From 1st January 2021, all wooden pallets and wood packaging moving between the UK and the EU must meet ISPM 15 international standards by undergoing heat treatment and marking. Once we leave the EU, we become a third-party country. The rules state that those moving goods outside the EU using wooden packaging must be heat treated and stamped. This will help ease pest contamination and potential risk from pests.
The Government’s guidelines state:
“All WPM moving between the UK and the EU must meet ISPM15 international standards by undergoing heat treatment and marking if there’s a no-deal Brexit. All WPM may be subject to official checks either upon or after entry to the EU. Checks on WPM will continue to be carried out in the UK on a risk-targeted basis only. The plant health risk from WPM imported from the EU is not expected to change as a result of Brexit.”
We provide heat treated pallets that are up to the ISPM15 standards. Therefore, from 1st January, you won’t have to worry about the regulations with our approved heat treated wooden pallets. We make the process easy for you, meaning your transportation needs can be met with our pallets.
Due to the requirement, there is now much more demand for heat treated wooden pallets. We supply a wide range of heat-treated pallets in a variety of sizes here at Associated Pallets. We are working incredibly hard to ensure we have sufficient stock of wooden pallets in time for the new regulations next year.
Associated Pallets Ltd always carry a large stock of heat treated – wooden pallets, pallet collars, pallet boxes and timber, pre-heat treated, ready for immediate next day delivery throughout the UK.
We can also heat treat your wood packaging if required small or large shipments can be heat treated, collection and delivery back to your premises can be arranged.
As a member of Timcon, Associated Pallets Ltd adhere to strict quality control and comply with the UK WPMMP-HT programme. Our Heat treatment kiln is subject to six monthly inspections to ensure satisfactory compliance.
All wooden products supplied by Associated Pallets will be accompanied with a heat treatment certificate, our company registration and a graph showing the treatment process, this gives you complete confidence there will be no problems with your exports.
Did you know that over 90% of pallets and skids used for transporting goods in the world are made from wood.
Due to the volume of wooden packaging being shipped across borders, there is an internationally agreed check to make sure there are no nasty bugs hiding in the timber which could cause devastation in vulnerable countries. The packaging standard that protects the world’s forests from disease is called the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures no. 15 (ISPM15).
Every piece of wooden packaging that is treated is stamped with an internationally recognised mark to prove the packaging item has been treated to the ISPM15 standard. This mark essentially acts as a passport for the packaging item allowing it to be confidently transported across international borders with the knowledge it does not contain wood-borne pests
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