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ISPM 15

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The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade (ISPM15) is one of several International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures adopted by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The IPPC is an international treaty to secure action to prevent the spread and introduction of pests of plants and plant products, and to promote appropriate measures for their control. ISPM15 is a standard on which many countries WPM regulations are based upon.

Wood packaging material or WPM is also called Non-Manufactured Wood Packing (NMWP) or Solid Wood Packing Material (SWPM) defined as "hardwood and softwood packaging other than that comprised wholly of wood-based products such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, veneer, wood wool, etc., which has been created using glue, heat, and pressure or a combination thereof used in supporting, protecting or carrying a commodity (includes dunnage)."

Examples of WPM includes but not limited to pallets, skids, pallet collars, containers, cratings/crates, boxes, cases, bins, reels, drums, load boards, dunnage. Wood packaging made of exempt materials but combined with solid wood components must still be treated and marked.

ISPM 15

For heat treatment (HT) the quality/treatment Mark consists of:

  1. agency trademark which is the identifying symbol, logo or name of the accredited agency
  2. the Facility Identification which is the WPM product manufacturer name, brand or assigned facility number
  3. the HT mark
  4. the country code which is the two letter ISO country abbreviation
  5. the IPPC Approved international symbol for compliant wood packaging material

Drawing Example of Heat Treated ISMP 15 Compliance

ISPM 15