Consultations


The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) approves new topics for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM). The Standards Committee (SC) assigns a steward to each topic who, in consultation with the IPPC Secretariat, drafts a specification.

Specifications for ISPMs outline the content and scope of a future ISPM and are used by the expert drafting groups to draft the ISPM.

  • Consultations on draft specifications takes annually place from July 01 to August 31
  • Consultations on draft ISPMs takes place annually from July 01 to September 30

Draft Diagnostic Protocols (DPs) are submitted to one expert consultation period unless decided otherwise by the SC.

CPM Recommendations

Please go to the following link for the 2019 consultation of the draft CPM recommendation on Safe provision of food and other aid to prevent the introduction of plant pests during an emergency situation (2018-026): https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/current-consultations-for-cpm-recommendations/

the IPPC Secretariat makes it publicly available and solicits comments through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) from contracting parties, RPPOs, national plant protection services of non-CPs, relevant international organizations, and other entities as decided by the SC.

For more information on the OCS, please visit the OCS page on the IPP. Please contact the IPPC Secretariat (IPPC-OCS@fao.org) for assistance using the OCS.

All consultation comments are published on the IPP.