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Korea WPM Requirements

Korea published requirements adopting ISPM 15 for wood packaging material (WPM). The regulation was implemented June 1, 2005 .

Wood packaging material that's considered processed wood produced from glue, heat, and pressure or a combination thereof (plywood, veneer panel, particle board, etc…) are exempt from the treatment and marking.

For questions pertaining to treatment and marking of WPM under the Heat Treatment and fumigation programs contact the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) at 301-972-1700 or one of the accredited agencies listed at the ALSC website. Questions pertaining to where HT lumber may be purchased, how to become certified, costs pertaining to enrollment, required marks etc. may be directed to the ALSC or any of the inspection agencies.  

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