Current requirements third countries (updated until 25 October 2005) Country Heat treatment Methylbromide Other Remarks (HT) (MB) methods Requirement Phytosan. Treatment Requirement Phytosan. Treatment certificate Report Certificate Report Argentina As of 1 June 2005 in None None Unknown conformity with ISPM 15 If not in conformity with ISPM 15 and Australia currently accepts wood packaging ISPM 15 is being additional for containerised cargo according to ISPM accepted if wooden conditions: the 15. Australia now proposes to extend the packing material is 21 day rule for Longer treatment adoption of ISPM 15 to cover all wood bark-free and includes non-permanent period packing material and dunnage used in Australia a packing declaration None treatment (24 hours); for the rest None None supporting, protecting or carrying break per consignment; or methods does in conformity with bulk and air cargo imported into Australia. With a minimum of apply and a ISPM 15. For countries unable to comply with ISPM 74°C during at least 4 treatment 15, Australia will continue to accept hours report and packaging which meets existing AQIS packing requirements for containerised cargo only. declaration are required As of 23 July 2005 only Bolivia debarked wood packaging material Non treated wooden Non treated wooden packing material needs to packing material be bark free and free of Brazil plant diseases; needs to be bark free and free of plant As of 16 September 2005 in diseases conformity with ISPM 15 As of 1 June 2005 only Chili debarked wood packaging - - - - material Phase in implementation since 1 January 2004. In conformity with Canada None None minimum standard of None None Not possible Strict enforcement of ISPM ISPM 15 15 as of 16 September 2005 Chemical Requirements are Pressure more stringent than A minimum of 56°C during Impregnation ISPM 15: Minimum 30 minutes is being acceptable if treatment period of 24 accepted. part of Heat China Yes Yes hours (instead of 16 Yes Yes Treatment hours according to As of 1 January 2006 in and marked ISPM 15) and conformity with ISPM 15 in conformity minimum temperature with ISPM for treatment is 5 OC 15 Current requirements third countries (updated until 25 October 2005) -2 Country Heat treatment Methylbromide Other Remarks (HT) (MB) methods Requirement Phytosan. Treatment Requirement Phytosan. Treatment certificate Report Certificate Report As of 16 September 2005 in Colombia conformity with ISPM 15 - As of 1 January 2005 in Costa Rica conformity with ISPM 15 None None - - - Ecuador As of 20 September 2005 None None - - - As of 16 September 2005 in Guatemala conformity with ISPM 15 Chemical Requirements are Pressure A phytosanitary certificate is not required As of 1 November 2004: in more stringent than Impregnation as long as the wooden packaging material India conformity with ISPM 15 None None ISPM 15: 48 g/m3 and None None acceptable is treated and marked in conformity with 28 OC during 32 hours (means ISPM 15 unknown) Final rule has been released which states In conformity with Mexico As of 16 September 2005 in that wood packaging material has to be minimum standard of conformity with ISPM 15 ISPM 15 compliant as of 1 July 2005. ISPM 15 Enforcement as of September 2005. ISPM 15 as of 16 April 2003; or Phosphine; Yes; Not the Requirements are Yes; Not the Chemical New With a minimum of case if wood more stringent than case if wood Pressure 70°C during minimum has been ISPM 15: 80 g/m3 and has been Zealand None treated in minimum temperature treated in None Impregnation of 4 (to 26) hours acceptable if (depending on the conformity with of 10 OC during 24 conformity with part of Heat thickness of the wood) ISPM 15 hours ISPM 15 Treatment Nigeria As of 30 September 2004 None None - - - - in conformity with ISPM 15 Panama As of 17 February 2005 in None None - - - - conformity with ISPM 15 Peru As of 1 March 2005 in None None - - - - conformity with ISPM 15 Philippines As of 1 June 2005 in None None - -- - - conformity with ISPM 15 Current requirements third countries (updated until 25 October 2005) -3 Country Heat treatment Methylbromide Other Remarks (HT) (MB) methods Requirement Phytosan. Treatment Requirement Phytosan. Treatment certificate Report Certificate Report USA US Wood Packaging Standards to be phased in (United States of 16 September 2005 was America) supposed to be the implementation date for new federal requirements Phase I : informed compliance -- basically governing the importation written warnings between 16 September into the United States of Higher concentrations 2005 and 31 January 2006. Phase II of the wood packaging material in (concentration of at CBP plan calls for enforcement of the conformity with ISPM 15. least 120 g/m3 and Only in the Chemical requirements via re-exportation and would The rules specify that wood total concentration time case if wood Pressure be in effect from 1 February through 4 packaging material be of product of 1920 has not been - - None Impregnation July 2006 and Phase III full enforcement either heat treated or g/hour). Treatment in treated in (means would commence on 5 July 2006. The fumigated with methyl conformity with conformity with unknown) United States is enforcing the new bromide and marked with minimum standard of ISPM 15 standards in cooperation with Mexico and an approved international ISPM 15 is being Canada. Details may be obtained at logo, certifying that the accepted. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/wpm/im wood packaging material port.html. has been appropriately treated. But the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has called for a phased-in schedule of enforcement. For phases: see Remarks. South As of 1 March 2005: in conformity with ISPM 15 - - Africa South As of 1 June 2005: in conformity with ISPM 15 - - Korea Switzer- ISPM 15 as of 1 March 2005 land - - (Not for EU and EFTA member states) Taiwan As of 1 October 2004: new import regulations for wood packaging material based on IPPC Standards Turkey In conformity with minimum standard of ISPM 15 is being accepted. 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