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Wood packaging material for export

The United States, among many countries, has begun the enforcement of the international phytosanitary standard for regulated wood packaging material (WPM).

Examples of WPM include:

  • Crates
  • Boxes
  • Pieces of wood used as supports or bracing

Most WPM must be:

  • Heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide per the guidelines
  • Stamped with an approved international mark certifying that treatment

Visit the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures website for complete details.

We’re providing this information as a convenience only. All of this information is subject to change without notice, and we don't guarantee its accuracy or completeness. It's your responsibility to make sure that you are complying with all applicable requirements when you send or receive international mail items.