This standard provides technical guidance on the application of ionizing radiation as a phytosanitary measure. This standard does not provide details on specific irradiation treatments, such as specific treatment schedules for specific regulated pests on specific commodities, or treatments used for the production of sterile organisms for pest control.
2023-07-08: Revised versions of ISPM 18 as adopted by CPM-17 (2023) were posted in AR, ES, FR, RU and ZH.
2023-04-14: A revised version of ISPM 18 as adopted by CPM-17 (2023) was posted in EN. Previous versions were revoked.
Portuguese translation provided by MAPA, Brazil.
Vietnamese translation provided by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dong Da, Viet Nam