IMPORTANT Reminder to All our Clients.

IMPORT: Very important reminder to all your supplier to ensure the use of IPPC and ISPM 15 type pallet for all your import to Canada


EXPORT: It is very important to use IPPC pallets for all your International Exports (Except in the USA, there is an exemption)


Regulated Commodities under IPPC / ISPM 15 regulation:

Wood packaging materials constructed from the wood of any plant species that are not manufactured, including dunnage, pallets, spacers, bearers, crating, etc.
The mark must at minimum include:


  • 1. The IPPC symbol for treated wood packaging materials (as per Annex II of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15: Guidelines for Regulating Wood packaging materials Material in International Trade) as reproduced here:



Commodities Exempt

All wood packaging materials constructed entirely from manufactured wood including: dunnage, pallets, spacers, bearers, crating, etc. All wood packaging materials constructed of wood of less than 6 mm in thickness.


Wood packing (wood chips, sawdust or other processed wood product used to stabilize a commodity).
Manufactured Wood: Articles comprised wholly of wood-based products such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, veneer, wood wool etc., which have been created using glue, heat and pressure or a combination thereof.


Regulated Areas:  All countries other than the continental U.S.A

What happen in case of non-Compliance ?

Any non-compliant wood packaging materials entering Canada or in any country where the IPPC regulation is in place will be ordered removed from the country  at importer’s/exporter’s expense, who ever is at fault.