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APHIS Invites U.S. Stakeholders to Comment on IPPC Standards and Documents

PPQ is pleased to announce that on July 1, 2020, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) opened consultation (review and commenting) on draft standards and specifications. 

The IPPC has made several draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs), draft specifications, and draft phytosanitary treatments available for consultation. APHIS is inviting all interested U.S. stakeholders to participate in this consultation. You can find the list of drafts available, deadlines for commenting, and instructions for submitting comments on the APHIS website

If you have any questions about the IPPC consultation process, please email Dr. Marina Zlotina, PPQ’s IPPC Technical Director, at

We look forward to receiving comments from your industry or organization. 

Stay Involved! 

U.S. stakeholders are vital to the work of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO). Your input on proposed projects, review of draft standards and documents, and participation in IPPC and NAPPO events ensure that we are developing relevant standards that advance U.S. harmonization goals. These standards:

  • Facilitate the safe trade of plants, plant products, and other regulated articles
  • Harmonize plant protection policies and practices among and between trading partners in North America and internationally
  • Provide a critical framework for addressing phytosanitary trade issues and negotiating market access requests

Spread the Word! If you represent a large organization or association, please distribute this message to your membership. 

Stay Connected! To receive these updates in your inbox, please subscribe to the APHIS Stakeholder Registry and select the “International Phytosanitary Standards” topic.

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