We carry out the heat treatment in compliance with the FAO ISPM 15 standardFor wood packaging materials, we provide a Certificate of Treatment and on each item, we place the IPPC marking for wood packaging materials, the so-called ISPM logo. The certificate also contains the amount of wood used, the name of the company that performed the heat treatment, the time and temperature of the heat treatment and the registration number of our company. On the basis of the certificate of treatment, the Phytosanitary Certificate is issued by the competent plant and soil protection service, which is essential for the free entry of the goods into non-EU countries of destination.
Heat-treated woodWood used primarily in the packaging industry for the packaging of machinery and equipment. These wood shall be heat treated to release fungi, insects, mites and viruses.
What requirements must be met?Wood packaging materials used in trade for the transport of almost all kinds of goods (regardless of what kind of product is transported in/on them) may only be imported into Hungary and the rest of the EU if they meet the following requirements:
- IT has been subject to one of the approved treatments as stated in Annex 1 of ISPM 15, namely: Heat treatment: the wooden packaging material was heated according to a time/temperature system during which the inside of the wood was at a minimum of 56°C for at least 30 minutes. Heat treatment shall be indicated by the marking ‘HT’.
- The following markings should be indicated on the wood packaging material: