PRESSWOOD PACKAGING AND ISPM- 15
PRESSWOOD PACKAGING AND PROVISIONS CONCERNING PACKAGING USED IN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT (ISPM-15)
Why are pallets and crates made of presswood understood as 'export packaging'?
In the case of packaging used for export shipments, very strict rules apply – ISPM-15. These provisions are directed to wood material used in the production of standard wooden transport packaging. They exclude packaging made of pressed wood because they are resistant to all pesticides.
About the provisions of the ISPM-15 standard …
What are ISPM-15 regulations for?
There may be pests in wood of any origin. Often, wood is used in the production of wooden packaging in a way that does not sufficiently prevent the spread of pests. Phytosanitary standards are applicable to packaging wood by all countries to reduce the risk of spreading quarantine organisms associated with this material.
Wood used as packaging material in practice.
„Wood from live or dead trees may be infected with harmful organisms. Packaging material is often made of untreated wood or treatments that can remove or kill such organisms, which is why
it is a way of their transfer and spread. Stowage wood has been shown to pose a particularly high risk of entering and spreading harmful organisms. In addition, packaging wood is very often again
used, repaired or reconditioned (as described in chapter 4.3). It is difficult to determine the true place of origin for each element of wooden packaging and therefore assessing their phytosanitary status is not easy. Therefore, it is often impossible
carrying out the normal pest risk assessment procedure to determine whether the measures are necessary and their scope. For this reason, this standard describes internationally adopted measures that can be applied to packaging wood by all countries to significantly reduce the risk of entering and spreading most quarantine organisms associated with this material. „
Which wooden packaging is covered by the provisions of the ISPM-15 standard?
Phytosanitary regulations apply to all wooden packaging that may occur in imported consignments, including parcels that are not subject to routine phytosanitary inspection.
Wooden packaging material covered by ISPM-15 regulations.
„These guidelines apply to wooden packaging material in any form that can be a pathway for harmful organisms posing a risk above all for live trees. They include wooden packaging material such as boxes, boxes, cages, dunnage, pallets, drums and reels for cable winding, which can occur in almost every imported shipment, including shipments that are not subject to routine phytosanitary inspection. „
Which wood materials do these rules do NOT apply to?
– wooden packaging material made entirely of thin wood (thickness 6 mm or less)
– wooden packaging material made entirely of processed wood, such as plywood, chipboards, OSB boards or veneer, with the use of glue, high temperature or pressure or a combination of these measures
– barrels for wine or spirits exposed to high temperatures during production
– decorative packaging for wine, cigars and other items made of wood subjected to processing and / or a production process that eliminates harmful organisms
– sawdust, trimmings and wood wool
– wooden elements permanently attached to transport vehicles and containers.
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