All import shipments containing wood or wood packaging material must comply with the new regulations. Accordingly, the wood must be properly treated and visibly marked with the stamp “IPPC” (International Plant Protection Convention). The fumigation certificate must also accompany the shipment. The common ISPM-15 marking from Germany is officially recognized.
Any freight not meeting the above requirements will be retained until the lumber is re-exported as a new shipment back to the origin station at the consignee’s expense. Consignments may be substantially delayed and additional costs are incurred as well as additional costs for interim storage.