Draft Standards

Draft Standards

Draft Standards and Other Documents for Comment

PPQ actively works to obtain broad participation by States, industry, and other stakeholders in the development and use of international and regional plant health standards. Plant health stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on draft standards and specifications. Draft standards and specifications open for comments can be accessed by selecting the consultation links below.

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Consultation

Current IPPC draft standards available for consultation 

There are currently no IPPC draft standards available for consultation.

How to Submit Comments

You can download all the drafts for comment on the IPPC consultation site. To view the documents in English, open the “En” version. Please focus your comments on these areas: substantive (conceptual changes and the addition of new aspects or ideas), technical (scientific corrections and technical adjustments), and editorial (clarifies or simplifies the text without changing the meaning). For each comment, provide alternative wording and justification for the changes you recommend. For each standard, use Word document “Review” features to comment directly in the draft document downloaded from the IPPC website. You can also provide comments in any other format by indicating the paragraph number in the corresponding draft document. If the comment is relevant to the entire draft, state “General” instead.

Please email your comments to:

Marina Zlotina
PPQ IPPC Technical Director
Telephone: 301-851-2200

There are three member consultation periods throughout the year:

After comments are submitted and consultation closes, the IPPC Secretariat compiles the comments and posts them to the IPPC website.

For more information about IPPC member consultation, contact Marina Zlotina, IPPC Technical Director, at Marina.A.Zlotina@aphis.usda.gov.

North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) Consultation

NAPPO consultation varies depending on the project. For more information about NAPPO consultation, contact Patricia Abad, PPQ NAPPO Technical Director, at Patricia.V.Abad@aphis.usda.gov.

There are currently no drafts available for comment.

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