How do I order IPPC grade stamps?
If you are a new member starting service with the WCLIB, please contact our office to order your first set of grade stamps by calling 503.639.0651.
Existing members ordering additional stamps please contact our vendor, Gateway Graphics, directly by calling 844.559.5083 or by emailing Peter O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What countries require ISPM 15?
Click here for a complete list of countries requiring ISPM 15.
Can I make my own ISPM 15 mark?
No. You must be registered with one of the accredited inspection agencies, such as the West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau.
What is a quality/treatment mark?
The Heat Treatment (HT) program quality/ treatment mark consists of the following:
- The agency trademark which is the identifying symbol, logo or name of the accredited agency
- The Facility Identification which is the WPM product manufacturer name, brand, or assigned facility number
- The HT mark
- The country code which is the two letter International Organization for Standardization (ISO) country abbreviation
- The IPPC-approved international symbol for compliant wood packaging material
- DUN when indication is used for dunnage
What does ISPM 15 stand for?
The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade (ISPM 15) is one of several International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures adopted by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The IPPC is an international treaty to secure action to prevent the spread and introduction of pests of plants and plant products, and to promote appropriate measures for their control. ISPM 15 is a standard on which many countries WPM regulations are based upon.
Examples of WPM materials include, but are not limited to, pallets, crates, skids, containers, boxes, pallet collars, dunnage, drums, bins, cases, etc. Wood Packaging that contains any amount of solid wood components must be treated and marked.
What is Wood Packaging Material?
Wood Packaging Material (WPM) is also called Non-Manufactured Wood Packaging (NMWP) or Solid Wood Packing Material (SWPM) defined as “hardwood and softwood packaging other than that comprised wholly of wood-based products such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, veneer, wood wool, etc., which has been created using glue, heat and pressure or a combination thereof used in supporting, protecting or carrying a commodity (includes dunnage).”