Non-Compliant Wood Packaging Material
In a Port Notice dated February 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has said that the Port of Charleston will begin implementing Title 19 Penalties for maritime shipments containing non-compliant wood packaging material (NCWPM) effective immediately.
In accordance with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, “all non-exempt wood packaging material (WPM) imported into the United States must be treated in accordance with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, No. 15 (ISPM 15), which requires all wood packaging materials (pallets, crates, dunnage, etc.) to be debarked and them heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide and stamped or branded with a mark of compliance at places of origin, as outlined in ISPM 15, to ensure it is free of timber pests.”
Please see attached notice.