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  Country Implementation Government site Supplementary information (Note: links may open a new page)
  Algeria

5 August 2009

http://www.minagri.dz/ An Algerian Ministerial order dated 5/8/09 approving ISPM15 was published on 11/4/10.
However, formal notification has yet to be acknowledged by the IPPC.
  American Samoa

Classed as USA

   
  Argentina 1 January 2006 www.senasa.gov.ar WTO Phytosanitary agreement - Apr 2005
WTO notification (PDF)
  Australia 1 January 2004
Revised from
1 August 2009
November 2009 revision
http://www.daff.gov.au/ ISPM15 - Solid Wood Packaging Country Implementation Dates

Notice to Industry

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Latest AQIS Cargo Containers guide click HERE
New documentary requirements
New documentary requirements
  Bangladesh See note http://www.bangladesh.gov.bd ISPM15 implemented - details in due course
Bangladeshi Import Policy (2009-2012)
  Bolivia 24 May 2005 http://www.bolivia.gov.bo WTO Phytosanitary agreement - July 2005
  Brazil

See note

http://www.agricultura.gov.br/ Withdrawn implementation of ISPM15 and has reverted to previous legislation from 2004. However, wood packaging with IPPC mark will be accepted. Still in consultation stages.

http://www.agricultura.gov.br/portal/page/portal/Internet-MAPA/pagina-inicial/vegetal/mercado-interno/exigencias-fitossanitarias
http://www.expurgaguacu.com.br/en/nimf.html

  Bulgaria 1 June 2006 http://www.mzgar.government.bg As of 1/1/07 Bulgaria joined the EU. Therefore European policies apply.
  Canada 1 January 2006 http://www.gc.ca/ Canada’s Import Policy for Wood Packaging Materials
Entry requirements for Wood Packaging Materials - PDF


Canada Border Services Agency website
  Chile 1 June 2005 http://www.gobiernodechile.cl/ Implementation of ISPM No 15 in Chile (3.64Mb)
WTO notification (PDF)
  China 1 January 2006 http://english.aqsiq.gov.cn/ WTO notification (PDF)
Pallet Link datasheet (PDF)
  Colombia 15 September 2005 http://www.mincomercio.gov.co/ WTO notification (PDF)
  Costa Rica 19 March 2006 http://www.costarica.no/GOBIERNO.html Spanish Notification (PDF)
  Croatia 1 January 2007 http://www.mps.hr/ Croatia.pdf
  Cuba 1 October 2008 http://www.cubagob.cu/ingles/mapa.htm Cuba08.pdf
  Dominican Republic 1 July 2006 http://www.cedopex.gov.do/ WTO notification (PDF)
  Ecuador 30 September 2005 http://www.ec-gov.net/ Spanish Notification (PDF)
  Egypt 1 October 2005 http://www.egypt.gov.eg WTO Notification (PDF)
  European Union 1 March 2005 See appropriate country (click here for list) WTO notification (PDF)

Applies from 1 July 2009:
In addition to the implementation of treatment and marking requirements described in ISPM 15, the new EC import requirements provide that the WPM instead of being produced from debarked round wood from 1 January 2009 onwards, will need to be free from bark with exception for the presence of any number of individual pieces of bark.  These should be either less than 3 cm in width (regardless of the length) or, if greater than 3 cm in width, of not more than 50 cm2 in area.  This latter free-from-bark requirement will be applicable from 1 July 2009 onwards.

WTO notification 2009 amendment (PDF)

The enforcement date of the latest amendment to EC 2006/133/EC regarding Portugal will be postponed from 16 June 2009 to 1 January 2010. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL DETAILS

From 19 March 2010 Methyl Bromide is no longer permitted as an acceptable treatment for WPM. Certificates of treatment after this date may not be acceptable to certain destinations.
(EC) No 1005/2009

  Fiji Intention to implement http://www.agriculture.org.fj/ fiji1.doc
  French Polynesia January 2008 http://www.biosecurite.gov.pf/anglais/faq_en.php Details
  Guatemala 16 September 2005 http://www.guatemala.gob.gt/ WTO notification (PDF)
  Guyana See note http://www.forestry.gov.gy/ Formal sources indicate that Guyana has implemented ISPM15. However documentation on this matter is not yet available.
  Honduras 25 February 2006 http://www.gob.hn/ WTO notification (PDF)
  Hong Kong Not required unless en-route to another destination
e.g. China
http://www.afcd.gov.hk  
  India 1 November 2004 http://www.plantquarantineindia.org Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) 3rd Amendment (Doc 30KB)
  Indonesia September 2009 www.deptan.go.id WTO notification and UPDATE.
Indonesian News
  Iran Believed to be
1 January 2010
http://www.mfa.gov.ir Awaiting confirmation
  Israel 1 October 2009. http://www.ppis.moag.gov.il/ppis WTO notification (PDF)
  Jamaica 1 January 2011 http://www.moa.gov.jm WTO notification (PDF)
  Japan 1 April 2007 http://www.pps.go.jp http://www.pps.go.jp/english/woodpack/index.html
http://www.pps.go.jp/english/faq/index.html
WTO notification (PDF)
  Jordan 17 November 2005 http://www.nic.gov.jo/ WTO notification (PDF)
  Kazakhstan Unconfirmed    
  Kenya Probable implementation January 2006 http://www.kephis.org/ Evidence of implementation
"Permit indicating freedom from bark, freedom from insect pests and disease pathogens.
Must be treated and marked. PRA information may be required."
  Lebanon 9 March 2006 http://www.agriculture.gov.lb/ http://www.agriculture.gov.lb/english_file/index_e.htm
http://www.ispm15.com/Decree _1_19e.pdf
  Malaysia 1 January 2010 http://www.mtc.com.my Letter (pdf)
http://www.doa.gov.my/web/guest/perlindungan-tanaman-dan-kuarantin-tumbuhan
  Mexico 16 September 2005 http://www.gob.mx/wb2/ WTO notification (PDF)
  New Caledonia 1 June 2006 http://www.gouv.nc/  
  New Zealand 16 April 2003
Revised Nov 2009
http://www.maf.govt.nz Revised Import Health Standard (pdf)
http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/imports
  Nicaragua To be advised. http://www.magfor.gob.ni/ Packing declaration & ISPM15 compliant packaging advised.
WTO notice of Intent (PDF)
  Nigeria 30 September 2004 http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/ Packing declaration advised. Will accept wood packaging with IPPC marking.
  North Korea (DPRK) 1 June 2005 http://www.korea-dpr.com/ Heat treated or Methyl Bromide treatment of WPM acceptable.
  Norway 1 January 2009 http://www.regjeringen.no/ WTO notification (PDF)
  Oman December 2006 http://www.maf.gov.om/ WTO notification (PDF)
  Panama 17 February 2005 http://www.presidencia.gob.pa/ WTO notification (PDF)
  Paraguay 28 June 2005 http://www.mre.gov.py/es/
http://www.mre.gov.py/en/
WTO notification (PDF)
  Peru 8 September 2005 http://www.senasa.gob.pe/ http://www.senasa.gob.pe/eng/~phytosanitary_quarantine_treatments
  Philippines 1 January 2006 http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/ Philippines - Guidelines for WPM (PDF)
Bureau of Plant Industry (ISPM15 Memo)

Administrative Order pdf
  Puerto Rico See USA    
  Russian Federation Awaiting confirmation http://www.mcx.ru/
http://www.fsvps.ru
Indication of possible implementation from USDA (PDF)
  Samoa Phytosanitary certificate required unless ISPM15 compliant WPM. http://www.govt.ws/  
  Senegal 15 August 2010 http://www.gouv.sn/ https://www.ippc.int/senegal
WTO Notification (PDF)
  Seychelles 1 March 2006 http://www.virtualseychelles.sc/ WTO notification (PDF)
  South Africa 1 January 2005 http://www.gov.za/ South African Notice of Compliance (PDF)
WTO notification (PDF)
  South Korea 1 June 2005 http://english.maf.go.kr/index.jsp WTO notification (Doc 47KB)
  Sri Lanka Adopted 1 March 2004
Implementation from 8 March 2010
http://www.priu.gov.lk/ http://www.agridept.gov.lk/
WTO notification (pdf)
Draft regulations (pdf)
  Switzerland 1 March 2005
May be regarded as EU
http://www.admin.ch/ http://www.aramis-research.ch/e/15863.html
WTO notification (Doc)
  Syria 1 April 2006 http://www.syrian-agriculture.org/ Packing declaration advised.
  Taiwan (also Penghu, Kinmen & Matsu) First enforced:
1 November 2005
Fully enforced:
1 January 2009
http://www.gio.gov.tw/
http://www.baphiq.gov.tw
WTO notification (PDF)
Previous
WTO notification (PDF)
  Tanzania No date set http://www.tanzania.go.tz/ http://www.tanzania.go.tz/budgetspeech/2004
http://www.tanzania.go.tz/pdf/padepe.pdf (PDF)
  Thailand 23 October 2009 http://www.moac.go.th WTO notification of intent on 24/8/09 - yet to be verified.
  Trinidad & Tobago Adopted ISPM15
15 September 2009
http://www.ttconnect.gov.tt Awaiting confirmation of implementation date.
  Turkey 1 January 2006 http://www.igeme.org.tr/ http://www.kkgm.gov.tr/
WTO notification
http://www.kkgm.gov.tr/mev_ing/6968/zir_kar_yon2.pdf

http://www.kkgm.gov.tr/regulation/regulations/marking_wood.html
  Ukraine 1 October 2005 http://www.kmu.gov.ua/ http://www.eppo.org/ABOUT_EPPO/EPPO_MEMBERS/countries/animation/ukraine.htm
https://www.ippc.int/servlet/CDSServlet?status=ND1ucHBvdWEmNj1lbiYzMz0qJjM3PWtvcw~~
  Uruguay Unconfirmed but believed to be 2005/6 http://www.presidencia.gub.uy/ Spanish reference to implementation
  USA 16 September 2005 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/wood_packaging_materials.shtml
WTO notification of emergency measures (Doc 43KB)
  Venezuela 1 June 2005 http://www.venezuela.gov.ve/ http://www.mac.gov.ve/
  Vietnam 5 June 2005 http://www.chinhphu.vn Viet Nam Regulated articles for import
 




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