Wood Packaging Materials
Methyl Bromide Fumigation Program
The National Wood Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) in coordination with APHIS and the wood packaging industry has developed an official program in order for the NWPCA to implement a quality control program for the official labeling of WPM fumigated with Methyl Bromide in compliance with the ISPM15 standard. The Methyl Bromide (MB) Fumigation Program is structured much the same as the Heat Treatment (HT) program. The NWPCA administers the fumigation program. Inspection agencies enrolled with the National Wood Pallet and Container Association monitor the fumigation with methyl bromide and treatment marking of WPM in conformance with ISPM15. The agency quality mark may only be applied on WPM treated by fumigators certified in the program
In order for exporters to ensure WPM is treated and given the agency quality mark exporters may contact a fumigator registered in the program, or register with one of the accredited inspection agencies enrolled in the program or purchase WPM bearing the agency quality mark confirming treatment with Methyl Bromide. A listing of inspection agencies as well as fumigators registered in the program may be accessed from the NWPCA web site or contact the NWPCA at 703-519-6104.
January 26, 2007