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Wood Fumigation

Fumigation

• Heat treatment of wood packaging which requires heating of the timber to a minimum core temperature of 56 C for a minimum of 30 minutes (HT)

• Fumigation, using Methane Bromide (MB) to the relevant specification. ISPM15 also recommends that wood should be debarked prior to treatment by an approved measure (DB). 

Time 24hour
Dosage 48g/M3 56G/M3 64G/M3
Temperature 21 C 16-20C 10-15C
 

(The expenses: 50 pieces of pallets-NT$1,500, 20’ container- NT$1,800, 40’ container-NT$ 2,300)  

Already there are goods transporting the following countries to of a lot of national regulations / goods one at present, such as adopting it is the not up to standard to be wooden wrappings (the unprocessed or not in accordance with stipulating by personning who label) load, the goods is it enter the GATT to refuse, and the request go to the port to retreat and transport immediately.  

Fumigation

Countries Method Certificates and Marks Commencing date Remarks
Argentina Heattreatment 56º C or QPS- treatment 56º C No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 June 1st, 2005. However the wooden packaging materials will be inspected. If pests are present, the wood needs to be treated and the costs are for the shipper.
Australia Heattreatment 56ºC or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation It is recommended to enclose a Wood Packaging Declaration with the goods. For information call EcO2
Bolivia Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15. June 24th, 2005   
Brazil Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 September 1st, 2005.   
Canada Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation. Strict fulfilment of the ISPM no. 15. Dunnage and stowage materials must be treated according ISPM no. 15 as well..
Chili Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 June 1st, 2005   
China Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
Phytosanitary Certificates + marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15

Note: the demand for a Phytosanitary Certificate does not longer exist as per 01-01-2006

Current regulation.

 

January 1st, 2006: marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15

 Wood must be free of bark. Shipments with end destination Hong Kong and Macau do not fall under the regulation of China.
Columbia Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 September 15th, 2005   
Costa Rica Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 January 1st, 2005   
Ecuador Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation.   
Egypt Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 October 1st, 2005   
Europe Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation   
 
Guatemala Heattreatment 56º C or QPS- treatment 56º C No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 September 16th, 2005   
Honduras Heattreatment 56º C or QPS- treatment 56º C No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 February 6th, 2006   
Hong Kong          Wood must be free of plant diseases
India Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56C
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation.   
Jordan Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56C
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 November 17th, 2006   
Lebanon Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56C
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 March 9th, 2006   
Mexico Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 September 16th, 2005. Dunnage and stowage materials must be treated according ISPM no. 15 as well.
New-Zealand Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation.   
Nigeria Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation   
Panama Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 September 30th, 2005   
Peru Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 March 1st, 2005   
Philippines Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 June 1st, 2005   
 
South Africa Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation   
South Korea Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 June 1st, 2005   
Switzerland Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 Current regulation. This regulation is not applicable for shipments from the Netherlands or other European Countries
The Ukraine Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 As from October 1st, 2006   
Turkey Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 January 1st , 2006  ISPM no 15 is already accepted. The wooden packaging materials will be inspected. If pests are present, the wood needs to be treated and the costs are for the shipper.
United States of America Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 September 16th, 2005 The ISPM no. 15 with the following contravention: stowage wood need to be treated and marked as well. The USA authorities will generally choose for re-export (including the cargo) when marks are absent.
Venezuela Heattreatment 56º C or  
QPS- treatment 56ºC
No Certificate, only marking in conformity with ISPM no. 15 May 2nd, 2005  
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