Wood Packing

Wood Packing

  • ISPM 15 WOOD PACKING MARKS

      Question:   We recently had a container stopped by CBP at the Detroit border and subsequently had to have container returned to France because CBP said that the ISPM 15 compliance marking that indicates the wood packaging had been heat treated had to be visible and appear on all sides of each wooden crate. […]

  • WOOD PATTERN IMPORTATION

      Question:   In the process of importing a large wooden pattern with multiple pieces from Korea the pattern was made and used in Korea.  It now has to be moved to the US.  It is used to make metal castings.  Does the pattern need to be heat treated or fumigated since it is wood?  […]

  • WOOD PACKING AND CBP ENFORCEMENT additional answers

      Question:       We import goods from Mexico in wood packing materials (WPM).  These WPM are       subject to the APHIS wood packing material regulation that requires them to       be treated for pests and marked to indicate that they were treated.  We are       concerned about […]

  • WOOD PACKING AND CBP ENFORCEMENT

      QUESTION: We import goods from Mexico in wood packing materials (WPM).  These WPM are   subject to the APHIS wood packing material regulation that requires them to   be treated for pests and marked to indicate that they were treated.  We are   concerned about CBP’s enforcement policy of assessing penalties after more   […]

  • Single source for ISPM-15 standards?

    Question: Countries are slowly beginning to add their own unique requirements tothe basic ISPM-15 Wood Packaging Standards (stamped and treated).  Forexample, Australia also requires bark free and certification.  Is the membershipaware of a single source that has up-to-date information for all of thevarious country requirements?

  • ISPM 15 ON FRANCE / GERMANY SHIPMENTS

    Question:   I have started a new position and will be sending large pieces that will require Shipping the pieces is 38 to 57′ L wooden crates.   I know that these two countries Require the crates to be build from heat treated wood (ISPM 15), however I have someone else (that has not ever been […]

  • ISPM 15 WOOD CRATES

    Question:   We will be shipping several large pieces to France and Germany and I have difference with a few people in regards to the wood that needs to be used to build the crates.     It has been my understanding that wooden crates going into these two countries need to be heat treated   […]

  • Wood Packing Q&A 1

    As I understand it, China PRC has fully implemented the ISPM 15 wood packing standards now and any certificate from APHIS is no longer required. With the new year upon us, does anyone have an up to date list of countries that have implemented ISPM 15?

  • Wood Packing Q&A 2

    It does not appear that a statement is required on export invoices stating the wood packaging material contained in the shipment is ISPM 15. Is this true, and are there any countries that do require a statement to be on the invoice for import? Is there a standard statement that is used on export invoices […]

  • Wood Packing Q&A 3

    QUESTION ON WPM NOTIFICATION: Does anyone have a sample of a notification sent to suppliers for WPM requirements since the Guidelines for Liquidated Damages & Penalties went into effect on Mar 9th 2007? We sent notification in Jan 2006 of the WPM requirements but nothing since the new guidelines went into effect. Unfortunately, we have […]

  • Wood Packing Q&A 4

    My company uses wood pallets and lumber for some shipments. For these shipments, we use either wood materials with an ISPM-15 stamp or we provide a certificate that states the wood packaging is compliant with ISPM-15. In some cases, the individual lumber pieces may not be marked. Does anyone have comments on the effectiveness of […]