Extra precautions may be necessary when shipping bulky or fragile goods. To ensure the safety of any cargo, no matter how heavy or fragile, during transit, hardwood packing and bracing should be utilized. When using wooden packing or bracing, there are a few things to keep in mind. The usage of wooden packaging may be subject to rules, which will be discussed in this article.
It’s always important to check the wood’s treatment requirements and the wood’s origin before making the final choice to utilize wooden packaging for your product. For the purpose of dealing with the problem of invasive pests and plants, the International Standards for Phytosanitary measures (ISPM) set standards (ISPM). For the most part, it’s the wood’s treatments and marks that matter most.
It is necessary to issue a certificate for the use of wood packaging in international trade. Each country’s National Plant Protection Organization issues the certification for phytosanitary wooden packaging. Two types of wood treatment processes are covered by the NPPOs’ certificates: heat treatment and chemical treatment. The wood must be heated to a minimum temperature of 132 degrees Fahrenheit (56 degrees Celsius) along its full profile, including the core, in compliance with ISPM requirements.
Under national, regional, or international regulations the sign is required to be registered. It should also look like the example below. In order for the country code to work, it must be in the two-digit International Organization for Standards (ISO) format, e.g. RO for Romania. In addition, a hyphen must separate it from the producer/treatment provider code.
The NPPO provides the treatment code, which is unique to each treatment provider, to the company that makes the wood packaging material or applies the treatment to the wood packaging material. The usage of wood packing material is not governed by any “international rules.” The ISPM philosophy, on the other hand, has norms that have been widely agreed upon. Only once a government adopts and implements the established standards as rules do they become regulations. The government can accept all or part of the ISPM standards and enforce them to minimize the entry of alien pests and plants into their countries after the standards have become a rule.