Wood Packaging Material

Wood Packaging Material

All wood packing material entering or transiting the United States must be heat-treated or fumigated and be marked with an approved logo certifying that it has been appropriately treated. Shipments containing noncompliant wood packing material will not be allowed to enter the United States.

How to Source ISPM 15-Compliant Wood Packing Material
This page provides sources for compliant wood packing material and information on how to become an ISPM 15 compliant wood packing material manufacturer. 

Approved WPM Alternatives
Importers may consider using alternatives to wood packing material. The following products are not subject to USDA regulation:

  • Plywood or press board
  • Plastic pallets
  • Oriented strand board
  • Hardboard
  • Parallel strand lumber
  • Synthetic foam
  • Metal frames
  • Inflated dunnage
  • Masonite veneer

WPM Regulations

Questions about Port of Entry Enforcement:

Questions about WPM Regulation:

  • Contact APHIS at (844) 820-2234 Monday-Friday, 8:30 and 5:00 Eastern Time.