APHIS Seeks Input on Draft International Phytosanitary Standards

The International Plant Protection Convention has posted for comment draft international phytosanitary standards on the following topics:

APHIS urges U.S. stakeholders to review and submit comments. Submit comments no later than Friday, August 26. You can download the draft standards from the IPPC consultation site or by clicking the links above. Specific instructions for submitting comments are available on the APHIS Web site. For more information contact Marina Zlotina at Marina.A.Zlotina@aphis.usda.gov.

These standards facilitate safe trade in plants and plant products, harmonize plant protection policies and practices among trading partners, and provide a critical framework for addressing phytosanitary trade issues and negotiating market access requests. U.S. input is important to ensure the development of technically sound standards and to advance U.S. harmonization goals.

If you represent a large association, please distribute this message to your membership. We will continue to send announcements about IPPC standards through the APHIS Stakeholder Registry. To subscribe, go to: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/subscriber/new and select the topic “international phytosanitary standards.”

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