International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are standards adopted by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), which is the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The IPPC is the only standard setting organization for plant health.
Standards aim to regulate international trade in such a way as to keep it safe in phytosanitary terms and to restrict it as little as possible and provide guidance on procedures, regulations and treatments that can be used to manage pest risks associated with the international movement of goods and conveyances.
The Standards Committee (SC), established in 2006 by CPM-1 as its standard developing body, manages the standard-setting process and assists in the development of ISPMs identified by the CPM as priority standards.
The SC is constituted by 25 members drawn from each of the FAO regions: Africa (4), Asia (4), Europe (4), Latin America and the Caribbean (4), Near East (4), North America (2) and Southwest Pacific (3). The SC selects from within its members a subgroup of seven experts, the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7), to undertake detailed work on draft standards
The following table lists the Near East representatives in the Standards Committee. Countries are encouraged to contact directly or through the NEPPO Secretariat to support the review of draft specifications, current standards and to provide them with their view and opinion to present a joint and coordinated view of the region at the Standard Committee meetings.
|Name, mailing address, telephone||Email address||Confirmed Term||expires
|Ms Shaza OMAR
Central Administration Of Plant Quarantine
Ministry of Agriculture 1 Nadi al Said Street
Dokki, Giza, EGYPT
Fax: (+20) 237608574
SC Vice-Chairperson. SC-7
1st term/3 years (2)
|Mr Gamil RAMADHAN
General Director of Plant Protection Department of
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation,Aden.YEMEN
Tel: 00967 770712209
Or 00967 733802618
member for Mr.Nazir Al BDOUR
1st term / 3 years (2)
|Mr Abdulqader Khudhair ABBAS,
Ministry of Agriculture
Plant protection directorate.
Abu Ghraib Baghdad IRAQ
|Replacement member for Ms Maryam JALILI MOGHADAM and Mr Ali Amin KAFU
1st term / 3 years
|Mr Youssef Al MASRI
Ministry of agriculture; crop protection division
Rwayseh Salima Maten alala Babda
1st term / 3 years