What is ISPM 15?

What is ISPM 15?

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ISPM 15 refers to international regulations introduced to control the spread of pests and timber diseases when shipping to other countries. The ISPM 15 phytosanitary regulations are recognised by the World Trade Organisation and many countries are now required by law to only use ISPM 15 compliant timber when shipping internationally.

How is wood treated to become ISPM 15 compliant?

Referred to as phytosanitary treatments, these involve heating wood to 56°C for 30 minutes to ensure removal of diseases. The wood is also fumigated using methyl bromide as per the approved phytosanitary regulations.

Can anyone produce ISPM 15 compliant timber?

No, these processes can only be carried out by licenced companies under the UK Wood Packing Material Marking Programme. Companies that are approved receive a licence, which is renewed every six months.

How can I tell if the timber is ISPM 15 compliant?

ISPM 15 compliant wood is stamped to prove conformity.

Which countries require ISPM 15 certificates?

All EU countries plus Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, India, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan and the USA.

Is Boxability ISPM 15 compliant?

Yes, Boxability are fully licenced to manufacture ISPM 15 compliant timber packaging.