The ISPM15 certificate is one of the pieces of legislation that an exporter of commercial products encounters for the first time when making an international sale. There are many doubts about the information available on the web. The aim of this article is to have an overview of the ISPM 15 certificate and to be linked to the relevant sources of information.
The International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures ISPM 15 was created by FAO and aims at regulating wood packaging used in foreign trade, reducing the risk of introduction and spread of pests and diseases of forests in the countries.
The ISPM 15 certificate is a heat treatment which implies that the wood reaches 56°C at it´s center for at least 30 continuous minutes.
Once treated wood and the box manufactured, it is necessary that the marking is visible and that the international mark is at least on two opposite sides.
It is not necessary to issue a certificate, it will only be issued at the request of the phytosanitary protection agencies of the countries of destination.
Finally, know that to export with wooden packaging, it is necessary that the supplier is approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
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