Certified for export.
International shipping crates and skids.
All SOLID-WOOD PACKAGING (CRATES OR SKIDS) MUST BE STAMPED AND CERTIFIED ISPM-15
Compliant for export. (see below for more info).
Export Certification is Available
for all of our products!
Custom skids and pallets
Trade show display crates
All can be stamped, certified ISPM-15 compliant for export use.
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Specialty Crate Factory ippc/ISPM-15 Certification Stamp
A properly stamped, certified international shipping crate ready for export overseas.
Certified Export blocking/Dunnage
All loose solid wood dunnage and blocking inside an export crate must be properly stamped and certified.
Custom export crates ISPM-15 certified
Wooden crates stamped and certified ISPM-15 compliant for international use.
Frequently asked question:
Stamped, Certified ISPM-15 Compliant for Export
What is ISPM-15?
The short version is that ISPM-15 is part of a treaty, enforced by customs in most countries, to help protect ecosystems by keeping organisms (bugs, etc.) from hitching a ride into other countries that they don't belong in. So some shipping materials have to be certified as either heat treated or fumigated before they can be used for export.
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IPPC stands for International Plant Protection Convention (It is a treaty)
The IPPC sets the ISPM’s, or International Standards of Phytosanitary Measures. ISPM-15 is just one of those standards.
ISPM-15 applies directly to us as a producer, and YOU, a consumer
of wood packaging materials (WPM) ie: Wooden Crates, Skids, Pallets, Blocking/Dunnage, and any other solid wood packaging used that is used for export.
ISPM-15 REQUIRES that all wood packaging materials (WPM) MUST be certified to be free of "hitch hiker" pest organisms which could be harmful to other countries' eco-systems, where they don’t belong. (for example: tree eating beetles, etc.)
So as a protective measure, all solid wood packaging materials need to be heat treated or fumigated, the crates and skids (pallets) stamped and certified as compliant with ISPM-15, before they can be used for export.
It's enforced at the border
Inspectors actively check wood crates, pallets, and dunnage to make sure that it is properly stamped and certified before leaving or entering member countries. If uncertified wood packaging materials are found, the shipment could be impounded and quarantined until it is made compliant. (That could involve expensive re-packaging of the shipment in new crates or treating and certification by a qualified 3rd party).