Fumigation means that wood material must be treated to avoid that any entomological residues enter the country of destination. This is made compulsory by ISPM 15, an international regulation. Treatment is normally being done by Methyl Bromide and "wood material" really means ANY wood material including all packaging like pallets, boxes, crates, cases and so on. Some countries also ask for a phytosanitary certificate. The actual situation is as follows:


Country Fumigation Mark
ISPM#15
Phyto
Argentina Yes Yes  
Australia Yes Yes  
Bolivia Yes Yes  
Brazil Yes Yes  
Bulgaria Yes Yes  
Canada Yes Yes Yes
Chile Yes Yes  
China Yes Yes  
Colombia Yes Yes  
Costa Rica
 
Yes Yes  
Dom. Rep. Yes Yes  
Ecuador Yes Yes  
Egypte Yes Yes  
EUROPE Yes Yes  
Guatemala Yes Yes  
Honduras Yes Yes  
India Yes Yes  
Indonesia Yes   Yes
Ivory Coast Yes Yes  
Japan Yes Yes  
Jordan Yes Yes  
Lebanon Yes Yes  
Mexico Yes Yes  
Country Fumigation Mark
ISPM#15
Phyto
New Caledonia Yes Yes  
New Zealand Yes Yes  
Nicaragua Yes Yes  
Nigeria Yes Yes  
Oman Yes Yes  
Panama Yes Yes  
Paraguay Yes Yes  
Peru Yes Yes  
Philippines Yes Yes  
Rep. of Southern Africa Yes Yes  
Seychelles Yes Yes  
South-Korea Yes Yes  
Sri Lanka Yes    
Switzerland Yes    
Syria Yes Yes  
Taiwan Yes Yes  
Trinidad & Tobago Yes Yes  
Turkey Yes Yes  
U.S.A. Yes Yes  
Ukraine Yes Yes  
Uruguay Yes Yes  
Venezuela Yes Yes  
Vietnam Yes    

All data are supplied on a strictly informatory basis. Transmarcom cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies in this information.

01/03/2007