Phytosanitary/Pest Treatment

  Public Comments Identify Key Concerns for National Wood Packaging Rule - Overview of public testimony given in various hearings about the development of a national treatment and certification rule for wood packaging material.   (12/1/2009)

  Ending the Mosaic of Local Laws: Federal Officials Explore Pest Rule Options - Federal officials seek input on domestic wood packaging rule. Review of what a new rule could mean for the industry and your business.  (10/5/2009)

  APHIS Announces Intention to Pursue National Wood Packaging Rule - Concerned about the spread of invasive species, federal officials are investigating options for a national treatment requirement for domestic transit of solid wood packaging materials.  (9/2/2009)

  Official ISPM-15 Changes Announced - International leaders adopt new rules for ISPM-15 including a bark requirement for compliant wood packaging.  (5/1/2009)

  Scientist Discuss Wood Packaging Rule Changes - International plant health officials will likely adopt new rules for wood packaging, including measures to restrict bark. Scientists are developing techniques to evaluate new treatments for ISPM-15 certification.   (12/1/2008)

  Governments Seek to End ISPM-15 Exemption; EAB Discoveries Mount - U.S. and Canada propose ending treatment exemption for solid wood packaging as the emerald ash borer spreads into three states this summer.  (9/1/2008)

  Canada/US Consider Trans-Border Pallet Rules - US and Canadian governments move closer to new trans-border pallet requirements.   (7/1/2008)

  EAB, Invasive Pests Increase Likelihood of National Wood Pallet Treatment Requirement - The U.S. government and the packaging industry consider requiring ISPM-15 compliance for domestic wood pallets. How will this impact your transport packaging decisions?   (2/1/2008)
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