The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Technical Panel on Glossary to hold annual meeting in Chile.

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Rome, 24 November 2022. The Technical Panel on Glossary (TPG) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is gathering for its annual meeting from 28 November to 2 December 2022 at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

The meeting will be the first in-person for the TPG since the COVID-19 pandemic and the first one to take place outside of Rome since the last in-person meeting was held in Copenhagen in 2008.

This year, the Panel will advance its work by reviewing the country comments on the Draft Amendments to the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 5 that were submitted to the first IPPC consultation in 2022.

In addition, the TPG will provide suggestions on consistency, terminology and translation comments received on ulterior draft ISPMs that will be transmitted to the Stewards. The TPG will continue its routine work of reviewing the consistency of adopted ISPMs.

The TPG was recently tasked by the IPPC Standards Committee (SC) to re-consider some terminologies in the 2021 Draft Amendments to ISPM 5. The terms in question are:

*“inspection” (2017-005);

*“test” (2021-005);

*“visual examinations” (2022-01).

The TPG will resume its work on the term “Emerging pest” (2018-003) that will be compiled into a new “Draft Amendments to the Glossary” and then sent to the SC in its bi-annual meeting in May 2023.

Based on discussions held at the November SC meeting, the TPG will update its work plan for 2023 and 2024 which will be presented to the SC in May 2023.