ISPM-15 Export Regulations

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Compliance with ISPM-15 for wood packaging materials allows for two treatment options:



Heat Treatment (HT): Wood packaging material should be heated with a specific time-temperature schedule that achieves a minimum wood core temperature of 56ºC for a minimum of 30 minutes. The American Lumber Standards Committee administers the U.S. certification program for heat treatment.


Kiln-drying (KD), chemical pressure impregnation (CPI) or other treatments may be considered HT to the extent that these meet the HT specifications.

Methyl Bromide (MB) Fumigation: The wood packaging material should be fumigated with methyl bromide. NWPCA has been tasked by the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to administer the fumigation program.

ISPM-15 requires specific marking on every wooden packaging product. ISPM-15 also requires the use of debarked wood, allowing only very small pieces of bark on any wooden material. ISPM-15 requirements apply to all species of coniferous (softwood) and non-coniferous (hardwood) packaging materials.

If you export your product, you need to verify all wooden packaging conforms to the foreign country’s requirements. To learn more about ISPM-15 requirements click here.