Consultation on draft specifications for ISPMs

The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) approves new topics for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM). The Standards Committee (SC) assigns a steward to each topic who, in consultation with the IPPC Secretariat, drafts a specification.

Specifications for ISPMs outline the content and scope of a future ISPM and provide the expert drafting group (EDG) on what to consider while drafting the ISPM.

Once the SC approves the draft specification for consultation, the IPPC Secretariat makes it publicly available and solicits comments through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS, https://ocs-new.ippc.int/) from CPs, RPPOs, relevant international organizations, and other entities as decided by the SC.

For more information on the OCS, please visit the OCS page on the IPP. Please contact the IPPC Secretariat (IPPC-OCS@fao.org) for assistance using the OCS.

The latest consultation period lasted 60 days: from 19 December 2014 to 20 February 2015.

The following draft specifications were submitted for consultation:

  • 2008-006: Use of specific import authorization (Annex to ISPM 20:2004 Guidelines for a phytosanitary import regulatory system)
  • 2014-001: Guidance on pest risk management
  • 2014-002: Authorization of entities other than national plant protection organizations to perform phytosanitary actions
  • 2014-008: Requirements for the use of phytosanitary treatments as phytosanitary measures

Compiled comments are posted here.

Please note that previous versions of draft specifications going through member consultation and their background documents are available in the Consultation on draft specifications archive page.

This web page was last updated 2016-04-26 by Paul Howard. For queries or comments regarding the contents of this page, please contact him at paul.howard@fao.org.
Doc # Agenda # Title Files Publication date
2008-006 2008-006: Draft specification - Use of specific import authorization (Annex to ISPM 20 Guidelines for a phytosanitary import regulatory system) En Es Fr 19 Dec 2014
2014-002 2014-002: Draft specification - Authorization of entities other than national plant protection organizations to perform phytosanitary actions En Es Fr 19 Dec 2014
2014-001 2014-001: Draft specification - Guidance on pest risk management En Es Fr 19 Dec 2014
2014-008 2014-008: Draft specification - Requirements for the use of phytosanitary treatments as phytosanitary measures En Es Fr 19 Dec 2014

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