What is ISPM 15?
The international standard ISPM 15 is an international agreement to prevent the spread of serious pests by wooden packaging through world trade. Pests that can threaten the forests, but also trees in parks and private gardens.
What does the ISPM 15 standard mean?
The standard ISPM 15 stands for International Standard of Phytosanitary Measures No. 15. It is an international standard. Many countries require that wooden packaging that is brought into the country must comply with ISPM 15. Sweden and the EU also demand this through our plant protection rules. The standard ISPM 15 means that wooden packaging must be made of barked wood that has been treated against plant pests. In Sweden, the wood is treated by heat treatment. In other countries, wood can be treated by gassing. Both methods are approved according to the standard, but gassing with methyl bromide is not permitted within the EU.
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