Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

10/03/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/03/2023 14:47

APHIS Invites U.S. Stakeholders to Comment on NAPPO Documents

APHIS Invites U.S. Stakeholders to Comment on NAPPO Documents

Published: Oct 3, 2023

PPQ is pleased to announce that the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) opened consultation on draft documents beginning October 2, 2023.

NAPPO has made available for consultation (review and commenting) a new draft regional guidance document on improving implementation of ISPM 25 (Consignments in transit) and a revision of the NAPPO Discussion Document 5 (Management of Huanglongbing (HLB) and its vector, the Asian-Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri). APHIS is inviting all interested U.S. stakeholders to participate in this consultation. You can find the list of available drafts, deadlines for commenting, and instructions for submitting comments on the APHIS website.

If you have any questions about NAPPO consultation, please email Stephanie Dubon, PPQ's NAPPO Technical Director, at [email protected].

We look forward to receiving comments from your industry or organization.

Stay Involved!

U.S. stakeholders are vital to the work of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO). Your input on proposed projects, review of draft standards and documents, and participation in IPPC and NAPPO events ensures we are developing relevant standards that advance U.S. harmonization goals. Standards facilitate the safe trade of plants, plant products and other regulated articles while protecting the environment, harmonize plant protection policies and practices among and between trading partners in North America and internationally, and provide a critical framework for addressing phytosanitary trade issues and negotiating market access requests.

Spread the Word! If you represent a large organization or association, please distribute this message to your membership.

Stay Connected! To receive these updates in your inbox, please subscribe to the APHIS Stakeholder Registry and select the "International Phytosanitary Standards" topic.

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