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IPPC consultations on drafts ISPMs and specifications for ISPMs - 2021

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Consultation Period on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and draft specifications for ISPMs has opened. 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 2021.

The IPPC Secretariat made the drafts 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 Standards Committee (SC).

The following draft ISPMs (and revisions) are available for first consultations:

  • Revision of ISPM 4 (2009-002), Priority 4
  • The Use of Specific Import Authorizations (2008-006), Priority 4
  • Revision of ISPM 18 (2014-007), Priority 1
  • 2021 Draft Amendments of ISPM 5 (1994-001)
  • Draft Diagnostic Protocols (English only)
  • Candidatus Liberibacter spp. on Citrus spp. (2004-010), Priority 2
  • Draft Phytosanitary Treatments (English, French & Spanish)
  • Irradiation treatment for treatment for Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (2017-027), Priority 3

The following draft ISPMs and PTs are now available for second consultation:

  • Focused Revision of ISPM 12 (“re-export”) (2015-011), Priority
  • Audit in the Phytosanitary context (2015-014), Priority 2
  • 2019 & 2020 Amendments of ISPM 5 (1994-001)
  • Commodity-based standards for phytosanitary measures (2019-008), Priority 1
  • Irradiation treatment for Tortricidae on fruits (2017-011), Priority 1
  • Cold treatment for Bactrocera zonata on Citrus sinensis (2017-013), Priority 2
  • Vapour heat - modified atmosphere treatment for Cydia pomonella and Grapholita molesta in fruit of Malus pumila and Prunus persica (2017-037/038), Priority 3
  • Irradiation treatment for Sternochetus frigidus (2017-036), Priority 2
  • Irradiation treatment for Zeugodacus tau (2017-025) Priority 2

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