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Information International rules and organization ISPM №15 / ISPM #15 Supplement ISPM 1 15

Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade - addition 1

Examples of methods of secure disposal of non-conforming requirements of wood packaging material

Safe disposal of non-conforming requirements of wood packaging material is one option for pest risk management measures, and may be used by the NPPO of the importing country when an emergency action is either impossible or undesirable. The methods listed below are recommended for the secure disposal of non-conforming requirements of wood packaging material:

(1) burning, if this is possible;
(2) deep burial in sites approved by the competent authorities. (Note: the burial depth may depend on climatic conditions and found the pest, but is recommended that it be at least two meters of material should backfilled soil immediately after being placed in the pit and in the future . to be buried should be remembered also, that deep burial is not a viable option utilization of wood infested by termites or some root pathogens);
(3) processing (Note: on the chopping chips should be used only if it is combined with further processing in accordance with the recommendations of the country by the NPPO of the importing country for the destruction of harmful organisms of concern, for example, for the production of oriented strand boards);
(4) other methods endorsed by the NPPO as effective against harmful organisms of concern;
(5) in the appropriate return to the country of export.

In order to minimize the risk of introduction or spread of pests safe disposal, if required, should be carried out promptly, using these methods.