Join the discussion: Canada's contribution to the International Plant Protection Convention standard-setting process
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from July 1, 2020 to September 7, 2020.
Each year, the International Plant Protection Convention consults with contracting parties on draft ISPMs and draft specifications for ISPMs. These consultations give each member country the opportunity to share their perspectives and contribute towards improving the ISPMs.
The CFIA is responsible for:
- engaging partners and stakeholders
- submitting comments on behalf of Canadians
- ensuring that Canadian interests are considered and reflected in the ISPMs
Join in: how to participate
Review the draft ISPMs or specifications and share your feedback.
Attend the webinar
Participate in the consultation workshop.
Send us an email
Email your comments or questions to the CFIA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you submit written comments:
- provide the specific paragraph number of the draft ISPMs
- explain the purpose of the comments
- suggest alternative text where appropriate
Who is the focus of this consultation
All groups that are interested in plant health and willing to contribute feedback to any of the draft ISPMS including government organizations, importers and industry are encouraged to participate.
The focus of the workshop is on the following draft ISPMs and specifications:
- Focused Revision of ISPM 12 in relation to re-export (2015-011)
- Audit in the Phytosanitary context (2015-014)
- 2019 & 2020 Amendments of ISPM 5 - Glossary of phytosanitary terms (1994-001)
- Commodity-based standards for phytosanitary measures (2019-008)
- Annex to ISPM 38: Annex 1 - Design and use of systems approaches for phytosanitary certification of seeds (2018-009)
- Draft specification for the Technical Panel on Commodity Standards (TPCS) (2019-009)
Other documents included within the current consultations and that may be subject to comments during the workshop are:
- Draft annexes to ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary Treatments for Regulates Pests)
- Irradiation treatment for Tortricidae on fruits (2017-011)
- Cold treatment for Thaumatotibia leucotreta on Citrus sinensis (2017-029)
- Cold treatment for Bactrocera zonata on Citrus sinensis (2017-013)
- Vapour heat - modified atmosphere treatment for Cydia pomonella and Grapholita molesta in fruit of Malus pumila and Prunus persica (2017-037/038)
- Irradiation treatment for Sternochetus frigidus (2017-036)
- Draft PT: Irradiation treatment for Bactrocera dorsalis (2017-015)
- Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Prunus avium, Prunus domestica and Prunus persica (2017-022A)
- Draft PT: Cold treatment for Bactrocera tryoni on Prunus avium, Prunus domestica and Prunus persica (2017-022B)
- Draft PT: Cold treatment for Ceratitis capitata on Vitis vinifera (2017-023A)
- Draft PT: Cold treatment for Bactrocera tryoni on Vitis vinifera (2017-023B)
- Draft PT: Irradiation treatment for Carposina Sasakii (2017-026)
- Draft PT: Irradiation treatment for the genus Anastrepha (2017-031)
- Draft specification for Criteria for the determination of host status for fruit flies based on available information (Annex to ISPM 37) (2018-011)
See the full list of ISPMs, diagnostic protocols and annexes for consultation.
Key questions for discussion
Do you have substantive, technical or editorial comments, concerns or questions on the draft ISPMs under consultation?
Attend the webinar
Date and time
- Date: August 6, 2020
- Time: 1 pm to 4 pm (EST)
- Introduction to the IPPC and the standard setting process
- Overview of changes to draft ISPMs and of the draft specifications for ISPMs
- Open discussion and comment period
- Next steps
Join via WebEx
- Join the workshop
- If requested, enter your name and email address
- Click "Join" and follow the instructions on your screen
Join by phone
- National Capital Region: 613-960-7515 or toll free: 1-877-413-4791
- Access code: 2897416
The workshop will be conducted in English, but you can ask questions in the language of your choice.
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