On July 10, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) recently opened 3 draft specification documents and 13 draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) for 2017 Consultation (review and commenting). APHIS is inviting stakeholders to participate in 2017 Consultation on these documents by the due dates listed below.

Draft Specifications

Background information may be found on the IPPC Consultations for Draft Specifications page. Comments are due to APHIS by August 11, 2017.

Draft Standards

Background information may be found on the IPPC Consultations for Draft ISPMs page. Comments are due to APHIS by August 25, 2017.

For First Consultation:

For Second Consultation:

Instructions for Submitting Comments

To submit comments, follow the instructions on the APHIS website. Comments should fall into one of three categories: substantial, technical, or editorial.