Tightening export guidelines...
IPPC, RESY, the European Union, and many other organizations and countries have
regulations regarding wood and wooden products crossing borders. These regulations
include pallets and other wooden shipping components.
It takes an expert to understand some of the new regulations, and it’s even more difficult to
keep track of which countries are enforcing them. While wooden pallets can be treated to
make them compliant, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a treated pallet and a
non-treated one. What happens when your shipment arrives in a foreign land, and the
customs officer has a problem determining the pallet’s compliance? The pallet, and your
product as well, are quarantined, or worse, totally refused entry. Not good for your costs or
Enter EcoDuro. We understand the complexities of the IPPC standards, and better yet, we
eliminate your need to worry about them. EcoDuo products are exempt from IPPC
regulation, meaning you don’t have to treat them or worry about them being detained in
Customs for quarantine or rejection.
As more countries begin enforcement of these standards, heat treated wood may become
scarce and more expensive. Additionally, some countries are charging inspection fees for
all wooden pallets. Make the switch today to Excalibur pallets and forget about the
headaches and costs involved with IPPC compliance.
ISPM 15 (IPPC) Outline - Full Text of Requirements
Wood packaging material made of unprocessed raw wood is a pathway for the introduction
and spread of pests. Because the origin of wood packaging material is often difficult to
determine, globally approved measures that significantly reduce the risk of pest spread are
described. NPPOs are encouraged to accept wood packaging material that has been
subjected to an approved measure without further requirements. Such wood packaging
material includes dunnage, but excludes processed wood packaging material.
Procedures to verify that an approved measure, including the application of a globally
recognized mark, has been applied should be in place in both exporting and importing
countries. Other measures agreed to under a bilateral arrangement are also considered in
this standard. Wood packaging material that does not comply with the requirements of this
standard should be disposed of in an approved manner.