Current consultations for draft ISPMs

This is the master page for Draft ISPMs. It includes four subpages:

First consultation on draft ISPMs: Following the revision of the standard setting procedure agreed to by IPPC contracting parties at CPM-11 (2016), the first consultation lasts 90 days and takes place from 1 July to 30 September. Once the Standards Committee (SC) approves the draft ISPM for the first consultation, the IPPC Secretariat makes it publicly available and solicits comments through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS, https://ocs-new.ippc.int/) from contracting parties, RPPOs, national plant protection services of non-CPs, relevant international organizations and other entities as decided by the SC.

In 2017, the first consultation starts 1 July on the following draft ISPMs:

Draft ISPMs (English, French & Spanish)

  1. 1994-001 Draft 2017 Amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms

  2. 2008-005 Draft ISPM: International movement of cut flowers and foliage

  3. 2014-004 Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure

Draft diagnostic protocols (English Only)

  1. 2004-024 Draft annex to ISPM 27: Xylella fastidiosa

  2. 2006-018 Draft annex to ISPM 27: Puccinia psidii Winter

  3. 2006-020 Draft annex to ISPM 27: Ips spp.

  4. 2006-026 Draft annex to ISPM 27: Bactrocera dorsalis complex

  5. 2013-002 Draft annex to ISPM 27: Conotrachelus nenuphar

  6. 2016-007 Draft revision of Annex 2 to ISPM 27: Plum pox virus

Second and subsequent consultation on draft ISPMs: Following the revision of the standard setting procedure agreed to by IPPC contracting parties at CPM-11 (2016), the second consultation lasts 90 days and takes place from 1 July to 30 September. Taking into account the comments received during the first consultation, the Standards Committee (SC) or the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) revise the draft ISPM. Once the Standard Committee (SC) or SC-7 approves the draft ISPM for the second (or third) consultation, the IPPC Secretariat solicits comments through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) from contracting parties, RPPOs, relevant international organizations, national plant protection services of non-CPs, and other entities as decided by the SC.

In 2017, the second consultation also starts 1 July on the following draft ISPMs:

  1. 1994-001 Draft 2015 and 2016 amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms

  2. 2006-010A&B Draft revision of Annex 1 (Approved treatments associated with wood packaging material) and Annex 2 (The mark and its application) to ISPM 15 (Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade): inclusion of the phytosanitary treatment Sulphuryl fluoride fumigation and revision of the dielectric heating section

  3. 2014-005 Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of temperature treatments as a phytosanitary measure

  4. 2009-004 Draft revision of ISPM 6: Surveillance


The Secretariat will post all compiled comments from the consultations below after the close of the commenting period.

The IPPC Secretariat invites IPPC Official contact points to review the compiled comments and contact the Secretariat if their comments have not been recorded correctly.

The steward(s) or relevant technical panel reviews the comments, prepares responses to the comments and revises the draft ISPM and submits them to the Secretariat. These are posted for the SC.

The SC reviews the comments submitted from the first consultation, the Steward(s)' responses to the comments and the revised ISPM. The SC decides whether to recommend the draft ISPM to the CPM, or to put it on hold, return it to the Steward(s) or to an expert drafting group, or submit it for another round of consultation.


For more information on the OCS, please visit the OCS page on the IPP. Please contact the IPPC Secretariat at IPPC-OCS@fao.org for assistance using the OCS. In order to get your OCS license, please contact: IPPC-OCS@fao.org.

DPs are presented for consultation in English only. The mechanism to translate diagnostic protocols into languages before first consultation can be found here.

Please note that a document containing the history of previous consultations on draft ISPMs is available as well, previous versions of draft ISPMs going through consultations and their background documents are available in the previous consultations for ISPMs page.

This web page was last reviewed on 2017-11-08. For queries or comments regarding the contents on this page, please contact IPPC@fao.org
Topic # Title Files Publication date
2004-024 2017-07_Draft DP for Xylella fastidiosa (First consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
2006-018 2017-07_Draft DP for Puccinia psidii Winter (First consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
1994-001 2017-07_Draft 2017 Amendments to ISPM 5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms (First consultation) En Es Fr 30 Jun 2017
2008-005 2017-07 Draft ISPM International movement of cut flowers and foliage (First consultation): Presentation to Regional Workshops En 01 Jul 2017
1994-001 2017-07_Draft 2017 Amendments to ISPM 5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms: Presentation to Regional Workshops En 01 Jul 2017
2014-004 2017-07 Draft ISPM Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure: Presentation to Regional Workshops En 01 Jul 2017
1994-001 2017-07_Draft 2017 Amendments to ISPM 5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms (First Consultation)_Compiled comments En 02 Oct 2017
2014-004 2017-07 Draft ISPM Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure (First Consultation)_Compiled comments En 02 Oct 2017
2008-005 2017-07 Draft ISPM International movement of cut flowers and foliage (First Consultation)_Compiled comments En 02 Oct 2017
1994-001 2017-07_Draft 2015 and 2016 amendments to ISPM 5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms (Second consultation)_Compiled Comments En 03 Oct 2017
2006-010A&B 2017-07_Draft revision of annex 1 and 2 to ISPM 15 (Second consultation)_Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017
2014-005 2016-07_Draft ISPM on Requirements for the use of temperature treatments as phytosanitary measures (Second consultation)_Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017
2006-020 2017-07_Draft DP for Ips spp. (First consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
2006-026 2017-07_Draft DP for Bactrocera dorsalis complex (First consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
2013-002 2017-07_Draft DP for Conotrachelus nenuphar (First consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
2016-007 2017-07_Draft DP revision for Plum pox virus (First consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
1994-001 2017-07_Draft 2015 and 2016 amendments to ISPM 5 Glossary of phytosanitary terms (Second consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
2006-010 A&B 2017-07_Draft revision of annex 1 and 2 to ISPM 15 (Second consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
2014-005 2016-07_Draft ISPM on Requirements for the use of temperature treatments as phytosanitary measures (Second consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
2009-004 2017-07_Draft revision of ISPM 6 for National surveillance systems (Second consultation) En 30 Jun 2017
2008-005 2017-07 Draft ISPM International movement of cut flowers and foliage (First consultation) En Es Fr 30 Jun 2017
2014-004 2017-07 Draft ISPM Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure (First consultation) En Es Fr 30 Jun 2017
2009-004 2017-07_Draft revision of ISPM 6 for National surveillance systems (Second consultation)_Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017
2004-024 2017-07_Draft DP for Xylella fastidiosa (First consultation) Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017
2006-018 2017-07_Draft DP for Puccinia psidii (First consultation) Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017
2006-026 2017-07_Draft DP for Bactrocera dorsalis complex (First consultation) Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017
2006-020 2017-07_Drat DP for Ips spp. (First consultation) Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017
2016-007 2017-07_Draft Revision of DP 2: Plum Pox Virus (First consultation) Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017
2013-002 2017-07_Draft DP for Conotrachelus nenuphar (First consultation) Compiled comments En 03 Oct 2017

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