With the purpose to minimize the risks of introduction of pests in the different countries through the wooden material used for packing, FAO-Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations, through the IPPC-International Plant Protection Convention, approved the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measure number 15 ISPM-15.

More and more countries and/or territories are adopting same measure.
The European Union has also adopted the ISPM-15. Please visit the Portuguese Government site .

The non-accomplishment of this measure leads majority to the return of cargo to its origin or even its destruction at destination. In case of groupage containers, problem maybe be much more serious now that the Authorities impose many times the return to origin of the container with ALL cargoes loaded inside. In any case, the prevaricator will be fully responsible for all costs involved.

Please find hereunder a list of countries adopting the ISPM-15.
This list will not be automatically updated. You must consult us if the country of destination of your cargo is not shown. We will be glad to assist you with further information.

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Egypt
  • Ecuador
  • Philippines
  • India
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela