Due to a recent increase in the number of sea carriers found transporting wood packing material (WPM) that violates WPM standards—primarily while crossing the Mediterranean Sea—Customs & Border Protection has released a bulletin reminding importers to work to ensure that any WPM used has been effectively treated to prevent the introduction of invasive pests into the United States.

To learn more about the threat from pests and proper WPM handling, please read, Let’s Get Serious About Wood Packaging Materials, written by Jim Trubits.

Additionally, click here to read CBP’s bulletin.

By Abby Frank, Consulting Coordinator