To prevent introduction of non-native pests, some countries (for example, Australia) prohibit the importation of non-treated coniferous wood packing materials (pallets) from certain originating countries. (all our products are ISPM15 certified)
International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that directly addresses the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship products between countries.
We adhere to strict sustainability practices, all our wood materials fully comply with ISPM15 regulations.
Many companies buy timber that is already treated through their supply, we at AGI are one of the few companies in Romania that actually have our own boiler and ovens that are authorized for the thermal treatment of wood according to this standard.
ISPM15 is a standard adopted by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) entitled "Regulation of wood packing materials in international trade". The IPPC is an international treaty to prevent the spread and introduction of pests plants and plant products and to promote appropriate measures for their control. Pests associated with WPM are known to have adverse effects on forest health and biodiversity. ISPM 15 is in place to reduce the spread of pests and provides instructions on methods to reduce the risk of pest introduction, including the use of landed wood, heat treatment and methyl bromide treatment; the standard also provides requirements for WPM labeling that has undergone approved plant protection treatment. Many countries base their regulations on wood packing materials (WPM) on this standard.