MT Crates is able to provide the ISPM 15 certification mark and approved paperwork required for timber packaging used for international export. Our AQIS Certification Number is AU-331-HT.
WHAT IS ISPM 15?
ISPM 15 is the 'International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Publication No. 15 (2009): Regulation of Wood Packaging Material in International Trade'.
ISPM 15 was developed to address the global spread of timber pests by regulating the movement of timber packaging and dunnage in international trade. ISPM 15 describes measures to reduce the risk of introduction and/or spread of quarantine pests associated with solid timber packaging material and dunnage.
All wood packaging material that is used for international export must undergo either heat treatment (core temperature at 56° C for half an hour) or fumigation with methyl bromide. Some products have a low risk of infestation and are exempt from ISPM 15. Please visit the Department of Agriculture website for more information on these exemptions.
WHAT IS AWPCS?
The Australian Wood Packaging Certification Scheme (AWPCS) is a certification scheme developed by Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) to enable Australian treatment providers and/or wood packaging manufacturers to produce wood packaging material to meet ISPM 15 requirements.
To verify that treatment has occurred, and to provide traceability to the country of origin, an internationally recognised ISPM 15 certification mark is applied to the treated wood. Only certified treatment providers and/or wood packaging manufacturers under AWPCS can apply the internationally recognised certification mark.
Please visit the Department of Agriculture website for more information www.daff.gov.au