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					Petition for Changes to ISPM 15
               Changes
• IPPC-ISPM 15 is a wood pallet/packaging program
• Next meeting of IPPC for changes to ISPM 15 is in
  2007
• We must remember that this program was generated
  to stop the transfer of quarantined pests
• We must also remember that we did assist
  government in developing this program and must
  continue to assist due mainly to the fact that our
  industry is distinct.
                  Changes
• 1. That a batch number be added to or
  beside the IPPC certification stamp.
  – To give more identity to and ease of tracing
    your wooden pallet/packaging
  – To protect the seller from black market selling
  – To protect the seller from unscrupulous wood
    pallet/packaging repair
  – To protect the seller from accepting the
    responsibility of that unit two and three years
    after the sale.
                  Changes

• Definitions must change or be revisited
  – 1. Reuse
  – 2. recycle,
  – 3. repair
                      Changes

• Demand alternative to Methyl Bromide
    – In time may not be accepted EU, North America, China


•   Debarking Issue
•   1. Quality issue – consumer impression
•   2. Scientists must decide
•   3. IPPC give governments the right to add to the
    program but not subtract.
                 Change
• Repaired wooden pallets/packaging should
  be dealt with on a one trip basis.
• Collection should mean re-stamping and
  accepting the responsibility of that unit
• The batch number will help with this issue.
                    Changes

•   Mixed certification processes.
    If we certify a box that has mixed heat treatment
    and fumigation – a new mark is requested that
    shows both MB & HT on the IPPC-ISPM 15
    stamp.
•   Stamp Size
    –   All we agreed was that it should be legible
    –   Do not demand a size, do not want to open an
        issue that is working
                 Changes
• All associations from around the world who
  are members of the World Pallet Council
  should speak with one voice.
• The decisions must be made by the
  scientists and plant health professionals but
  we as the industry can affectively lobby for
  change.

				
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