Regulation of Wood Packaging material in International Trade
REGULATION OF WOOD PACKAGING
MATERIAL IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
WHY REGULATE WOOD PACKAGING
Wood packaging material can be the pathway for introduction and spread
of quarantine pests as it frequently contains raw wood that might have
not undergone sufficient treatment or processing to kill or remove pests.
IPPC MARK ON WOOD PACKAGING
Regulated wood packaging material include the following: pallets,
dunnage, crating, packing blocks, drums, cases, load boards, pallet collars
All regulated wood packaging material must be debarked, treated with
methyl bromide or heat and bears IPPC mark.
IPPC mark should be:
Permanent and not transferable;
Placed in a visible location, preferably on at least two opposite sides of an
article being certified.
CONSEQUENCES OF NON COMPLIANCE
CONSIGNMENTS MAY BE:
SEND BACK TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
AT YOUR OWN COST
EASTERN CAPE REGION: (041) 484 2725 / 26/60
GAUTENG REGION: (011) 390-7520
KWAZULU-NATAL REGION: (013) 337 2755
WESTERN CAPE REGION: (021) 809 0218
VISIT OUR WEBSITE
www.daff.gov.za – DIVISIONS – AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT INSPECTION
SERVICES - WOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL
DO NOT IMPORT OR EXPORT ANY
PRODUCTS, ON OR IN WOOD PACKAGING
MATERIAL, WITHOUT TREATMENT AND
IPPC MARK !!