ISPM15 regulations have been updated.
ISPM 15. 2009: Annex 1. Approved treatments associated with wood
material (2013). Rome, IPPC, FAO.
to Annex 1 together with associated change in Annex 2, was adopted
by the Eighth Session
of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in April 2013.
The regulations have been updated to include dielectric heat
treatment (microwave) as part of the approved treatments.
- revised 2013
Bangladesh now require ISPM15 compliant packaging.
Further updates added to Brazil and
Further news - The CWPCA (Canadian Wood
Pallet & Container Association) have their AGM on 29th April.
There is a chance that further news
will announced here regarding the US/Canada exemption....
indicate that AQSIQ inspectors in China are intercepting export
consignments from Europe because articles of WPM are being found to
have country codes that do not relate to the country of export. i.e.
as is the IPPC intention that treated WPM can be re-used for export,
the Chinese authorities have taken a different approach and are
insisting that re-exported WPM be re-treated. An EC challenge is
being considered, but in the meantime exporters to China should be
aware of this complication -
March 2010 the use of Methyl Bromide as an acceptable treatment
according to ISPM15 has now been phased out. Many countries have, as
a result, banned WPM that has banned shipments with treatment dates
Read Australian declaration
Standing Committee on Plant Health approved a proposal by the
European Commission to provide a temporary derogation from the
current emergency measures imposed on Portugal, in order to avoid
(further) spreading of the Pine Wood Nematode.
The enforcement date of the latest amendment to EC 2006/133/EC will
be postponed from 16 June 2009 to 1 January 2010.
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Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has reviewed the
acceptance of Newly Manufactured Plywood/ Veneer Certificates for
Plywood and Veneer used as packaging material in all imported
shipments. New regulations apply from 1 August 2009. Further details
the format of the Cargo Containers: Quarantine Aspects and
Procedures booklet - full details here
to implement ISPM15 from September 2009.
Implementing ISPM15 from 23 June 2009 and will commence enforcement
from 1 October.