Canada's role in international plant protection
International Plant Protection Convention
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is Canada's representative to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). Canada is a Contracting Party to the IPPC, an international treaty that establishes a common approach to preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests, and promotes appropriate measures for their control. The work of the IPPC Secretariat is governed by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) which adopts International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). The IPPC Secretariat coordinates the activities of the Convention and is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO).
Read an executive summary of CFIA's annual report on the involvement in IPPC activities.
North American Plant Protection Organization
Canada is a member of North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO), a trilateral Regional Plant Protection Organization established under the IPPC. NAPPO's mission is to provide a forum for public and private sectors in Canada, the United States and Mexico to collaborate in the development of science-based standards intended to protect agricultural, forest and other plant resources against regulated plant pests, while facilitating trade. This mission includes the development of Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPM).
Each year, the IPPC and NAPPO conduct consultations with contracting parties on draft ISPMs and RSPMs. The CFIA is responsible for submitting comments on behalf of Canadians.
All comments should identify the draft ISPM's specific paragraph number to which they apply and need to be supported by an explanation of their purpose and suggestions for alternative text where appropriate.
All comments must be submitted to the CFIA at IPPC-Contact@inspection.gc.ca by September 2, 2016.
The First Consultation on draft International Standards began on July 1, 2016 and ends on September 2, 2016. This will give Canadians the opportunity to review and comment the draft standards.
The following documents are available for First Consultation:
|1994-001||Draft 2016 Amendments to ISPM 5|
|2014-005||Draft ISPM: Requirements for the use of temperature treatments as phytosanitary measures|
|2009-004||Draft version of ISPM 6: National surveillance systems|
|2013-001||Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum|
Second and Subsequent Consultation
The following documents are available for Second and Subsequent Consultation.
The consultation period began on July 1, 2016 and ends September 30, 2016.
The following draft diagnostic protocols (Annexes to ISPM 27: Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests) were approved by the Standards Committee.
The notification period from July 1, 2016 to August 15, 2016.
Contracting Parties (CP) have 45 days to review the approved draft diagnostic protocols and submit an objection, if any. If a CP has an objection, the CP submits the objection along with the technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the draft ISPM.
|2006-025||Aphelenchoides besseyi, A. ritzemabosi and A. fragariae|
|2004-021||Citrus tristeza virus|
|2004-019||Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) and Watermelon silver mottle virus(WSMoV)|
Are you interested in keeping up to date on consultations? Do you have questions about the comments submitted by the CFIA? Please send us an email and we will add you to our mailing list. You can also follow the CFIA on Twitter @CFIA_Canada.
Additional IPPC and NAPPO information can be found at:
- International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (adopted standards)
- International Plant Protection Convention (text of the convention)
- IPPC contracting parties and links to their NPPO official contact points
- IPPC Dispute Settlement Procedure
- NAPPO's Phytosanitary Alert System
- NAPPO's Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures
- Regional Plant Protection Organizations
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