ISPM15 stands for the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measure #15 which refers to the treatment of wood packaging or pallets to an international requirement. Currently there are two approved treatment options under the standards:
- fumigation with methyl bromide;
- heat treatment.
ISPM15 treatments can only be conducted by businesses that have signed up to the system and are audited to their standards. On completion of an approved ISPM15 treatment the treatment provider applies a certified stamp to the wood packaging or pallets which is internationally recognised.