Current consultations for draft ISPMs

This is the master page for Draft ISPMs. It includes four subpages:

First consultation on draft ISPMs: Following the revision of the standard setting procedure agreed to by IPPC contracting parties at CPM-11 (2016), the first consultation lasts 90 days and takes place from 1 July to 30 September. Once the Standards Committee (SC) approves the draft ISPM for the first consultation, the IPPC Secretariat makes it publicly available and solicits comments through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS, https://ocs-new.ippc.int/) from contracting parties, RPPOs, national plant protection services of non-CPs, relevant international organizations and other entities as decided by the SC.

The 2018 first consultation on the following draft ISPMs is now closed:

Draft ISPMs (English, French & Spanish):

(1) 1994-001 Draft 2018 Amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms

(2) 2009-005 Draft Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area

(3) 2014-002 Draft ISPM: Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions

(4) 2014-006 Draft ISPM:Requirements for the use of modified atmosphere treatments as phytosanitary measures


Second and subsequent consultation on draft ISPMs: Following the revision of the standard setting procedure agreed to by IPPC contracting parties at CPM-11 (2016), the second consultation lasts 90 days and takes place from 1 July to 30 September. Taking into account the comments received during the first consultation, the Standards Committee (SC) or the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) revise the draft ISPM. Once the Standard Committee (SC) or SC-7 approves the draft ISPM for the second (or third) consultation, the IPPC Secretariat solicits comments through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) from contracting parties, RPPOs, relevant international organizations, national plant protection services of non-CPs, and other entities as decided by the SC.

The 2018 second consultation on the following draft ISPMs is now closed

  1. 1994-001 Draft 2017 amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms

  2. 2014-004 Draft ISPM Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure


The compiled comments from the consultations period are now posted below.

The IPPC Secretariat invites IPPC Official contact points to review the compiled comments and contact the Secretariat if their comments have not been recorded correctly.

The steward(s) or relevant technical panel reviews the comments, prepares responses to the comments and revises the draft ISPM and submits them to the Secretariat. These are posted for the SC.

The SC reviews the comments submitted from the first consultation, the Steward(s)' responses to the comments and the revised ISPM. The SC decides whether to recommend the draft ISPM to the CPM, or to put it on hold, return it to the Steward(s) or to an expert drafting group, or submit it for another round of consultation.

UPDATE 2018-11-28

It has come to our attention that the French comments discussed at the IPPC Regional Workshop in Africa were not published on the OCS and therefore were not included in the compiled comments report for the First Consultation draft ISPMs.

The compiled comments in French from the Regional Workshop in Africa for all first consultation draft ISPMs are now available below as Addendums.


For more information on the OCS, please visit the OCS page on the IPP. Please contact the IPPC Secretariat at IPPC-OCS@fao.org for assistance using the OCS. In order to get your OCS license, please contact: IPPC-OCS@fao.org.

DPs are presented for consultation in English only. The mechanism to translate diagnostic protocols into languages before first consultation can be found here.

Please note that a document containing the history of previous consultations on draft ISPMs is available as well, previous versions of draft ISPMs going through consultations and their background documents are available in the previous consultations for ISPMs page.

This web page was last reviewed on 2018-07-02. For queries or comments regarding the contents on this page, please contact Aoife.Cassin@fao.org

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Topic # Título Archivos Fecha de publicación
1994-001 2018 PRIMERA CONSULTA: Proyecto de 2018 de enmiendas a la NIMF 5: Glosario de términos fitosanitarios En Es Fr 02 Jul 2018
2009-005 2018 PRIMERA CONSULTA: Proyecto de revisión de la NIMF 8 (Determinación de la situación de una plaga en un área) En Es Fr 02 Jul 2018
2014-002 2018 PRIMERA CONSULTA: Proyecto de NIMF: Autorización a entidades para emprender acciones fitosanitarias En Es Fr 02 Jul 2018
2014-006 2018 PRIMERA CONSULTA: Proyecto de NIMF: Requisitos para el uso de tratamientos en atmósfera modificada como medidas fitosanitarias En Es Fr 02 Jul 2018
1994-001 2018 Second Consultation: Draft 2017 amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms En 02 Jul 2018
2014-004 2018 Second Consultation: Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure En 02 Jul 2018
2014-002 2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft ISPM Authorization of Entities (2014-002) En 05 Jul 2018
2009-005 2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft ISPM Revision of ISPM 8 (2009-005) En 05 Jul 2018
2014-006 2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft ISPM Modified Atomospheres (2014-006) En 05 Jul 2018
1994-001 2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft 2018 Amendments to ISPM 5 (1994-001) En 05 Jul 2018
1994-001 2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft 2017 Amendments to ISPM 5 (1994-001) En 05 Jul 2018
2014-004 2018 Regional Workshop presentation on draft ISPM Fumigation (2014-004) En 05 Jul 2018
1994-001 Compiled Comments - 2018 First Consultation: Draft 2018 Amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms En 01 Oct 2018
2009-005 Compiled Comments- 2018 First Consultation: Draft Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area En 01 Oct 2018
2014-002 Compiled Comments- 2018 First Consultation: Draft ISPM: Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions En 01 Oct 2018
2014-006 Compiled Comments - 2018 First Consultation: Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of modified atmosphere treatments as phytosanitary measures En 01 Oct 2018
1994-001 Compiled comments - 2018 Second Consultation: Draft 2017 amendments to ISPM 5: Glossary of phytosanitary terms En 01 Oct 2018
2014-004 Compiled comments- 2018 Second Consultation: Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure En 01 Oct 2018
1994-001 Addendum 1: Compiled Comments (Fr) from the IPPC Regional Workshop in Africa - 2018 First Consultation: Draft 2018 amendments to ISPM 5 Fr 28 Nov 2018
2009-005 Addendum 1: Compiled Comments (Fr) from the IPPC Regional Workshop in Africa - 2018 First Consultation: Draft Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area Fr 28 Nov 2018
2014-002 Addendum 1: Compiled Comments (Fr) from the IPPC Regional Workshop in Africa - 2018 First Consultation: Draft ISPM: Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions Fr 28 Nov 2018
2014-006 Addendum 1: Compiled Comments (Fr) from the IPPC Regional Workshop in Africa - 2018 First Consultation: Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of modified atmosphere treatments as phytosanitary measures Fr 28 Nov 2018

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