Implementation date and additional information
||Date of adoption 1 June 2005 standard is being phased in gradually with full enforcement commencing 1 January 2006. |
||On 1 January 2006, Australia began phasing in mandatory treatment requirements for all wood packaging and dunnage. During the phase in period 1 January 2006 until 1 May 2006, there will be no changes to the quarantine clearance arrangements for containerized sea-freight packaging timber. The FCL/FCX and LCL Broker Accreditation Schemes will continue as normal. AQIS will however, monitor compliance with the new treatment requirements for wood packaging associated with imported break-bulk and air cargo. Break bulk and air cargo consignments will be subject to surveillance by AQIS and stickers alerting importers to the new treatment requirements will be placed on cargo that does not bear ISPM15 treatment stamps.
More information is available on the ISPM 15 Frequently Asked Questions page and in the Notice to Industry - 30/2005-06 accessible on the AQIS website.
||Enforcement date May 24, 2005, The Bolivian regulations require imported wood packaging to be constructed from debarked wood and to be treated and marked according to the ISPM 15 standard. However, there are no requirements that the wood be marked as manufactured from debarked wood. Wood packaging made from unmarked wood may be retained and either treated, destroyed or re-exported. |
||Enforcement date 11 July 2005. |
||Enforcement date 24 January 2006. |
||All wood packaging material should be fully compliant with ISPM 15. Phase in period 16 September 2005 until 1 February 2006. During the phase in period Canada will continue notifying importers when non-compliant wood packaging is found. Consignments, which arrive with wood packaging that is infested with quarantine pests, may be prohibited from entering and financial penalties may be imposed. As of 1 February 2006, imports must comply with requirements of ISPM No. 15 or be subject to removal from the importing country. |
||Date of enforcement 1 June 2005, will accept a Phytosanitary certificate in lieu of the ISPM 15 mark. At present Chile requires debarked wood packaging. |
||Date of enforcement 1 January 2006. |
||Date of enforcement 15 September 2005. |
||Date of enforcement 19 March 2006. |
||Date of enforcement 30 September 2005.|
||Date of enforcement 1 October 2005.|
||Directive 2004/102/EC, which entered into force on 1 March 2005, requires the following measures to be taken for wood packaging material and dunnage entering the EU from all countries:
- the wood must be either heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide, in line with ISPM15 procedures;
- the wood must be officially marked with the ISPM15 stamp.
From 1 January 2009, all wood packaging material imported into the EU must be debarked.
Dunnage must meet the same criteria as wood packaging material. However, it is exempted until the end of 2007 if it is made of wood free from bark, pests and signs of live pests.
For WPM manufactured, repaired or recycled prior to 28 February 2005, the logo specified in Annex II to ISPM 15 is not applicable until 31 December 2007. list European Union countries at bottom of this page.
Additional information is available at: http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/plant/index_en.htm
||Have indicated intention to adopt ISPM 15 but no official enforcement date has been confirmed. |
||Proposed date of enforcement 25 January 2006. |
||Not likely to implement, no official information.|
||Enforcement date 1 November 2004. A Phytosanitary certificate endorsed with treatment details is required unless the wood packaging material is ISPM 15 compliant and marked accordingly. In addition wooden packaging material must be free of bark. |
||Likely to implement in mid 2006, no official confirmation of enforcement date available. |
||Have indicated ISPM 15 will be implemented but no official enforcement date has been advised. |
||Date of enforcement 17 November 2005. |
||All wood packaging material should be fully compliant with ISPM 15. Phase in period 16 September 2005 until 1 February 2006. During the phase in period Mexico will continue notifying importers when non-compliant wood packaging is found. Consignments, which arrive with wood packaging that is infested with quarantine pests, may be prohibited from entering and financial penalties may be imposed. As of 1 February 2006, imports must comply with requirements of ISPM No. 15 or be subject to removal from the importing country. |
NB: Dunnage is not required to be fully ISPM 15 compliant until 5 July 2006.
New Caledonia Proposed date of enforcement and adoption to be announced. Will accept ISPM 15 compliant wooden packaging or a Phytosanitary certificate confirming that the material is free from infestation and meets the New Caledonian quarantine regulation covering acceptable methods of treatment of wood used for packaging.
||New Zealand are reviewing current import conditions and have announced that as of 1 May 2006 mandatory treatment will apply to all wooden packaging material and dunnage.
Acceptable treatments include those listed in the ISPM 15 standard or those listed in the New Zealand Import Health Standard Wood Packaging Material from All Countries. Untreated wooden packaging will be treated, reshipped or destroyed. Additional information is available at: www.maf.govt.nz.
||Nigeria Plant Quarantine Service is now enforcing their import requirements for imported wood packaging material. Nigeria will accept the ISPM 15 mark in lieu of the Phytosanitary certificate as stated in their regulation, which took effect September 30, 2004. |
||Have confirmed the adoption and the intent to enforce ISPM 15, no official enforcement date has advised. |
||Date of enforcement 1 September 2005 wood packaging material must be manufactured from debarked wood. |
||Date of enforcement June 28, 2005|
||Proposed date of enforcement 17 February 2005. |
||Enforcement date 1 June 2005. All wood packaging material (such as cases, crating, dunnage, drums, load boards, packing blocks, pallets, pallet collars, and skids) must comply with ISPM 15 requirements. |
|Republic of South Korea
||Enforcement date 1 June 2005. Containers will be randomly selected for inspection to confirm wood packaging complies with ISPM 15. Failure to comply with ISPM 15 will result in the wood packaging material being directed for treatment. |
||Phytosanitary certificate is required unless wood packaging material is ISPM 15 compliant. If not ISPM 15 compliant, then one of the following treatments is required within 21 days of export from Australia. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide or Sulphuryl fluoride at 80g/m3 for more than 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 10ฐC. Phosphine fumigation at 1.41 g/m3 for 72 hours at a minimum 10ฐC and maximum 30ฐC. Filleted to 300mm maximum. Heat treatment at 70ฐC core temperature for more than 4 hours. Or by an approved chemical preservation method. All wood packaging material must be free of bark, quarantine pests, decay and other fungi and soil. All wood packaging material will be inspected on arrival in Samoa. |
||Singapore is not demanding ISPM-15 compliance in its own right. For transshipment cargo, and any cargo that is imported solely for re-export, it is recommended that the wooden packaging material should be treated and certified at the country of origin in accordance with the destination countrys requirements for wood packaging material. |
||Enforcement date 1 March 2005.|
||Date of adoption 1 March 2004 no confirmation of date of enforcement. |
||Enforcement date 1 March 2005 |
||Notification of intent to implement the standard has been issued but no official enforcement date has been confirmed. |
|Trinidad and Tobago
||Date of adoption 15 September 2005. Date of enforcement to be advised. All regulated wood packaging material from Trinidad and Tobago will be stamped in accordance with the ISPM 15 standard. |
||Date of enforcement 1 January 2006. All Wood Packing material entering Turkey from all areas must be treated and certified in accordance with ISPM 15. All wood packing material should be debarked, subjected to fumigation by methyl bromide or heat treatment and marked in compliance with ISPM 15. |
||Proposed date of enforcement and adoption 1 October 2005.|
|All wood packaging material should be fully compliant with ISPM 15. Phase in period 16 September 2005 until 1 February 2006. During the phase in period the USA will continue notifying importers when non-compliant wood packaging is found. Consignments, which arrive with wood packaging that is infested with quarantine pests, may be prohibited from entering and financial penalties may be imposed. As of 1 February 2006, imports must comply with requirements of ISPM No. 15 or be subject to removal from the importing country. Additional information is available at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/wpm/import.html
Import rules to US protectorates identical to those of the USA unless otherwise advised.
||Proposed date of enforcement 2 May 2005. |