Standards Committee Working Group approved four draft standards for the second consultation in 2022

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2022, 14:15

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Rome, 19 May 2022. The Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) approved four standards for the second consultation during its virtual meeting. The SC-7 meeting was held on 16-19 May 2022 to examine substantive comments from the first consultation on the draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and revised them as needed.

The following draft standards were approved for the second consultation:

  • Revision of ISPM 4 (Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas) (2009-002), Priority 4
  • 2021 Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) (1994-001), Priority 1
  • Annex on Use of Specific Import Authorizations to ISPM 20 (Guidelines for a phytosanitary import regulatory system) (2008-006), Priority 4
  • Revision of ISPM 18 (Requirements for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary measure) (2014-007), Priority 1

The SC-7 supports the work of the Standards Committee (SC) in the detailed consideration of draft ISPMs and specifications. The SC-7 comprises seven members (one from each region) that the SC selected from its membership. The next SC-7 meeting is tentatively scheduled to take place in May 2023.

The meeting report will be available on the IPPC SC web page:

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