ISPM15 Compliant Crates (What is
International standards for phytosanitary measures are prepared by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention as part of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizationís global programme of policy and technical assistance in plant quarantine. ISPM15 is a Phytosanitary Standard scheduled for enforcement around the world by participating countries from April 01 2005. Australia began enforcement from September 01 2005. Wooden crates and packaging may be subject to ISPM15 standards on entry to participating countries from April 01 2005 including imports or re-entries to Australia as of September 01 2005. Only ISPM15 Certification and Stamping will enable smooth transit into participating countries. Consequences of not being Compliant and Certified may include refusal of entry and mandatory return shipping, compulsory Quarantine treatment or destruction all at shippers cost. Recent discussions suggest that in 2006 the enforcement of these regulations is to become more stringent. Elite is an ISPM15 Certified Manufacturer. According to extensive continuously audited Quality Procedures export products are manufactured compliant and Stamped with the internationally recognized Logo including Eliteís dedicated Licence Number. When utilizing new export products manufactured by Elite there is no need for Methyl Bromide Fumigation to achieve compliance. As a result our supply chain is uninterrupted and delivered free of any residual treatment.
Elite can arrange for your existing crates to be treated to ISPM15 Standards using Either Heat Treatment or Fumigation. Heat Treatment is size limited. Technical advice confirms that painted and lined crates may not be successfully fumigated.