Since the adoption of ISPM 4 almost two decades ago, new information has become available, and a revision of this standard is needed. In addition, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) has subsequently adopted new standards dealing with various aspects of PFAs (e.g. ISPM 26 (Establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae)), ISPM 29 (Recognition of pest free areas and areas of low pest prevalence)). Hence, the revision should provide more consistent guidance on the establishment and maintenance of PFAs.
Refer to Specification 58 for more information on the tasks of the EWG to draft the Revision of ISPM 4 (Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas) (2009-002): https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/2368/
Type Expert Working Group
Venue city Fortaleza
Venue country Tentative: Brazil