EXPERT WORKING GROUPS
Once the SC approves a specification and resources are identified to hold an expert working group (EWG) meeting to develop the draft ISPM, the IPPC Secretariat opens a call for experts according to the approved specification. To be nominated as an expert, the nominee is requested to sign a statement of commitment. The EWG then meets and produces a draft ISPM and a meeting report. After the SC approves it, the draft ISPM is submitted for first consultation.
Contracting parties are encouraged to host EWG meetings.