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

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) continues 2020 consultation on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. You can find the list of drafts available and instructions for reviewing and submitting comments on the APHIS website

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites stakeholders to submit comments on these documents by August 15, 2020, to 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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