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International Standards – 2016 country consultation

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has published a series of draft international standards (ISPMs) for country consultation. Interested parties are invited to consider these. Comments will be considered and where appropriate submitted by the UK’s representatives at meetings of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Convention (EPPO) and the European Council during September. Details about the standards and the IPPC can be found at www.ippc.int

The drafts are in three batches.

First Consultation on draft ISPMs

Use the following link to view the list of ISPMs released by the IPPC for comment in the framework of the First Consultation on draft ISPMs, including descriptions of the procedures.

The 2016 First Consultation on draft ISPMs and Draft diagnostic protocols addresses the following topics:

Draft ISPMs:


Draft diagnostic protocols:


Use the following link to view the list of ISPMs released by the IPPC for comment in the framework of the Second and Subsequent Consultation on draft ISPMs, including descriptions of the procedures.

The 2016 Second Consultation on draft ISPMs addresses the following topics:


The 2016 Third Consultation on draft ISPMs addresses the following topics:


Use the following link to view the list of ISPMs released by the IPPC for comment in the framework of the Second and Subsequent Consultation on draft ISPMs, including descriptions of the procedures.

If you wish to comment on any of the above drafts, please send them to simon.anning@defra.gsi.gov.uk by 8th August 2016.

People outside the UK wishing to comment should do so via their national plant health authorities.