Boone Valley Forest Products is the supplier you need for all heat-treated (HT) lumber and other types of wood packaging materials used for export. We are well versed in the international exporting standard ISPM-15 and can guide you through the maze of regulations to make your shipments go smoothly.
What is ISPM-15?
ISPM-15 is an agreement between the United States and 133 other countries that requires all wood packaging material (both hardwood and pine) used in exports be heat-treated at a core temperature of 56 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 30 minutes. This process eliminates the presence of pests found in wood crating products, and therefore protects crops and forests in other parts of the world. Once heat treated, the wood packaging is affixed with a stamp (see below) designating readiness for international shipments. Shipments not displaying this stamp may be delayed, refused or destroyed upon reaching the foreign country.
Why call Boone Valley?
Depending on the specific crating situation, different forms of the stamp are required. Not all lumber companies fully understand the rules and regulations involved in the ISPM-15 agreement. They may simply be guessing, and the result could be your shipment getting rejected by an inspector. Boone Valley has many years of experience in meeting heat-treating requirements, and can assist you in getting the correct stamp on your lumber so that export shipments are received by your customers on time.
Please call us, we’re ready to help!