What is the ISPM 15 standard for pallets?

What is the ISPM 15 standard for pallets?

ISPM 15 is a set of regulations developed by the IPPC to prevent the spread of pests and diseases through international trade. These regulations apply to wooden packaging materials, such as pallets and crates, used for transportation.

Solid wood packaging materials like pallets and crates must be treated before being used in international trade per the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures 15 (ISPM 15). The approved treatment methods for ISPM 15 are heat treatment (HT) to a minimum core temperature of 132.8 F for 30 minutes or fumigation with methyl bromide (MB). After treatment, the wood packaging material must be marked with a specific ISPM 15 stamp to certify that it has been satisfactorily treated.

Compliance with ISPM 15 is crucial for businesses engaged in international trade, as non-compliance may result in severe consequences such as shipment delays or quarantines. Understand and follow ISPM 15 requirements to avoid setbacks and ensure smooth and efficient global trade operations.

ISPM 15 is not just about compliance but also about environmental responsibility. By adhering to these standards, businesses contribute to the global effort to prevent the spread of harmful pests and diseases worldwide.

At Springfield Lumber Company, our quality is unsurpassed. 

      • Tight standard of consistent quality in every pallet.

      • ISPM 15 compliant heat treatment.

      • Multiple grades are available to cater to your specific needs.

      • Consistent quality standards ensure each pallet meets grade specifications.

      • Every pallet is individually inspected.

    Call us today at 413.747.7900 or visit us online at springfieldlumber.com.

    Over 85 countries worldwide have adopted ISPM 15 regulations

    Non-compliance with ISPM 15 can result in up to 100% inspection rates for shipments

    Wooden pallets, which are subject to ISPM 15, accounted for over 90% of the market in 2019

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