New Regulations of Fumigation and ISPM Wood Packing Material

New regulatory requiretments governing the transportation of solid wood packaging material across international come into effect. The regulations to prevent the spread of pests at destinations countries

The regulations, which are based on the United Nation's International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) No. 15, provides that All types of wood packaging must be heat treated or fumigated prior to shipping. this Includes, but is not limited to; dunnage, crating, pallets, packaging blocks, drums, cases and skids.

The new requirements will be implemented by air express and cargo carriers, and will affect shipments destined to the following countries :


NO.

COUNTRIES

EFFECTIVE DATE
1.
AUSTRALIA


September 01, 2005

2.
BRAZIL
3.
CHILE
4.
GUATEMALA
5.
INDIA
6.
SOUTH KOREA
7.
NEW ZEALAND
8.
NIGERIA
9.
PERU
10.
SOUTH AFRICA
11.
PHILIPPINES, THE
12.
EUROPEAN UNION
13.
GERMANY
14.
SWITZERLAND
15.
ITALY
16.
DENMARK
17.
UNITED KINGDOM
18.
NETHERLANDS
19.
CANADA

 September 16, 2005

20.
COLOMBIA
21.
MEXICO
22.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
23.
VIETNAM
24.
YEMEN
25.
TURKY

26.
MALAYSIA
27.
SRI LANGKA
28.
CHINA
January 01, 2005

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