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Issuance of Wood Packing Material Penalty

October, 2017

wood packagingU.S. Customs and Border Protection has advised that effective November 1, 2017, responsible parties with a documented Wood Packaging Material (WPM) violation may be issued a penalty.  The purpose of the WPM requirement is to prevent the introduction of exotic timber pests.  The regulation states that non-exempt wood packaging material imported into the United States must be treated at approved facilities at places of origin to kill harmful timber pests that may be present.  The WPM must display a visible, legible, and permanent mark certifying treatment in at least two sides of the article. 

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