Implementation Review and Support System

The objective of the IRSS is facilitating and promoting the implementation of the IPPC and ISPMs, while contributing to the objectives of the IPPC Strategic Framework.
The IRSS is an evaluation tool of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that focuses on identifying contracting parties' challenges and opportunities for implementation of the Convention and International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs).
Identifying challenging areas as well as best practices provides vital input in the strategic development of resources and tools to enhance implementation at the national, regional and global levels. The generous support of the European Commission (EC) has allowed the Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) to function on a project basis from 2011.

The IRSS was originally conceived as a system which would monitor challenges in implementing the IPPC convention, standards, and CPM recommendations, scan emerging issues and provide assistance based support to enable focus on implementation.

There is an IC Sub-group for the Implementation and Review and Support System (IRSS) that oversees the IRSS activities. For more information on the IC Sub-group for IRSS, please visit the IC Sub-group for the IRSS page

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2012 General Survey Questionnaire 2012 Study on Aquatic Plants 2012 ISPM 6 Surveillance: Regional Workshop Africa
2013 ISPM 13 Notification of Non-compliance questionnaire 2012 Study Internet Trade in Plants 2012 ISPM 6 Surveillance: Regional Workshop Caribbean
2013 ISPM 12 Notification of non-compliance results 2016 Study on Biosecurity Approach 2012 ISPM 6 Surveillance: Regional Workshop Near East
2013 ISPM 17 (Pest Reporting) and ISPM 19 (Guidelines on Regulated Pests) Survey Questionnaire 2016 Study on Diversion from Intended Use 2012 ISPM 6 Surveillance: Central Europe
2016 General Survey II Results 2016 Study on Equivalence 2012 ISPM 6 Surveillance: Report of Global Symposium South Korea
  2017 Emerging Issues 2013 M&E Indicators UK
    2014 Report: Triennial Implementation Review
    2016 Report Benefits of Implementing the IPPC
    2017 Surveillance Report: TC RPPOs
    2017 Report: Triennial Implementation Review