Photo: TPPT members and participants at the TPPT July 2017 meeting in Vienna, Australia.
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 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.
1) 2017 Call for phytosanitary treatments
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for:
Phytosanitary treatments to be adopted as international standards, as annexes to ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests).
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.
|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|