Current List of topics for IPPC standards

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List of topics (LOT) = IPPC standard setting work programme

The IPPC Secretariat makes a call for topics every two years (biennial call for topics). Contracting parties (CPs) and Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) submit detailed proposals for new topics or for the revision of existing ISPMs to the IPPC Secretariat.

The Standards Committee (SC), taking into account the IPPC Strategic Framework and the Criteria for justification and prioritization of proposed topics (posted below), reviews the submissions. The SC reviews the List of topics for IPPC standards (including subjects), adding topics and giving each topic a recommended priority. In exceptional circumstances the SC has the possibility to recommend an addition to the LOT in order to respond to a specific need. This list is recommended to the CPM.

The CPM reviews, changes and adopts the List of topics for IPPC standards, including assigning a priority for each topic. A revised List of topics for IPPC standards is posted on this IPP page

Annually the SC reviews the List of topics for IPPC standards and recommends changes (including deletions, or changes in priority) to the CPM. In exceptional circumstances, in response to a specific need, the SC may recommend an addition to the List of topics for IPPC standards. In any year, when a situation arises in which an ISPM (or a revision of a current ISPM) is urgently required, the CPM may insert such a topic (or revision) into the List of topics for IPPC standards.

A prioritized list of topics submitted to the IPPC Secretariat is available below. Adoption dates, priorities, and statuses are subject to change based on a number of factors, including Secretariat resources.

The LOT is a living document and is posted on the IPP in languages.

It indicates:

  • Topic number (tracking number)

  • Current title of topic

  • Priority

  • Relevant strategic objective

  • Drafting body

  • Steward(s) and assistant(s)

  • Technical Panels leads (when applicable)

  • Status

NOTE: The latest version of the LOT was posted on 1 June 2017 in English.

NOTE: We are working on the updated version of the LOT in Arabic. It will be posted as soon as it is available.

This web page was last reviewed on 2017-10-05. For further information please contact Piotr.Wlodarczyk@fao.org
Title Files Publication date
Framework for standards and implementation Link 18 Jul 2016
Criteria for justification and prioritization of proposed topics Link 30 Jan 2017
IPPC Standard Setting Procedure Link 18 Jul 2016
List of topics for IPPC standards (updated 2017-06-01) En Es Fr Ru Zh 01 Jun 2017

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