Adopted IPPC Standards -- International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs)
International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are adopted by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). The IPPC is the only international standard setting organization for plant health recognized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) under the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the SPS Agreement).
Both contracting and non-contracting parties to the IPPC are encouraged to implement these standards.
Standards in themselves are not regulatory instruments, but come into force once countries establish requirements within their national legislation. Requests for specific information on import requirements should be addressed to the national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) of the country of import.
If you have a specific request for import requirements, please contact the IPPC Official Contact Point for the US, available on the IPPC website.
For more information about IPPC standards, please contact Lottie Erikson, Acting IPPC Technical Director at IPPC.TechnicalDirector@aphis.usda.gov.
Adopted NAPPO Standards -- Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPMs)
NAPPO develops science-based Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPMs) which are intended to protect agricultural, forest and other plant resources against regulated plant pests, while facilitating trade. All RSPMs are adopted by the NAPPO Executive Committee.
For more information about NAPPO standards, please contact Stephanie Dubon, Acting NAPPO Technical Director, at NAPPO.TechnicalDirector@aphis.usda.gov.