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What YOU need to know about ISPMs (and were afraid to ask). and why should you care?. Kerry O. Britton National Program Leader for Forest Pathology Research & Development USDA Forest Service Arlington, VA. NISAW, 2011. WHAT are ISPMs?.

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What YOU need to know about ISPMs

(and were afraid to ask)

and why should you care?

Kerry O. Britton

National Program Leader for Forest Pathology Research & Development

USDA Forest Service

Arlington, VA

NISAW, 2011


What are ispms
WHAT are ISPMs?

  • ISPM = International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures

  • Developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (under WTO)

    by NPPOs

  • Facilitate development of pest prevention regulations by member countries


A phytosanitary measure
A Phytosanitary Measure

  • Must be technically justified (science)

  • Must be least restrictive of trade

  • ISPMs

    • help harmonize measures

    • Improve trade flow

    • Reduce the spread of pests


Why should you care
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

  • Pests arrive mostly in trade

  • PREVENTION is key!

  • PROTECT

    global

    biodiversity


2 5 new forest pests yr in the usa 1 in 4 cause major damage
2.5 new forest pests/yr in the USA1 in 4 cause major damage

Sap Feeders

Foliage Feeders

Wood Borers

“Other insects”

Source: Aukema et al., 2010


Standards and regulations will be developed with or w o you
Standards and Regulations will be developed with or w/o you

  • Forestry world surprised by ISPM-15

    • Only about 40% effective

    • Treatment failure or failure to treat????

  • New standards under development for:

    • Wood products

    • Seed

    • Plants for Planting

    • Forest Surveillance (planning stage)

    • Wooden Handicrafts (future)

    • Biological Control (future)


PHYTOsanitary

requirements?

Who, Me ????


Stakeholder input would
Stakeholder input would:

  • Make standards more practical, usable

  • Improve implementation & efficacy


FOR:

  • Foresters

  • Students

  • Regulators


Explains
EXPLAINS:

  • Phytosanitary Standards and Regulations to foresters

  • Forestry Practices to Regulators


Modules on
Modules on:

  • Forest Pests

  • Trade Regulation

  • BMPs for

    Forestry

  • ISPMs



Natural resource communities and NPPOs need to learn to communicate and collaborate

Agriculture

Forester


Core group
Core Group communicate and collaborate

Hesham A. Abuelnaga

USA

Eric Allen

Canada

Kerry Britton

USA

Roddie Burgess

UK

Edson Tadeu Iede

Brazil

Hugh Evans

UK

Su See Lee

Malaysia

Andrei Orlinski

France

Sarah A.H. Olembo

Ethiopia

Shiroma Sathyapala

New Zealand

Shane Sela

IPPC

Adnan Uzunovic

Canada

Beverly Moore

FAO

Brian Zak

Canada

Gillian Allard

FAO


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