Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade - the application of ISPM 2 15

Marking and its application

Appendix ISPM 2 15

Marking, indicating that the wood packaging material has been subjected to approved phytosanitary treatment in accordance with this standard, includes the following required components:

  • symbol;
  • country code;
  • code of the manufacturer or manufacturer of the processing;
  • processing code using the appropriate abbreviation according to the 1 application (NT or MB).

The design of a symbol - a spikelet (which can be registered as part of procedures at the national, regional or international level, either as a trademark or as a certification, collective or guarantee mark) should be as close as possible to the symbol shown in the examples below and should be located to the left of the other elements.

Country code

The country code is a two-digit code according to the standard (ISO_3166) (designated in the examples as “XX”). It must be separated by a hyphen from the material manufacturer’s or processing manufacturer’s code.

Material number of the manufacturer or the manufacturer's processing

The material manufacturer’s or processing manufacturer’s code is a unique code assigned to NPPOs the manufacturer of the wood packaging material or the processing manufacturer that uses this label, or another entity who is responsible to the NPPO to ensure that only properly processed products are used and properly labeled wood (indicated in the examples as "000"). The number and order of numbers and / or letters in the code is established by the NPPO.

handling code

The processing code is an abbreviation adopted in IPPC and given in the appendix 1 for the applied approved measure, indicated in the examples as “YY”. The processing code must be entered after the combined country and material codes of the material or processing manufacturer. It should be located on a separate line from the country code and the code of the manufacturer of the material or the manufacturer of processing, or separated by a hyphen if it is located on the same line as the other codes.

handling code processing Type
NT Heat treatment
MB Fumigation methyl bromide
DH dielectric heating



The size, font types used, and placement of markings may vary, but its size should be large enough to be visible and legible to inspectors without the use of auxiliary visual aids. This marking should be of a rectangular or square shape and placed within the frame with a vertical line separating the symbol from the code elements. To facilitate the use of the stencil can be allowed small tears in the box, a vertical line, and elsewhere among the markings.

Within the framework of marking should not contain any other information. If use for the protection of marks on the national level it is advisable to apply additional markings (eg trademarks of the manufacturer, the authorized agency logo), then this information can be located near, but outside the boundaries marking.

Marking shall:

  • be picky;
  • be durable and not allow its transfer;
  • be located in a location visible when using wooden packaging, preferably on at least two opposite sides of a unit of wood packaging material.

Marking should not be applied by hand.
You should avoid the use of red and orange colors, as they are used for the labeling of dangerous goods.

In the event that a unit of wood packaging material consists of several elements, then for the purpose of marking the resulting composite unit should be treated as a separate unit. On a composite unit of wood packaging material, consisting of both treated wood and recycled wood material (if the recycled material element does not require treatment), it seems appropriate to label the elements from recycled wood material to ensure that this marking is located in a conspicuous place And had a fairly large size. This approach to labeling refers only to integral integral units, rather than to temporary assembly structures from wood packaging material.

It may be necessary to focus on applying legible marking on a fixing timber, as the final trimming of treated wood designed for use as fasteners, may be carried out only when the vehicle is loaded. It is important that shippers ensure that all mounting wood used to secure or support commodities, was treated and was labeled as described in this Annex, and that this marking is clear and legible.

Small pieces of wood that do not have all the required marking elements not to be used as fasteners. Marking the mounting timber it can be made as follows:

  • marking on pieces of wood intended for use as fasteners along their entire length at short intervals (note: if very small pieces are used as fasteners, then this should be cut off so that the marking is fully preserved on the fastener used);
  • additional marking on the treated fixing wood in a visible place after trimming, in case shipper authorized to do so in accordance with section 4.

The following are examples of valid options for the location of required labeling elements used to certify that the wood packaging material carrying a label, has been subjected to an approved treatment. No symbol changes should not be made. marking the location of options should be taken, provided that they meet the requirements laid down in this Annex.

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