 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report Revised En 16 Apr 2013
2012-12 TPPT Meeting Report (Nagoya, Japan) En 22 Apr 2013
2015-12 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 05 Jan 2016
2014-06 TPPT Meeting Report (Bali, Indonesia) En 23 Jul 2014
2016-10 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 14 Mar 2017
2016-12 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 15 Mar 2017
2017-04 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report En 05 Jul 2017
TP Phytosanitary Treatments Membership List En 24 Jul 2017
2017-01 TPPT Virtual Meeting Report Report En 04 Apr 2017
2017-07 TPPT Meeting Report (Vienna, Austria) En 01 Nov 2017

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