Implementation Instrument

1. Title

Appendix 1 of ISPM 12 Phytosanitary Certificates: Electronic phytosanitary certificates, information on standard XML schemas and exchange mechanisms (2014)

4. Details of the entity that has ownership on this instrument
a. Name
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN/FAO)
b. Email

This guide is Appendix 1 of the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measure (ISPM) 12: Phytosanitary Certificates. This guide provides guidance on how to issue electronic phytosanitary certificate using XML, including XML Schema format and contents as well as exchange mechanism and management of exchanged electronic certificates. 

6. Relevant documents
7. Geographical application scope of this instrument
8. This instrument is related to:
Electronic message:
- XML:
- Other XML format: UNCEFACT XML
9. Standard nature of this implementation instrument
Technical guide