International Standard for Solid Wood Packaging ISPM 15
One-hundred and thirty-four countries have signed onto an International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) agreement that creates a uniform system to control pests in wood packaging material (WPM) – both hardwood and softwood – used in international trade. The standard is called International Standard for Phytosanitary Measure 15 or more commonly “ISPM 15.” Under ISPM 15, all WPM (such as pallets, crates, boxes, and dunnage used inside ocean containers) must be either:
• Heat treated to a minimum wood core temperature of 56ºC for a minimum of 30 minutes. This is Chicago Export’s method.
• Fumigated with methyl bromide.
IPPC Stamped or Certified Lumber
Chicago Export Packing has received several inquiries regarding the purchase of IPPC stamped or certified lumber. Please be aware that Chicago Export Packing cannot sell IPPC stamped lumber.
The IPPC stamp can only be used on completed wood packaging by a wood packaging manufacturer, such as Chicago Export Packing. In addition, wood packaging purchased in retail lumber yards using HT stamped wood alone does not meet the ISPM 15 requirement. The finished wood packaging must have an official IPPC stamp on the opposing sides that’s licensed to that wood packaging manufacturing facility.
ALL WOOD USED BY CHICAGO EXPORT PACKING WILL BE STAMPED COMPLIANT TO THE ISPM 15 STANDARD. See our certificate
Click here for more information and a list of ISPM 15 countries: Application Gudeline