ISPM 15 might just look like a random combination of letters and numbers, but it’s one of the most important international trade regulations that you need to know about.
The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No.15 — or ISPM 15, for short — prevents the spread of disease and pests when shipping wood packaging materials to your international clients. It basically stipulates what you can — and can’t — do when moving boxes, crates, pallets, and other wood packaging products to other countries. Here’s everything you need to know.
ISPM 15 dictates the rules and regulations for trading wood packaging materials internationally.
Here are the most important parts of ISPM 15:
Once you have heat treated or fumigated wood packaging materials for international trade, you will receive a quality treatment mark from the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). Then, you can ship your wood packaging materials — crates, boxes, pallets, etc. — as normal, unless your wood becomes infected.
ISPM 15 is important for several reasons:
If you haven’t done so already, ISPM 15 is something you need to incorporate into your business and tell your employees about. Around 100 countries have adopted ISPM 15 regulations, and more will follow in the future.
If you ship wood packaging materials abroad, you need to be aware of ISPM 15. This set of regulations prevents pest infestation and disease.
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