No Deal Brexit and ISPM 15: Compressed wood pallets make movement of pallets in and out of the UK remain easy.
15th March 2019 –
Compressed wood pallets are more and more popular in the logistics and warehouse industries.
There is still a cloud of uncertainty around what exactly will happen on 29th March; perhaps a deal, perhaps a delay, or perhaps no deal. Nonetheless, the UK Government are advising businesses about their use of Wood Packaging Material (WPM) in the event of a ‘No Deal Brexit’; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/importing-and-exporting-plants-and-plant-products-if-theres-no-withdrawal-deal#movement-of-wood-packaging-material.
Frankly, until now UK businesses have been able to send goods to most EU countries on any old wooden pallet or crate. However, in the event of a ‘No Deal’ scenario, UK exporters to any EU country will immediately be obligated to ensure that their wood packaging material (WPM) conforms with ISPM15 guidelines (concerning the spread of quarantine pests between countries). Specifically, this means that all wooden pallets will need to be treated and marked according the ISPM15 regulations before they can enter an EU country. This is a huge issue for UK exporters, because there is simply not enough heat treatment capacity in the existing wooden pallet industry to cope with the demand that will come.
However, the good news for users of compressed wood pallets is that they will face no such obstacles to move their goods, whether there is a deal, a delay, or no deal. Due to the manufacturing process of the 100% recycled wood content, compressed wood pallets are categorized as ‘processed wood’ meaning they are completely exempt from ISPM15 regulations and are allowed to move freely between the UK and EU countries (or indeed worldwide) without any treatment or marking. Because of compressed wood pallets are made under high temperature and high pressure, there are no termites, or bacteria.
Moreover, some companies offer complimentary export certificates to customers who are still worried about border agencies raising concerns, ensuring the continued smooth movement of pallets between borders.
ThoYu, the professional manufacturer of compressed wood pallet machine, helps ensure that your business and your pallets are Brexit ready!
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