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List of Topics for IPPC Standards

This List of topics for IPPC standards was last updated in April 2022 and reflects the modifications adopted by the CPM or approved by the SC.

Table 1: Technical panels and topics for the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP), the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) and the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)
Table 2: Topics with priorities for the expert working groups (EWGs), Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) and Technical Panel on Commodity Standards (TPCS)
Table 3: Subjects for the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP)
Table 4: Subjects for the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT)
Table 5: Subjects for the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG)

IPPC Strategic Objectives
A: Food Security
B: Environmental Protection
C: Trade Facilitation
D: Capacity Development

Priority
Priority 1 to 4 (with 1 being of high priority and 4 being of low priority)

Notes: Country names and dates are in ISO format (respectively: ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code and YYYY-MM).
The List of topics is presented in order of priority, as requested by CPM-7 (2012).

Table 1: Technical panels and topics for TPDP, TPG and TPPT
Topic No. Current title Drafting body Topic under technical area (if applicable) Added to the list Lead Steward / TP Lead (Country, Date assigned) Assistant Stewards (Country, Date assigned) Spec No  
2004-002 Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols TPDP
Panel
ICPM 06 (2004)
  • Mr. Alvaro SEPULVEDA LUQUE(CL, 2020-11)
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TP1
2006-005 Bacteria TPDP
Topic
CPM 01 (2006)
  • Mr. Robert TAYLOR(NZ, 2011-05)
-
2006-006 Fungi and fungus-like organisms TPDP
Topic
CPM 01 (2006)
  • Ms. Julie PATTEMORE(AU, 2020-11)
  • Ms. Yazmin Rivera RIVERA(US, 2020-11)
-
2006-007 Insects and mites TPDP
Topic
CPM 01 (2006)
  • Dr. Norman BARR(US, 2012-07)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH(JM, 2014-11)
-
2006-008 Nematodes TPDP
Topic
CPM 01 (2006)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE(FR, 2009-04)
-
2006-009 Viruses and phytoplasmas TPDP
Topic
  • Ms. Vessela Assenova MAVRODIEVA(US, 2022-05)
  • ()
-
2007-001 Plants TPDP
Topic
CPM 02 (2007)
  • Ms. Liping YIN(CN, 2008-04)
  • Ms. Colette C. JACONO(US, 2020-11)
-
2006-013 Technical Panel for the Glossary TPG
Panel
  • Mr. Alvaro SEPULVEDA LUQUE(CL, 2022-05)
  • Mr. Ebbe NORDBO (DK, 2012-11)
TP5
2004-005 Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments TPPT
Panel
ICPM 06 (2004)
  • Mr. David OPATOWSKI(IL, 2017-05)
  • (, )
TP3
2019-009 Technical Panel on Commodity Standards TPCS
Panel
  • Mr. Samuel BISHOP(GB, 2022-05)
  • Ms. Joanne WILSON (NZ, 2020-07)
  • ()
TP6

Table 2: Topics for EWGs, TPPT and TPCS (sorted by priority, drafting body, then status)
Topic No. Current title Priority Strategic objective Drafting body Added to the list Lead Steward / TP Lead (Country, Date assigned) Assistant Stewards (Country, Date assigned) Spec No Status  
2008-001 Minimizing pest movement by sea containers 1 B
EWG
  • Mr. Samuel BISHOP (GB, 2019-05)
  • Mr. Steve CÔTÉ (CA, 2022-05)
51 00. Pending
2021-011 Annex International movement of mango (Mangifera indica) fruit to ISPM 46 (Commodity-specific standards for phytosanitary measures) 1 C
TPCS
2022-04
  • Ms. Joanne WILSON (NZ, 2022-04)
  • Mr. Hernando MORERA-GONZÁLEZ (CR, 2022-05)
- 02. Draft specification to consultation
2020-001 Reorganization of Pest Risk Analysis standards 1 EWG
  • Mr. Masahiro SAI (JP, 2020-09)
  • Mr. Hernando MORERA-GONZÁLEZ (CR, 2020-09)
  • Ms. Joanne WILSON (NZ, 2020-09)
- 03. Specification approved
2014-007 Requirements for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary measure (Revision to ISPM 18) 1 A
B
C
TPPT
  • Mr. David OPATOWSKI (IL, 2016-11)
  • Guy HALLMAN (-, 2020-10)
62 07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2018-009 Design and use of systems approaches for phytosanitary certification of seeds (Annex to ISPM 38 International movement of seeds) 1 EWG
  • Ms. Marina ZLOTINA (US, 2019-05)
  • Mr. Hernando MORERA-GONZÁLEZ (CR, 2019-05)
- 04. Draft ISPM under development
2021-018 Field inspection (including growing season inspection) (Annex to ISPM 23 (Guidelines for inspection)) 2 A
C
EWG
2022-04
  • Mr. Masahiro SAI (JP, 2022-04)
  • Ms. Mariangela CIAMPITTI (IT, 2022-05)
- 02. Draft specification to consultation
2021-010 Revision of ISPM 26 (Establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae)) 2 A
EWG
2022-05
  • Ms. Joanne WILSON (NZ, 2022-05)
  • Mr. Prudence ATTIPOE (GH, 2022-05)
- 02. Draft specification to consultation
2014-001 Pest risk management for quarantine pests 2 A
C
EWG
CPM 09 (2014)
  • Ms. Joanne WILSON (NZ, 2019-05)
  • Ms. Marina ZLOTINA (US, 2019-05)
63 04. Draft ISPM under development
2006-010 Revision of ISPM 15 (Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade): Criteria for treatments for wood packaging material in international trade 2 B
EWG
  • ()
  • Mr. David KAMANGIRA (MW, 2022-05)
31 04. Draft ISPM under development
2008-002 Minimizing pest movement by air containers and aircrafts 3 B
EWG
CPM 03 (2008)
  • Mr. Samuel BISHOP (GB, 2019-05)
52 00. Pending
2018-011 Criteria for the determination of host status of fruit to fruit flies based on available information (Annex to ISPM 37) 3 EWG
  • Ms. Marina ZLOTINA (US, 2019-05)
  • Ms. Mariangela CIAMPITTI (IT, 2019-05)
  • Ms. Sophie PETERSON (AU, 2019-05)
- 06. Draft ISPM to first consultation
2014-003 Requirements for the use of chemical treatments as a phytosanitary measure 3 A
B
C
TPPT
CPM 09 (2014)
  • Mr. David OPATOWSKI (IL, 2017-11)
  • Mr. Michael ORMSBY (NZ, 2016-11)
62 04. Draft ISPM under development
2015-004 Use of systems approaches in managing the pest risks associated with the movement of wood (Annex to ISPM 39: International movement of wood) 3 B
C
EWG
  • Mr. Steve CÔTÉ (CA, 2022-05)
  • Harry ARIJS (BE, 2022-05)
- 04. Draft ISPM under development
2018-014 Guidelines for Phytosanitary of International Mail Items 4 EWG
CPM 14 (2019)
  • Mr. Samuel BISHOP (GB, 2019-05)
- 01. Topic added to the List of topics
2018-021 Requirement for phytosanitary certificate on cross-border online-shopping plants, plant products and other regulated articles 4 EWG
CPM 14 (2019)
  • Mr. Samuel BISHOP (GB, 2019-05)
- 01. Topic added to the List of topics
2009-002 Revision of ISPM 4 Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas) 4 C
EWG
  • Ms. Marina ZLOTINA (US, 2015-11)
  • Mr. David KAMANGIRA (MW, 2019-05)
58 07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2008-006 Use of specific import authorization (Annex to ISPM 20: Guidelines for a phytosanitary import regulatory system) 4 D
EWG
  • Mr. Alvaro SEPULVEDA LUQUE (CL, 2022-05)
  • ()
64 07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation

Table 3: Subjects for TPDP (sorted by priority, topic under, then status)
Topic No. Current title Priority Strategic objective Topic under technical area (if applicable) Added to the list Discipline Lead (Country) Referee Status  
2006- 028 Tephritidae: Identification of immature stages of fruit flies of economic importance by molecular techniques 1 B
C
Insects and mites 2006-11 SC
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM)
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US)
  • ()
00. Pending
2021-016 Spodoptera frugiperda 1 A
Insects and mites 2021-11 SC
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2022-04)
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2022-04)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2021-017 Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) 1 A
Insects and mites 2021-11 SC
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2022-04)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2022-04)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2021-025 Tomato brown rugose fruit virus 1 A
Viruses and phytoplasmas 2021-11 SC
  • Ms. Vessela Assenova MAVRODIEVA (US, 2022-04)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR, 2022-04)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2019-003 Microcyclus ulei 1 Fungi and fungus-like organisms 2019-05 SC
  • Ms. Julie PATTEMORE (AU, 2020-11)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR, 2019-08)
  • Ms. Yazmin Rivera RIVERA (US, 2020-11)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2018-025 Citrus leprosis virus 1 B
C
Viruses and phytoplasmas 2018-11 SC
  • Ms. Vessela Assenova MAVRODIEVA (US, 2022-04)
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2019-08)
  • Ms. Vessela Assenova MAVRODIEVA (US, 2020-11)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2018-030 Psyllid vectors of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum 1 B
C
Insects and mites 2018-11 SC
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2019-08)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2019-08)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2021-001 Revision of DP 03: Trogoderma granarium Everts 1 Insects and mites 2021-02 SC
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2021-04)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2021-04)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2021-004 Revision of DP 27 Ips spp. 1 Insects and mites 2021-02 SC
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2021-04)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2021-04)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2019-010 Pyricularia oryzae (syn. Magnaporthe oryzae) on Triticum spp. 1 Fungi and fungus-like organisms 2019-05 SC
  • Ms. Julie PATTEMORE (AU, 2020-04)
  • Ms. Yazmin Rivera RIVERA (US, 2020-11)
  • ()
04. Draft ISPM under development
2019-004 Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici UG 99 1 Fungi and fungus-like organisms 2019-05 SC
  • Ms. Yazmin Rivera RIVERA (US, 2020-11)
  • Ms. Julie PATTEMORE (AU, 2020-11)
  • ()
04. Draft ISPM under development
2019-011 Revision of DP 5 (Phyllosticta citricarpa (McAlpine)) Aa 1 Fungi and fungus-like organisms 2019-11 SC
  • Ms. Yazmin Rivera RIVERA (US, 2020-11)
  • Mr. Robert TAYLOR (NZ, 2020-11)
  • Ms. Julie PATTEMORE (AU, 2020-11)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2016-001 Genus Ceratitis 1 B
C
Insects and mites 2016-05 SC
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR)
05. Draft DP to expert consultation
2018-006 Mononychelus tanajoa 1 B
C
Insects and mites 2018-11 SC
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2019-08)
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2019-08)
05. Draft DP to expert consultation
2021-013 Bactrocera zonata (Saunders, 1842) 2 A
Insects and mites 2021-11 SC
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2022-04)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2022-04)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2021-014 Dickeya spp. on potato 2 A
Bacteria 2021-11 SC
  • Mr. Robert TAYLOR (NZ, 2022-04)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR, 2022-04)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2019-006 Amaranthus palmeri 2 Plants 2019-05 SC
  • Ms. Colette C. JACONO (US, 2020-12)
  • Ms. Liping YIN (CN, 2019-08)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2019-08)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2019-007 Solanum rostratum 2 Plants 2019-05 SC
  • Ms. Colette C. JACONO (US, 2020-12)
  • Ms. Liping YIN (CN, 2019-08)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR, 2019-08)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2006-023 Begomoviruses transmitted by Bemisia tabaci 2 B
C
Viruses and phytoplasmas 2006-05 SC
  • Ms. Vessela Assenova MAVRODIEVA (US, 2020-11)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR, 2019-08)
  • ()
04. Draft ISPM under development
2018-031 Pospiviroid species (except Potato spindle tuber viroid (DP 7)) 2 B
C
Viruses and phytoplasmas 2018-11 SC
  • Ms. Vessela Assenova MAVRODIEVA (US, 2020-11)
  • Mr. Brendan RODONI (AU, 2020-11)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2018-032 Acidovorax avenae subsp. Citrulli 2 B
C
Bacteria 2018-11 SC
  • Mr. Robert TAYLOR (NZ, 2019-08)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR, 2019-08)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2021-002 Revision of DP 09 Genus Anastrepha 2 Insects and mites 2021-02 SC
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2021-04)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2021-04)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2021-003 Revision of DP 25 Xylella fastidiosa 2 Bacteria 2021-02 SC
  • Mr. Robert TAYLOR (NZ, 2021-04)
  • Mr. Brendan RODONI (AU, 2021-04)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2021-015 Heterobasidion annosum 3 A
Fungi and fungus-like organisms 2021-11 SC
  • Ms. Yazmin Rivera RIVERA (US, 2022-04)
  • Mr. Robert TAYLOR (NZ, 2022-04)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2018-019 Meloidogyne mali 3 B
C
Nematodes 2018-11 SC
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR, 2019-08)
  • Mr. Brendan RODONI (AU, 2019-08)
  • Dr. Norman BARR (US, 2019-08)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2019-005 Moniliophthora roreri 3 Fungi and fungus-like organisms 2019-05 SC
  • Ms. Julie PATTEMORE (AU, 2020-11)
  • Ms. Juliet GOLDSMITH (JM, 2019-08)
  • Ms. Yazmin Rivera RIVERA (US, 2020-11)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2018-015 Cronartium comandrae Peck 4 B
C
Fungi and fungus-like organisms 2018-11 SC
  • Ms. Yazmin Rivera RIVERA (US, 2020-11)
  • Mme. Géraldine ANTHOINE (FR, 2019-08)
  • Ms. Julie PATTEMORE (AU, 2020-11)
01. Topic added to the List of topics

Table 4: Subjects for TPPT (sorted by priority, status, then topic number)
Topic No. Current title Priority Strategic objective Added to the list Treatment Lead (Country, Date assigned) Assistant Lead (Country, Date assigned) Status  
2007-114 Heat treatment of wood using dielectric heating 1 B
C
2011-11 SC
  • Mr. Michael ORMSBY (NZ, 2006-12)
00. Pending
2017-012 Irradiation treatment for all stages of the family Pseudococcidae (generic) 1 A
C
2018-05 SC
  • Daojian YU (CN, 2017-07)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2021-027 Cold treatment of Drosophila suzukii on Vitis vinifera 1 A
C
2022-05 SC
  • Mr. Eduardo WILLINK (AR, 2022-05)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2021-028 Vapor heat treatment of Planococcus lilacinus on Selenicereus undatus 1 A
C
2022-05 SC
  • Mr. Michael ORMSBY (NZ, 2022-05)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2021-029 Irradiation treatment for all stages Aspidiotis destructor 1 A
C
2022-05 SC
  • Daojian YU (CN, 2022-05)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2021-030 Irradiation treatment for all stages Pseudaulacaspis pentagona 1 A
C
2022-05 SC
  • Mr. Toshiyuki DOHINO (JP, 2022-05)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2017-030 Generic irradiation treatment against all insects except Lepidoptera larvae and pupae 2 A
C
2018-05 SC
  • Dr. Scott W. MYERS (US, 2018-06)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2018-001 Phytosanitary irradiation treatment of fresh commodities against Liriomyza sativa, L. trifolii and L. huidobrensis 2 A
C
2018-05 SC
  • Mr. Enkerlin WALTHER (AT, 2019-07)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2017-029 Cold treatment Thaumatotibia leucotreta on Citrus sinensis 2 A
C
2018-05 SC
  • Peter LEACH (AU, 2019-07)
06. Draft ISPM to first consultation
2017-028 Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation treatment for Chlorophorus annularis on bamboo articles 2 B
C
2018-05 SC
  • Mr. Eduardo WILLINK (AR, 2017-07)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2017-018 Irradiation treatment for Epiphyas postvittana 2 A
C
2018-05 SC
  • Daojian YU (CN, 2017-10)
04. Draft ISPM under development
2017-019 Irradiation treatment for Frankliniella occidentalis on all fresh commodities 3 A
C
2018-05 SC
  • Mr. Toshiyuki DOHINO (JP, 2018-03)
01. Topic added to the List of topics
2017-027 Irradiation treatment for Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi 3 A
C
2018-05 SC
  • Mr. Enkerlin WALTHER (AT, 2019-07)
06. Draft ISPM to first consultation
2017-037 CATTS (Controlled Atmosphere/Temperature Treatment System) treatments against codling moth (Cydia pomonella) and western cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis indifferens) in cherry 3 A
C
2018-11 SC
  • Mr. Michael ORMSBY (NZ, 2018-06)
06. Draft ISPM to first consultation
2017-021 Irradiation treatment for Lobesia botrana eggs and larvae on all fresh commodities 4 A
C
2018-05 SC
  • Mr. Eduardo WILLINK (AR, 2018-06)
01. Topic added to the List of topics

Table 5: Subjects for TPG (sorted in English alphabetical order)
Topic No. Current title Drafting body Topic under technical area (if applicable) Added to the list Status  
2020-006 phytosanitary action TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2020-11 SC
06. Draft ISPM to first consultation
2020-007 phytosanitary procedure TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2020-11 SC
06. Draft ISPM to first consultation
2020-004 emergency measure TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2020-11 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2020-005 germplasm TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2020-11 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2020-008 provisional measure TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2020-11 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2020-009 surveillance TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2020-11 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2011-001 identity (of a consignment) TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2011-04 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2017-005 inspection TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2017-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2013-008 phytosanitary security (of a consignment) TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2013-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2021- 005 test TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2021-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2021-006 compliance procedure (for a consignment) TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2021-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2021-007 release (of a consignment) TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2021-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2021-008 integrity (of a consignment) (consequential) TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2021-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2018-045 clearance (of a consignment) TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2019-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2018-046 general surveillance TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2019-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
2018-047 specific surveillance TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2019-05 SC
07. Draft ISPM to second or subsequent consultation
1994-001 Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) TPG
None 08. Draft ISPM recommended for adoption
2018-003 emerging pest TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2018-05 SC
04. Draft ISPM under development
2010-030 Review of the use of and/or in adopted ISPMs TPG
Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) 2010-04 SC
04. Draft ISPM under development