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UPDATED: 5/7/05

Wood Packing Material Regulations

Effective Sept. 15, 2005

Effective this date, all wood packing material used in shipments to the U.S, must comply with regulations 7 CFR 319.40-3(b). These regulations require that all wood packing materials have undergone one of the following processes and are marked accordingly:
  1. Heat Treatment
  2. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide

Failure to comply with these regulations can result in one of the following:

  1. Cargo may be required to be re-exported to the point of origin.
  2. Customs MAY allow the materials to be seperated from the shipment under customs supervision, at the expense of the importer.





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