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Canada's contribution to the International Plant Protection Convention standard-setting process: Open consultation

Current status: Open

Open from July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022

Each year, the International Plant Protection Convention conducts consultations with contracting parties on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). Through these consultations, each member country has the opportunity to share its perspectives and contribute towards improving the ISPMs. The CFIA is responsible for engaging partners and stakeholders, submitting comments on behalf of Canadians and ensuring that Canadian interests are considered and reflected in the ISPMs.

The topics of the 2022 consultations are as follows.

Draft ISPMs

For first consultation:

For second consultation:

Draft specifications for ISPMs:

Draft specifications for guides and training materials:

Join in: how to participate

Review the documents linked under IPPC Consultations and provide comments to

The deadlines for comments are:

Who is the focus of this consultation

All groups and individuals interested in plant health and willing to contribute feedback to any of the draft documents are encouraged to participate, including government organizations, importers, researchers and industry.

Key questions for discussion

Substantive, technical or editorial comments, concerns or questions on the draft documents are welcome.

Related information

The IPPC's previous consultations for draft ISPMs page lists the history of previous consultations for draft ISPMs, previous versions of draft ISPMs, background documents and responses to comments.

Contact us

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