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ISPM-15

ISPM-15

We are ISPM 15 Wood Packaging Material Certified. 

We meet & exceed all international packaging standards.  All our work is stamped compliant and a declaration can be issued.

Just exactly what is ISPM15?

Wood packaging such as pallets, crates, cases, dunnage, cradles and skids used in the transport of commodities during export are often made from unprocessed raw wood.  Packaging of this nature provides a pathway for the introduction and spread of pests and diseases and therefore poses a significant plant health risk.

In recognition of the plant health risk associated with wood packaging the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has adopted a wood packaging standard: International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures - Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging in International Trade (ISPM15).  This standard aims to significantly lessen the risk of unprocessed raw wood being used as a pathway for the introduction and the spread of pests and diseases through international trade.  As a signatory to the IPPC New Zealand is obliged to implement this standard.

To meet the requirements of ISPM15 all wood packaging material shall undergo either heat treatment or fumigation with methyl bromide.  To verify that treatment has occurred and to provide traceability to the country of origin an internationally recognised certification mark are applied to the treated wood packaging.

Treatment providers who meet the requirements of ISPM15 are authorised by MAF Biosecurity New Zealand to apply the internationally recognised mark to wood packaging material produced for use in the export trade.