ISPM15 - Country Implementation Dates

​​​The ISPM 15 document lists proposed country implementation dates of the 'International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 15): Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade' for exports containing wood packing material.

This information is provided as a guide only. Individual country implementation dates may change without notice and it is the responsibility of the exporter to comply with importing country requirements at the time of export. Exporters are advised to discuss importing country requirements with their designated importers.

For more information on the implementation of ISPM15 for wood packaging material in exports, please read Industry Advice Notice 2004/23.

If you experience any trouble accessing the information, please email Grain Exports.

Updated 1 May 2013 

Country

Implementation Date

Note: ISPM 15 – Regulation of Wood Packaging Material in International Trade was revised in April 2013. All ISPM 15 participating countries now requires that imported wood packaging material be constructed from debarked wood.

Algeria

Date of enforcement 1 April 2010 (unofficial communication with the IPPC).

American Samoa

US Associated territories and federal district of the USA – see the USA.

Argentina

Date of enforcement 1 June 2005.

Australia

Date of enforcement 1 September 2004.
If you require further assistance please contact the Timber and Timber Products National Co-ordination Centre on telephone: 03 8318 6929, fax 03 8318 6777 or email: Timber Imports

For export related queries please contact Grain and Seeds Export Program on telephone: 02 6272 3229 or email: Grain Export

Bolivia

Date of enforcement 24 May 2005.  

Brazil

Date of enforcement 15 January 2004.

Canada

Date of enforcement 5 July 2006.

Chile

Date of enforcement 1 June 2005.

China

Date of enforcement 1 January 2006.

Colombia

Date of enforcement 15 September 2005.

Costa Rica

Date of enforcement 19 March 2006.

Cuba

Date of enforcement 1 October 2008.

Dominican Republic

Date of enforcement 1 July 2006.

Ecuador

Date of enforcement 30 September 2005.

Egypt

Date of enforcement 1 October 2005.

(EU):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Date of enforcement 1 March 2005.
Note: The implementation of this standard does not apply to the trade of commodities on wood packaging within the borders of the European Union (including Switzerland under a EU-Swiss bilateral arrangement)

Fiji

Date of enforcement January 2013.

French Polynesia

Date of enforcement 1 September 2007.

Guam

US Associated territories and federal district of the USA – see the USA.

Guatemala

Date of enforcement 26 January 2005.

Guyana

Date of enforcement 2005 (unofficial communication with the IPPC).

Honduras

Date of enforcement 3 February 2006.

Hong Kong

Not requested for Hong Kong as final destination, but strongly recommended

India

Date of enforcement 1 November 2004.

Indonesia

Date of enforcement 1 September 2009. Indonesia requires an additional declaration by the exporter. Click here for copy of the document: Indonesia ISPM 15 – Exporter Declaration

Israel

Date of Enforcement October 2009.

Jamaica

Date of Enforcement 1 January 2011.

Japan

Date of enforcement 1 April 2007.

Jordan

Date of enforcement 17 November 2005.

Kenya

Date of enforcement 29 July 2010.

Lebanon

Date of enforcement 1 July 2006.

Lesotho

Date of Enforcement January 2012.

Malaysia

Date of Enforcement 1 January 2010.

Mexico

Date of enforcement 16 September 2005.

MozambiqueDate of enforcement 17 February 2009.

New Caledonia

Date of enforcement 1 June 2006.

New Zealand

Date of enforcement 16 April 2003. Wood packaging must comply with the Import Health Standard Wood Packaging Material from All Countries. Consignments will be risk profiled and a subset of these will be selected for inspection.
To be compliant wood packaging must be treated in accordance with the Import Health Standard using one of the following methods:

  • heat treatment
  • fumigated with methyl bromide
  • fumigated with phosphine
  • chemical preservation

Wood packaging treated and marked in accordance with the ISPM 15 standard meets the requirement of the Import Health Standard. Additional information is available at: www.maf.govt.nz.

Nicaragua

Notification of the intent to implement ISPM 15 was issued March 2006, but no official enforcement date has been confirmed.

Nigeria

Date of enforcement 30 September 2004.

Northern Marianna Islands

US Associated territories and federal district of the USA – see the USA.

Norway

Date of enforcement 1 January 2008.

Oman

Date of enforcement 1 December 2006.

Panama

Date of enforcement 17 February 2005.

Paraguay

Date of enforcement 28 June 2005.

Peru

Date of enforcement 1 September 2005.

Philippines

Date of enforcement 1 June 2005.

Puerto Rico

US Associated territories and federal district of the USA – see the USA.

Republic of Georgia

Unofficial communication.

Republic of South Korea

Date of enforcement 1 June 2005.

Russia (Russian Federation)

Date of enforcement 15 July 2009 (unofficial communication).

Samoa

Enforced - Unofficial sources

Phytosanitary certificate is required unless wood packaging material is ISPM 15 compliant. If not ISPM 15 compliant, then one of the following treatments is required within 21 days of export from Australia:

  • fumigation with Methyl Bromide or Sulphuryl fluoride at 80g/m3 for more than 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 10°C. Phosphine fumigation at 1.41 g/m3 for 72 hours at a minimum 10°C and maximum 30°C. Filleted to 300mm maximum.

or

  • heat treatment at 70°C core temperature for more than 4 hours. Or by an approved chemical preservation method.

All wood packaging material must be free of bark, quarantine pests, decay and other fungi and soil. All wood packaging material will be inspected on arrival in Samoa.

Senegal

Date of enforcement 15 August 2010.

Serbia

Date of enforcement September 2010.

Seychelles

Date of enforcement 1 March 2006.

Singapore

Singapore is not demanding ISPM 15 compliance in its own right. For transhipment cargo, and any cargo that is imported solely for re-export, it is recommended that the wooden packaging material should be treated and certified at the country of origin in accordance with the destination country’s requirements for wood packaging material.

South Africa

Date of enforcement 1 March 2005.

South KoreaDate of enforcement 1 June 2005.

Sri Lanka

Date of enforcement 8 March 2010.

Switzerland

See European Union

Syria

Date of enforcement 1 April 2006.

Taiwan

Date of enforcement 1 January 2009.

Thailand

Date of enforcement 1 August 2009.

Trinidad and Tobago

Date of Enforcement 21 September 2005.

Tunisia

Enforced: Unofficial communication with the IPPC

Turkey

Date of enforcement 1 January 2006.

Ukraine

Date of enforcement 16 September 2005.

USA

Date of enforcement 5 July 2006. Additional informationisavailable at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/wpm/import.html

Uruguay

Unofficial communication with the IPPC

Venezuela

Date of enforcement 2 May 2005.

Vietnam

Date of enforcement 5 June 2005.

Virgin Islands

US Associated territories and federal district of the USA – see the USA.

Wallis and FutunaDate of enforcement 25 June 2013.

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