International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures: FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
When will the new standard become effective?
will the new standard become effective?
providers have a license or a stamp?
there be requirements to prove that material was fumigated?
countries are likely to ask for bark-free or debarked material?
this rule apply to all species of wood?
about peeler cores?
the time of effectivity, what about wood materials that are already
en route? Will there be a "grace period"?
there a plan for revision of the standard if issues surface during implementation?
how do users get a copy of the specifications for Heat Treatment?
I comply with the IPPC standard as it reads now, will the countries
that currently have regulations in place accept those shipments?
I apply the markings as shown even if there is no grading agency oversight
process established within my country right now?
will the wooden pallet industry be ready to heat treat softwoods AND
hardwoods as per this standard?
is the estimated cost increase for heat treated materials compared with
we still use untreated materials on shipments between NAFTA countries
(i.e., Canada, US, Mexico)?
will countries (i.e., China) that currently require paper certifications
for heat treatment/fumigation switch to a paperless marking protocol?
will be required for shipments to and from those countries that are
NOT part of the IPPC?
is being done to review and approve other treatment methods such as
the IPPC standard becomes effective, will I still be able to ship materials
that were treated and marked per EU regulations or other country regs?
(example: pallets marked "China Treated" that were fumigated
though the IPPC standard defines a paperless protocol for compliance,
are there any statements we should put on shipping documentation to
assist inspectors? (Example: "All packaging within this shipment
complies with the IPPC standards" along with bug symbol).
stable is this standard? What is the timetable for potential changes
there any requirements for dunnage?
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