NEWS

MOLD

Mold has been a concern this year with wet weather effecting much of the country.  Many wpm facilities have asked question regarding mold prevention.  Summer is hot and humid so mold is a natural effect of our environment.  The most effective way to prevent mold is to eliminate moisture.  If you are purchasing lumber for your wpm project - buy KDHT or KD19 HT lumber.  This is not always possible so - keep wpm under storage shed with good ventilation.  Don't store wpm or components in damp areas.   Mold spread from one wpm to another wpm - so remove wpm or components with mold from storage areas and shipments.  Most important is know your costumer and their shipping need.  Know the products and how moisture and mold will affect that shipment.

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Repaired WPM with IPPC Marks

Any repaired wpm with IPPC marks must have that IPPC mark removed.  That mark must be removed regardless of weather that wpm is used for export or domestic shipments.

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US and Canada

The exemption between the US and Canada is set to end.  When that exemption ends this site will be updated.

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Australia Requirements for Wood Packaging
Australia Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has put planned change to import documentation on hold until concerns can be addressed about new requirements. Read More...

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Use of Non-Heat Treated Cross-outs
Interceptions of positive findings for live nematodes by foreign countries have been reported to APHIS and the ALS staff has investigated each finding to try to determine the reason heat treated wood package material labeled under the ALS. Read More...

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Debarking Requirements to Change
The IPPC will implement its debarking requirements on July 1, 2009. Debarking is defined based upon the proposed amendment to ISPM 15 (up to 3 cm wide unlimited length; if over 3 cm wide, credit card size).

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AHC Bulletin January 2009
The EU began implementation and enforcement of ISPM-15 on March 1, 2005 with an additional debarking requirement for WPM, but postponed enforcing the debarking requirement to March 1, 2006. Prior to the March 1, 2006 deadline. Read More...

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Quarantined Area (Emerald Ash Borer)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2006--The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service today announced the expansion of its emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine to include the entire states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Read More...

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Updated ISPM 15 Compliant Countries
Wood Packaging Material (WPM) Import Requirements by Country. Read More...

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CIS ISPM 15 News September 6, 2006
Containerized Sea Cargo Inspected wood, with or without ISPM 15 marks, found to have live insects, bark or other quarantine risk material will be subject to onshore treatment, re-export and/or destruction at the importers discretion. Read More...

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CIS ISPM 15 Info March 14, 2006
The United States, Canada, and Mexico have revised implementation of the ISPM 15 with a 3 phase approach. Read More...