Registration to the UK wood packaging material marking programme.

Plant Health Organisations around the world have long since recognized the risk posed by movements of wooden packaging material – especially the lower grade material that is used, often as dunnage, to transport some types of goods. Incidents involving new pest outbreaks have prompted the international community to promote the development of an international standard to address this problem.

In March 2002, the Interim Commission on Photosanitary Measures endorsed ISPM 15 “Guidelines for regulating wood packaging material in international trade”.

UK wood packaging material marking programme - ISPM 15

The UK wood packaging material marking programme is based on the guidelines set out in ISPM 15 and is run by Timber Packaging and Pallet Manufacturers Confederation (TIMCON) in the UK on behalf of the Forestry Commission (FC) in Great Britain, and the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland (FS).

BM TRADA is one of the Independent Agencies who can carry out audits on behalf of TIMCON. For further information or to apply to join the scheme please contact:

TIMCON

Q House, Troon Way Business Centre,
Humberstone Lane, Thurmaston,
Leicester, LE4 9HA.

Tel: 0116 274 7357
Fax: 0116 274 7365
Email: timcon@associationhq.org.uk

www.timcon.org

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