Pest Risk Analysis Tool


Links are provided to a selection of useful resources for PRA below but many more can be found by searching the websites of the appropriate authorities and organizations.

International Organizations

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

IPPC International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP)

International Seed Federation (ISF)

Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF)

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs)

National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs)

Phytosanitary Standards and Regulations

IPPC International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs), see particularly and ISPM 2 and ISPM 11 for PRA and ISPM 5 for a glossary of phytosanitary terms

WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

IPPC Phytosanitary System page developed by the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee

Contributed resources reviewed by IPPC

Previous PRAs

EPPO Platform on PRAs - you can also sign up for a monthly newsletter listing the new PRAs and articles

UK Plant Health Risk Register PRAs


Pest Categorization

EPPO Global Database for pest distributions, hosts, regulatory statuses, datasheets etc.

Pathways for Pest Introduction

EUROPHYT European notification system for plant health interceptions

International Seed Federation (ISF) Regulated pest list database for vegetable seeds

        International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Reference pest list for major non-vegetable seeds

        IPPC e-commerce guide

Phytosanitary Treatments

IPPC Phytosanitary Treatments for Regulated Pests (ISPM 28)

EPPO standards for phytosanitary treatments

USDA-APHIS Treatment Manual

Risk Management  

Systems approach: Main IPPC page and Online tools

World Bank guide for prioritiziing border management activities: Risk prioritization in phytosantinitary management

Import Requirements

Australian Government's Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) Database

USDA-APHIS Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements (ACIR) Database

USDA-APHIS Plants for Planting Manual (PDF)

USDA-APHIS Treatment Manual Operational guide for selecting and conducting quarantine treatments (PDF)

Agricultural Production and Trade Statistics


UN Comtrade Database

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Training Materials and E-Learning

IPPC Guides and Training Materials

     YouTube video: Pest Risk Analysis: Why we do it and why it is important

COLEAD e-learning platform - see Plant Health courses

Food Safety Network (USA) SPS Plant Health Courses