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IPPC International Standards 2017 country consultation

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has published for country consultation a series of draft international standards on phytosanitary measures (ISPMs).  The standards can be downloaded from the Current consultations for draft ISPMs section of the IPPC website.     

First Consultation

Countries are not constrained in the type or number of comments that can be made on first consultation drafts.  It is important that any problems with implementation are identified and, where appropriate, alternatives proposed.

Draft standards

  • Requirements for the use of fumigation as a phytosanitary measure (2014-004)
  • International movement of cut flowers and foliage (2008-005)
  • 2017 Amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) (1994-001)

Draft diagnostic protocols

  • Puccinia psidii (2006-018)
  • Xylella fastidiosa (2004-024)
  • Bactrocera dorsalis complex (2006-026)
  • Revision of DP 2 Plum pox virus (PPV) (2016-007)
  • Conotrachelus nenuphar (2013-002)
  • Ips spp. (2006-020) 

Second Consultation

Second consultation drafts have already been out for consultation, redrafted by the IPPC Standards Committee, and are presented for final consideration.  Only crucial comments that concern issues arising in the drafts which would cause major problems for implementation should be submitted.   Text which is grey is not open for commenting on.

Draft Standards

  • Requirements for the use of temperature treatments as a phytosanitary measure (2014-005)
  • Draft 2015 and 2016 amendments to ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms) (1994-001)
  • Draft revision of ISPM 15 (Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade):
    • Annex 1 (Approved treatments associated with wood packaging material)
    • Annex 2 (The mark and its application) to ISPM 15, inclusion of the phytosanitary treatment Sulphuryl fluoride fumigation and revision of the dielectric heating section (2006-010A&B)
  • Draft revision of ISPM 6 (Surveillance) (2009-004) 

Responding to the consultation 

Interested parties are invited to submit any comments on the standards to plantpestsrisks@defra.gsi.gov.uk before 2nd of August 2017. Comments will then 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.  The European Commission will submit agreed comments to the IPPC Secretariat in late September.