All our cases are
ISPM 15 Compliant
Alban Cases is registered with the Forestry Commission (GB) for the supply of ISPM15 compliant wooden cases. Our registration number is FC0624.
The mark of compliance is marked onto our timber cases/crates to ensure they are clearly visible to import and export officials internationally.
In addition to the marking of the ISPM15 cases with our registration number we can also provide our clients with the necessary paperwork and certificate to accompany them in transit.
Heat Treated ISPM 15 Timber: So what is ISPM 15?
International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures – New international regulations relating to the control and spread of forest pests and timber diseases have recently been introduced. Many countries now require imported timber to satisfy the ISPM 15 phytosanitary regulations which are recognized by the World Trade Organization.
What are the Phytosanitary Treatments ?
Heat treatment – The wood is heat treated to 56°C for at least 30 minutes.
These processes must be carried out by companies licensed under the UK Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme. Approved companies are issued with a license and re-assesed every six months. In both cases the timber must be debarked prior to treatment.
Complying products produced by licensed manufacturers are stamped with a permanent mark to prove conformity. See below.
Which Countries Require an ISPM 15 Phytosanitary Certificate?
The countries which require these measures include: Brazil, Columbia, Canada, USA, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, India, Korea, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan, Chile, Nigeria, Norway and the EU (for non-EU products).
For more detailed and regularly updated information please visit the following websites:
- Timcon (Alban Cases Timcon Reg No is FC 0624)
- Plant Health Service – The Forestry Commission
- United Kingdom Forest Products Association
If you require advice or help relating to shipping worldwide, please telephone Andrew Jackman on 01582 493099