EXPORT-CERTIFIED WOOD PACKAGING
Ship your products anywhere in the world with HT-stamped wood and ISPM 15-certified products for export.
STANDARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS
When shipping products internationally, it is mandatory to comply with the standards and regulations in force, both in exporting and importing countries.
CERTIFIED WOODEN CRATES AND PALLETS FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPORT
What is an export-certified packaging product?
Products that are exported must meet specific requirements and regulations, including safety, health and environmental issues.
Requirements vary according to product type, industrial sector, country of origin and country of destination. In addition, depending on which part of the world you're exporting to, requirements may include phytosanitary, environmental, labeling and customs compliance standards.
An export-certified crate or pallet is therefore an industrial packaging that has been manufactured by a certified, inspected and approved company.
This ensures that the wooden packaging has been designed to meet the specific requirements and applicable international export laws, namely:
manufactured with wood that comes from a certified source and is heat-treated (HT) to be free from pests;
manufactured and stored in a controlled environment;
bears the manufacturer's ISPM-15 certification seal;
traceable in all circumstances, from the forest to the sawmill, through the manufacturing chain to final delivery.
Contact us at 1.888.687.6111 for more information or to request a quote. From heat-treated pallets and shipping crates to locking hardware, we have everything you need to meet export requirements!
EXPORTING GOODS AND PHYTOSANITARY STANDARDS
When exporting goods, you must ensure that your wood packaging materials comply with phytosanitary standards. If your packaging materials are not compliant, they can be refused at the border, or even sent back to their point of origin, which can lead to delays, additional costs, fines and sometimes even prosecution. It is therefore essential to work with an accredited wood packaging manufacturer who uses ISPM 15 approved wood packaging materials for export.
The ISPM 15 standard (International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15) requires that packaging made of wood or containing wood parts be:
heat-treated to eliminate pests;
produced by a certified manufacturer;
stamped to prove conformity;
traceable from the forest to the final place of delivery.
Since requirements vary from country to country, it is best to rely on an expert in export packaging.
Do you need ISPM 15 certified crates or pallets for export?
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES NIMP-15
The International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) n°15 is a global phytosanitary standard that establishes requirements for heat treatment in international trade to prevent the spread of organisms harmful to plants and ecosystems.
According to this standard, wooden packaging must be heat treated according to a specific process and rules to eliminate harmful organisms before export.
Since it is mandatory to comply with the phytosanitary requirements of the country of destination, it is recommended to work with specialized packaging professionals to ensure that all shipping products are manufactured and packaged in accordance with applicable requirements and laws.
Do you need wooden transport crates or pallets manufactured in compliance with the ISPM 15 phytosanitary standard?
CERTIFIED WOODEN CRATES AND PALLETS FOR EXPORT
Wooden packaging is the most common export product, offering the best value for money as well as being highly resistant.
However, the wood must be certified to be exported. Certified wooden crates and pallets are therefore identified by a specific marking, i.e. a seal that includes, in a box, the logo with the sheaf of wheat, the 2-letter country code (e.g. CA for Canada) and the manufacturer's 5-digit code.
In addition, wood packaging intended for export often includes blocking pieces which are added to protect the goods during transport by sea, air or road. Consequently, any wood for dunnage added to the packaging must also bear the ISPM-15 certification seal.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND PACKAGING STANDARDS
Packaging requirements for export
Preparing for export shipment is a crucial step in ensuring the hassle-free delivery of your products abroad.
Obviously, packaging requirements for international export vary according to the country of origin and destination, as well as the type of product being shipped.
Here are the key elements we take into account when packaging goods for export:
Current international packaging standards.
Weather-resistant and strong enough for maximum protection during transport, storage and handling.
Clear, precise labeling in compliance with regulations.
Continuous traceability through to final delivery.
Compliance with customs requirements.
Full documentation for all exports, including hazardous materials declaration if required.
Compliance with current environmental standards.
Protection against shock, vibration, humidity, dust and extreme temperatures.
The CPCQ team has all the experience needed to guarantee you a hassle-free air, land or sea delivery.
Wood traceability requirements for for crates and pallets used for export
It is important to ensure that products to be exported are free from insect pests, and that appropriate measures are taken to prevent infestation during transport and storage.
By tracing the wood from its source in the forest to delivery of the final product, it becomes possible to intercept any cargo that might spread undesirable insects and plant diseases across the planet.
In other words, wood tracing is a process that tracks the origin of a batch of wood or wood-based product to ensure that it has been harvested and processed in compliance with applicable standards and regulations.
Wood tracing has become a major concern for many companies and government agencies seeking to ensure that the wood used in their products comes from sustainable sources, to reduce environmental impact and guarantee the ethics of their supply chain.
The International Plant Protection Convention oversees the use of heat treatment or methyl bromide fumigation to ensure that wooden materials, including wooden pallets, crates, cargo panels and even particleboard , meet the ISPM 15 standard.
The ISPM-15 standard
Insect pests and larvae can hide in wood packaging used for international freight transport, which can lead to their introduction and spread into new environments.
To prevent this, many countries have introduced international phytosanitary regulations and standards to prevent the spread of insect pests and other harmful organisms.
ISPM no. 15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures) therefore regulates and imposes strict requirements for wood packaging treatment and documentation to ensure that products are free from insect pests.
Exporters should therefore ensure that their wood packaging materials have been heat treated to ISPM 15 standard before using them for export. In addition, these must be marked with the HT logo as well as the International Phytosanitary Treatment Symbol (IPPC) to indicate that the treatment has been carried out and that the materials comply with the standard.
Failure to comply with the standard can lead to compliance issues, delays and additional costs related to product inspection, quarantine and fumigation.
In Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for implementing this regulation called the “Canadian Wood Packaging Materials Certification Program” (CHTWPCP).
The CHTWPCP is a voluntary certification program to which CPCQ subscribes. As a participant in the program, we are required to follow the certification protocol to maintain our registration mark and certificate of registration. The registration mark is affixed to all our wood packaging materials to indicate our compliance with the CWPCP requirements.
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What is the average delivery time for wood palletsTime is of the essence when it comes to getting your hands on quality wood pallets for sale in Canada. That's why knowing the average delivery time will help you make an informed decision and get exactly what you need with no hassles or delays. To hit the nail on the head, here's a look at everything you need to know about wood pallet delivery times. Firstly, depending on where you're ordering from, we can provide a 4 to 5 day shipping, but this isn't always guaranteed depending on the quantity needed. Here are a few tips when it comes to buying wood pallets: Check with us directly before making your purchases – we could have additional information that'll save you time in the long run Verify if you need ISPM-15 pallets (compliant for exportation) Be clear about how many wood pallets you want and double check their measurements since size matters too!
Are wood pallets available in different sizes?Wood pallets are an essential part of any warehouse or distribution center, providing a secure and efficient way to move goods. But with so many different sizes and types available, it can be hard for buyers to know which is best for their needs. To begin with, there is no one-size-fits-all answer as the size of wood pallet needed depends on what type of load they’re being used to carry. Generally speaking, wooden pallets come in standard sizes like 48x40 inches or 48x48 inches – but other custom sizes can also be ordered depending on individual needs. In terms of design features, most wooden pallets have reinforced stringers (the horizontal boards) along the top and bottom edges that help keep them stable while carrying heavy loads. These stringer designs vary from model to model, and on top of this, certain models also boast non-slip surfaces which help reduce shifting during transit and increase safety levels for workers handling the product.
What is the best way to dispose of wood pallets?When it comes to getting rid of used wood pallets, there are several options available. The best way for disposing of these materials depends on the condition and size of the pallet. For instance, if the pallet is still in a good and usable state, then donating or selling them can be an ideal solution, as this will help reduce waste and even put some money back into your pocket. On the other hand, if the wood pallet has been significantly damaged or cannot be reused in any form, then recycling may be your safest bet. This option involves breaking down the wooden material and turning it into mulch or compost which can later be used for landscaping purposes. Not only does this conserve resources but also helps keep our environment clean. In addition to those two methods, there’s also burning. When done responsibly and following all regulations issued by local authorities, burning can provide an efficient and safe way to dispose of large quantities of wood pallets with minimal effort involved compared to other approaches such as donation or repurposing.
Is there a minimum order requirement for wood pallets?Whether they're in the way of that industrial product you just bought or cluttering up your workspace, it can be hard to get rid of them all. But what if you don't need to? What if there was an easier way to buy and store wood pallets without having to worry about minimum order requirements? Ah yes, the dreaded question: Is there a minimum order requirement for wood pallets? The answer may surprise you! It turns out there is no such thing as a "minimum order" when buying wood pallets at CPCQ’s - so long as you know who to ask and where to look! All across Canada, CPCQ is more than willing to provide wood pallets in whatever quantity suits your needs best. No longer do you have to struggle with large orders or waste time trying to figure out how much is enough; now it’s simply find what works for you and enjoy! So go forth and search for those elusive wooden pallets – whether it’s one or a few hundreds CPCQ offers a fast delivery.
What are CPCQ pallets made of?Wooden pallets are made of a variety of materials, including spruce, pine, fir and more.
What is a wood pallet?A wood pallet is a flat platform made of wood material such as that is used for transporting, storing, and handling goods.
How much do wooden pallets cost?The cost of wooden pallets varies based on size, type of wood, thickness of the wood and other factors such as treatments and the cost of labor. The base price of a new wooden pallet (in opposition of recycled pallets) is typically around $20 and can cost well over 100$ depending on many factors such as the specifications and complexity of its conception.
What are the different types of wooden pallets?The most common types of wooden pallets are stringer pallets, block pallets, two-way pallets, and four-way pallets. The type of pallet you choose will depend on the product you are transporting and the equipment you have available for handling and storing.
What is the most common pallet size?The most common pallet size is 48" x 40".
Can wooden pallets be recycled?Yes, wooden pallets can be recycled or repurposed for use in other applications, such as deck boards, pallet walls, mulch, furniture, etc..
What are heat treated pallets (ISPM 15) ?A heat-treated pallet is a wooden pallet that has undergone a particular treatment to comply with the phytosanitary requirements outlined in the ISPM-15 regulation of the International Plant Protection Convention. This law mandates the treatment of wood packaging materials to stop the spread of pathogens and pests during international shipments.
What is the weight of a wooden pallet?The weight of a standard wooden pallet varies based on size, type of wood, and other factors, but an average wooden pallet can weigh anywhere from 30 to 70 pounds.
How are wooden pallets transported?Wooden pallets are typically transported using a forklift, pump truck, skid, sea container, train, road truck, air freight and may require additional lifting equipment in automated or busy operating environments.
What is the difference between plastic pallets and wooden pallets?Plastic pallets and wood pallets can be use for the same needs but most plastic pallets are more expensive than wooden pallets. Wooden pallets are biodegradable, leave no carbon footprint and can be recycled, while plastic pallets, while recyclable, can release toxic chemicals into the environment when they break down.
Are there standards for wooden pallet dimensions?Yes, there are standards for pallet dimensions set by organizations such as the Canadian Wood Pallet and container Association.
Are there guidelines for storing wooden pallets?Yes, basic guidelines for storing wooden pallets include storing them off the ground (when outside), in a dry and well-ventilated area.
Do you offer services in palletizing, packaging and preparation for shipment?Absolutely! We offer the following services when it comes to shipping: Sea containers Air transport Land transport Hazardous material
How do wood pallets become costlier pallet?Costlier pallets may be made from high-quality woods or manufactured using thicker wood or special fixations such as lag-bolts, nails or screwsto increase durability. While costlier pallets may have a higher upfront cost, they can provide greater long-term value by reducing the need for frequent replacements and improving the safety and security of the goods and materials being transported.
What is a disposable palette?A disposable pallet is a type of pallet that is designed to be used only once and then discarded. Disposable pallets are often made from lightweight materials and are used to transport smaller, lighter goods. These pallets are an economical option for companies that only need to transport goods once and do not want to invest in more expensive, reusable pallets.
What are pallets for unit load?Pallets for unit load are pallets specifically designed to support a specific unit of goods or materials. These pallets are often used for intercontinental material transport, as they are engineered to withstand the rigors of long-distance travel and ensure the safe and secure transport of goods. At CPCQ’s our pallets for unit load are made from wood, are available in various sizes to meet specific needs.
What is intercontinental material?Intercontinental material refers to goods or materials that are transported between different continents, such as from Europe to Asia, or from North America to South America. Intercontinental material transportation requires specialized pallets that are designed to withstand the rigors of long-distance travel and ensure the safe and secure transport of goods.
What are the common treatments for wood pallets?Common treatments for wood pallets include heat treatment and fumigation. Heat treatment involves exposing the pallets to high temperatures to kill pests and prevent the spread of diseases. Fumigation, while less used, involves exposing the pallets to a controlled amount of chemicals to kill pests and prevent contamination. It is mostly used by custom agents when they suspect an insect infestation. These treatments are important to ensure that the pallets are safe and suitable for use in transporting goods and materials, and to prevent the spread of harmful pests and diseases.