INDUSTRY UPDATES
Allegheny County Beetle Update: Quarantined County.
New wood in any quarantined county must be heat treated!
 
  International Shipping Requirements  

Canadian/U.S. Exemption for Solid Wood Packaging Expected to End  MAY 2008

ISPM 15 Update: IFQRG and NAPPO Activities

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

ISPM 15 Update    March 2008

LATIN AMERICA

NORTH AMERICA

ASIA PACIFIC

Argentina 

United States

Australia

Brazil

Canada

China

Bolivia

Mexico

India

Chile

 

Indonesia

Colombia

EUROPE

Japan

Costa Rica

Bulgaria

Jordan

Cuba

European Union

Lebanon

Dominican Republic

Switzerland

New Zealand

Ecuador

Turkey

Oman

Guatemala

 

Philippines

Honduras

AFRICA

South Korea

Nicaragua

Egypt

Taiwan

Panama

Nigeria

 

Paraguay

Seychelles

 

Peru

South Africa

 

Trinidad & Tobago

Tanzania

 

Venezuela

 

 


 
  Material Fumigation Program

 

 

 

MB mark

MB dunnage mark

MB lumber mark

 

 

Program Overview 

 

NWPCA and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MUO) giving the association the authority to administer the Export Wood Packaging Material (WPM) Fumigation Program. The program conforms with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) Publication No. 15 Guidelines for regulating wood packaging materials in international trade and adheres to the Export WPM Fumigation Program POLICY and ENFORCEMENT REGULATIONS. [MAR 2008] .

 

 

 

 

The  fumigation program is designed to have a system in place that will allow WPM to be used in export thus, facilitating international trade without the associated problem of quarantine forest pests. Here is the list of countries that are now  implementing ISPM 15:

 

 

 

North America ( USA, Canada and Mexico)

Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela)

Europe (Bulgaria, European Union, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine)

Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Vietnam)

Africa (Egypt, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa)

 

These countries will only accept properly treated and marked WPM under a marking system of the exporting country. To make your WPM suitable for international shipment, it must be marked with the HT or MB treatment mark. To apply the mark, your facility (i.e. pallet manufacturing or recycling, pest control, cargo forwarding, export brokerage) must be certified by an inspection agency. These agencies provide inspection and auditing services to certified facilities that use the MB treatment mark. To date, this USDA program has accredited four inspection agencies. All inspection agencies have inspectors all over the nation and here is their contact information:

accredited

Inspection Agency

Contact Information

 

 

Lee Inspection and Consulting Services, Inc.

2207 California Plaza #3B, Bossier City, LA 71171

800-508-6232  800-508-5531 (Fax)

www.leeinspect.com 

Contact Person: Don Stokes

Package Research Laboratory

41 Pine Street, Rockaway, NJ 07866

973-627-4405  973-627-4407 (fax)

www.package-testing.com/

Contact Person: Dave Dixon

Stafford Inspection & Consulting Services, LLC.

14418 Roxane Drive, Orlando, FL 32832

407-380-7914   407-380-8914 (fax)

Contact Person: Tina Stafford  www.staffordinspection.com

Timber Product Services

1641 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA 30012

770-922-8000  770-922-1290 (fax)

www.tpinspection.com/

Contact Person: Bryan Smalley

 Fumigators

 

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