Customer Advisory
EXPORT- Packing Requirements for Solid Wood Packing Materials

NEW EXPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR WOOD PACKAGING MATERIALS - 
(Notice Posted Jan 21, 2004 by APHIS)

Update: The Peoples Republic of China, Korea and the European Union have notified the World Trade Organization of their intent to adopt measures in line with the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM15). APHIS has entered into a memorandum of understanding with both the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) and the National Wood Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) to oversee the official programs of heat treatment or fumigation and the marking of the materials.

For specific country requirements contact APHIS website:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_exports/wpm/country/index.shtml

For information as well as details pertaining to heat treatment and marking requirements: contact ALSC http://www.alsc.org/WPM_summary_mod.htm at (301) 972-1700 .

For details pertaining to fumigation and marking requirements contact NWPCA http://www.palletcentral.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=224&Itemid=204
at (703) 519-6104.