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International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures N° 15 – ISPM15 FAO

International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures # 15 – is a protocol for preventing the planetary spread of parasites that nest in wood, signed in Rome in March 2002 by many countries.

Below is the list of countries that have signed the ISPM15 FAO protocol:

Albania, Algeria, Arabia Saudita, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,
Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgio, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brasile, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso,
Cambogia, Canada, Capo Verde, Cile, Cipro, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croazia, Cuba,
Danimarca, Ecuador, Egitto, El Salvador, Emirati Arabi Uniti, Eritrea, Estonia, Etiopia,
Federazione Russa, Filippine, Finlandia, Francia, Germania, Ghana, Giamaica, Giappone, Giordania, Grecia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea Equatoriale, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Irlanda, Isole Solomon, Israele, Italia,Jamahiriya, Kenia, Korea del Sud, Laos, Libano, Liberia, Libyan-Arab, Lituania, Lussemburgo,
Malawi, Malaysia, Mall, Malta, Marocco, Mauritius, Messico, Moldavia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norvegia, Nuova Zelanda, Olanda, Oman,Pakistan, Panama, Papua Nuova Guinea, Paraguay, Perù, Polonia,
Regno Unito, Repubblica di Cina, Repubblica Ceca, Repubblica Dominicana, Romania,
Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Spagna, Sri Lanka, St. Kitt & Nevis, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Stati Uniti d’America, Sud Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Svizzera,Thailandia, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turchia,
Ungheria, Unione Europea, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia.

WARNING: The use of ISPM 15 FAO labeled and processed packaging for consignments within the EU is not mandatory, with the exception of packaging coming from Portugal.

All wooden packaging used in the packaging of a shipment must be subjected to ISPM15 FAO treatment; also raw, new and used pallets, collars, crates, crates, packaging for oenological and fruit products, coils, stands, supports, saddles, skids and wooden stowage materials. The ISPM15 FAO protocol provides that these materials are treated in a special HT oven, within which the timber temperature is brought to about 60 degrees for 32 minutes. The ISPM15 FAO standard excludes from this requirement the wood-based materials made with a workmanship: plywood, OSB, wood wool, sawdust, shavings and the like, in particular rough cut wood in pieces with a thickness of less than 6 mm.
Finally, the ISPM15 FAO Standard stipulated that a trademark should be affixed on the treated packages so as to identify the person in charge of the treatment.