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Export WPM Fumigation Program

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NWPCA and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MUO) giving the association the authority to administer the Export Wood Packaging Material (WPM) Fumigation Program. The program conforms with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Publication No. 15 (ISPM15) Regulations for wood packaging materials in international trade and adheres to the Export WPM Fumigation Program POLICY and ENFORCEMENT REGULATIONS. [June 2009] .

The fumigation program is designed to have a system in place that will allow WPM to be used in export thus, facilitating international trade without the associated problem of quarantine forest pests. Here is the list of countries that are now implementing ISPM 15:

North America ( United States, Canada and Mexico)

Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela)

Europe (Bulgaria, European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine)

Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam)

Africa (Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania)

These countries will only accept properly treated and marked WPM under a marking system of the exporting country. To make your WPM suitable for international shipment, it must be marked with the HT or MB treatment mark. To apply the mark, your facility (i.e. pallet manufacturing or recycling, pest control, cargo forwarding, export brokerage) must be certified by an inspection agency. These agencies provide inspection and auditing services to certified facilities that use the MB treatment mark. To date, this USDA program has accredited five inspection agencies. All inspection agencies have inspectors all over the nation and here is their contact information: 

 

Inspection Agency Contact Information
Export Wood Packaging Inspection Service PO Box 25881, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312
Phone: 877-400-7750   Fax: 719-344-2353
www.exportwoodpi.com
Contact Person: Richard Alvarado
Lee Inspection and Consulting Services, Inc. 2207 California Plaza #3B, Bossier City, LA 71171
Phone: 800-508-6232   Fax:800-508-5531
www.leeinspect.com
Contact Person: Don Stokes
Package Research Laboratory 41 Pine Street, Rockaway, NJ 07866
Phone: 973-627-4405   Fax: 973-627-4407
www.package-testing.com
Contact Person: Dave Dixon
Stafford Inspection & Consulting Services, LLC. 14418 Roxane Drive, Orlando, FL 32832
Phone: 407-380-7914   Fax: 407-380-8914
www.staffordinspection.com
Contact Person: Tina Stafford
Timber Product Services 1641 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: 770-922-8000   Fax: 770-922-1290
www.tpinspection.com
Contact Person: Matt McGowan

 

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