Current objections to adoption of ISPMs

Draft ISPMs submitted for adoption by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) are posted on the CPM page in languages at least six weeks prior to the opening of the CPM meeting. In accordance with the IPPC Standard Setting Procedure adopted by CPM-7 (2012), and amended by CPM-11 (2016), contracting parties (CPs) may submit objections on draft ISPMs to the IPPC Secretariat no later than three weeks before the start of the CPM session.

If all CPs support the adoption of the draft ISPM, the CPM should adopt the ISPM without discussion.
If a CP does not support the adoption of the draft ISPM, the CP may submit an objection. An objection must be accompanied by technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the draft ISPM which are likely to be acceptable to other CPs and be submitted to the IPPC Secretariat. Concerned CPs should make every effort to seek agreement before CPM. The objection will be added to the CPM agenda and the CPM will decide on a way forward.

Should CPs wish to submit an objection, they should use the template posted below.

An objection should be a technically supported objection to the adoption of the draft standard in its current form, sent through the official IPPC contact point.

The Secretariat makes all objections available at the start of the CPM in a CPM information document (posted under the relevant CPM session).

As necessary, the Standards Committee will address the objection and prepare responses (posted below).

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Template for submitting objections to the adoption of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 08 Dec 2017

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