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Calls for Topics, Treatment Data, and Experts

IPPC Calls

An International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) call is a request for data, information, topics for standards, tools for implementation experts, support, etc. The IPPC Secretariat holds calls on a regular and ad-hoc basis.

For more information about IPPC calls, contact Marina Zlotina, PPQ’s IPPC Technical Director, at

Call for Topics: Standards and Implementation

IPPC standards play a critical role in safeguarding plant resources and creating new export opportunities for producers and exporters. Priority is given to proposals that have the largest potential global impact, contribute to the purpose of the IPPC, can be implemented at the global level, clearly identify problems that need to be resolved through the development or implementation of standards, and for which there is adequate technical information available to support the proposed initiative. Visit the IPPC web site to view the criteria for proposals, download the submission forms, and read about other requirements.

For more information about IPPC calls, contact Marina Zlotina, PPQ’s IPPC Technical Director, at

The IPPC Secretariat will only accept topic proposals from the U.S. Official Contact Point.

Call for phytosanitary treatment submission data

The IPPC Secretariat accepts submissions for phytosanitary treatment data at any time, as long as resources are available.

Send your phytosanitary treatment data to at least 10 business days before the deadline (if applicable) so APHIS experts can review both the technical aspects of your submissions as well as the accuracy of the forms. 

The IPPC Secretariat will only accept phytosanitary treatment data from the U.S. Official Contact Point.

Call for experts

Once the dates are confirmed for a meeting of experts to draft a standard, the IPPC Secretariat holds a call for experts. Nominations must come from the national or regional plant protection organization, and should have the necessary scientific expertise and subject matter experience to assist in the development of the draft standard.

If you will be submitting your nomination through the national plant protection organization of the United States, APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine, send your call for experts package to at least 10 business days before the deadline so APHIS can ensure your submission is complete.

NAPPO Call for Projects

The North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) seeks new project proposals every other year. The next call for proposals is planned for 2021. The stakeholders from the three member countries (the United States, Canada, and Mexico) and NAPPO Expert Groups can submit new proposals for NAPPO’s consideration. The call for project proposals is NAPPO’s first step in the process for identifying new projects or topics to add to its Work Program. This is also the initial step in the NAPPO standard setting process for proposals to develop regional standards.

For more information on the NAPPO Call for projects, visit the NAPPO website or contact

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