ISPM15 – Export Compliant Lumber: What You Need to Know Before You Export

ISPM15 lumber is wood that has been treated to meet the requirements of the international standard for phytosanitary measures number 15 (ISPM15). The standard was developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in order to prevent the spread of harmful pests and diseases through the international movement of wood products.

In order to be compliant with ISPM15, lumber must be heat treated or fumigated. Heat treatment involves heating the wood to a minimum core temperature of 56 degrees […]