Current 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 Eva Moller. For queries or comments regarding the contents of this page, please contact him at Eva.Moller@fao.org.
Topic # Title Files Publication date
2010-12_Draft specification for ISPM for Framework for national phytosanitary inspection procedures_Compiled comments En 05 Mar 2010
2012-12_Draft specification for ISPM for Minimizing pest movement by sea containers and conveyances in international trade_Compiled comments En 05 Mar 2010
2008-006 2014-09_Draft specification for Use of specific import authorization (annex to ISPM 20 guidelines for a phytosanitary import regulatory system) En Es Fr 19 Dec 2014
2014-002 2014-09_Draft specification on Authorization of entities other than national plant protection organizations to perform phytosanitary actions En Es Fr 19 Dec 2014
2009-12_Experimental protocol to determine host status of fruits to fruits fly (Tephritidae) infestation_Compiled comments En 08 Mar 2010
2009-12_Draft specification for ISPM for Minimizing the risk of quarantine pests associated with stored products in international trade_Compiled comments En 31 Mar 2010
2010-07_Draft specification for ISPM for Minimizing pest movement by air containers and aircraft_Compiled comments En 13 Oct 2010
2014-001 2014-08_Draft specification for Guidance on pest risk management En Es Fr 19 Dec 2014
2014-008 2014-08_Draft specification on Requirements for the use of phytosanitary treatments as phytosanitary measures En Es Fr 19 Dec 2014
2010-07_Draft specification for ISPM on Systems for authorizing phytosanitary activities_Compiled comments En 13 Oct 2010
2011-07_Draft specification for ISPM for Safe handling and disposal of waste with potential pest risk generated during international voyages_Compiled comments En 24 Oct 2011
2011-12_Draft specification for ISPM for Establishment and maintenance of fruit fly regulated areas in the event of outbreak detection in pest free areas for fruit flies_Compiled comments En 29 Mar 2011
2009-003 2011-12_Draft specification for ISPM for International movement of seed_Compiled comments En 29 Mar 2011
2008-005 2012-07_Draft specification for ISPM on International movement of cut flowers and branches_Compiled comments En 20 Aug 2012
2008-007 2012-07_Draft specification for ISPM on International movement of grain_Compiled comments En 20 Aug 2012
2014-002 2015-07_Draft specification for ISPM for Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions_Compiled comments En En 27 Mar 2015
2014-008 2015-07_Draft specification for ISPM on Requirements for the use of phytosanitary treatments as phytosanitary measures_Compiled comments En 27 Mar 2015
2008-006 2015-07_Draft specification for ISPM for Use of specific import authorization (Annex to ISPM 20) En 27 Mar 2015
2014-001 2015-07_Draft specification for ISPM for Guidance on pest risk management_Compiled comments En 27 Mar 2015
2009-004 2014-06_Draft specification for ISPM for Revision of ISPM 6 Guidelines for surveillance_Compiled comments En 21 Feb 2014
2008-007 2014-07_Draft specification for ISPM on International movement of grain_Compiled comments En 21 Feb 2014
2009-005 2013-07_Draft specification for ISPM for Revision of ISPM 8 Determination of Pest Status in an area_Compiled comments En 05 Aug 2013
2008-008 2013-07_Draft specification for ISPM for Wood products and handicrafts made from raw wood_Compiled comments En 05 Aug 2013
2009-002 2013-07_Draft specification for ISPM for Revision of ISPM 4 Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas_Compiled comments En 05 Aug 2013

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