COMPLIANCE FOR DEFENSE PACKAGING: Phytosanitary Requirements for Wood Packaging Material (WPM)
|Publication Date:||7 September 2007|
Phytosanitary requirements for WPM have been imposed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) to protect forests worldwide against pest infestation. The concern is that non-manufactured WPM may contain pests from the forest where it was grown and may spread pest or destruction outside the originating country. The Department of Defense and its Components engaged in packaging of material for transnational shipments shall comply with the procedures explained in this manual in order to gain access to aerial and water ports. If these procedures are not followed, there is a strong risk that the improperly marked and/or untreated material will become frustrated cargo.