Published: IPPC Standards Committee report – November 2017

Grain port

The report from the November 13-17 Standards Committee (SC), which brought together 25 governments, is now available here.

The report includes details about the forthcoming International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) for the movement of grain, which stands to impact over 85% of global trade. Agreement has not yet been reached on outstanding issues such as “foreign material” and “traceability”. All 183 countries or “contracting parties” to the IPPC will present views on the draft ISPM in April 2018, followed by another meeting of the SC in May.

The IGTC is coordinating an effort to make sure that grain trade expertise is fed into the process from all corners of the globe.