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Export Requirements for timber pallets and packaging materials

Pallet Supplies has an affiliation with the CWPCA and is continually attending international pallet conferences held around the world. Because of this reason we are kept informed of international quarantine regulations and developments in border control changes.

Listed below are some of the regulations for exporting pallets and timber to countries around the world. These are updated periodically with a reference to the last update. Last Update on 01-06-2005

For further investigation you can link to the following useful web addresses listed below.

Biosecurity export certification standards (Australian Site) (international site, ISPM15 )

To place or arrange in a suitable order. Pallet dimensions decisively determine capacity utilization of a container for example. The most favourable pallet size is a function of the internal container dimensions and the shape and weight of the packages.Four-way pallets (accessible by fork-lift trucks from all four sides) allow the floor area available in the container to be put to the best use.

  • Australia (ISPM 15 & AQIS) adopted September 2004
  • USA (ISPM 15) adopted January 2004
  • Mexico (ISPM 15) adopted January 2004
  • Canada (ISPM 15) adopted January 2004 
  • Japan not planning to adopt ISPM 15
  • European Union (ISPM 15) *Grace period March 2005, full implement Dec 2007
  • China no decision to date
  • India (ISPM 15)adopted Nov 2004

*Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Channel Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Monaco, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lituania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

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