The unauthorized and/or fraudulent use of the TP IPPC mark is illegal and a situation we take seriously. Anyone with information regarding the misuse of IPPC marks should contact TP's WPM Manager immediately. Thank you for helping to protect the integrity of the ISPM 15 program which is vital to our business and economy.
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IPPC Marking of Processed Wood Material
When looking at the current regulations for ISPM 15 on page 15-6, Section 2.1 Exemptions states:
The following articles are of sufficiently low risk to be exempted from the provisions of this standard:
wood packaging material made entirely from thin wood (6 mm or less in thickness)
wood packaging made wholly of processed wood material, such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board or veneer that has been created using glue, heat or pressure, or a combination thereof
barrels for wine and spirit that have been heated during manufacture gift boxes for wine, cigars and other commodities made from wood that has been processed and/or manufactured in a way that renders it free of pests
sawdust, wood shavings and wood wool
wood components permanently attached to freight vehicles and containers.
In Annex 2, page 15-17 of ISPM 15, it states the following when marking wood packaging material:
Where various components are integrated into a unit of wood packaging material, the resultant composite unit should be considered as a single unit for marking purposes. On a composite unit of wood packaging material made of both treated wood and processed wood material (where the processed component does not require treatment) , it may be appropriate for the mark to appear on the processed wood material components to ensure that the mark is in a visible location and is of a sufficient size.
In short, the application of the mark on processed wood material is acceptable on multi-component wood packaging where such application is done to ensure the mark is seen. Facilities should also place a mark on the actual wood WPM product to verify conformance but if the processed wood material is what will be seen by Customs in a container, then also applying the mark on the this material is appropriate and allowed by ISPM 15.
Please notify the TP Program Manager with any questions related to processed wood material or any of the other items listed in ISPM 15's "Exemptions" section.