Fumigation Certificate

Below are example of Fumigation Certificate. Before loading your container/shipment, have your supplier/factory/shipping company/vendors swept cleaned of all debris and fumigate all wood/container/shipment, have your supplier/factory/shipping-company email you fumigation-certificate. (fumigation certificate = pest control certificate ISPM 15 rules) + other exams.

Note: Final ruling by U.S. customs/agencies for ISF filing (part 1-2) is 6 years and for customs entry filing (part 2-2) is 5 years.

  1. Customs broker = broker between U.S. Customs and importer only: to transmits importer info/documents, way it was received from you and your-vendors, to U.S. Customs
  2. Customs broker = is not a broker between you and your-vendors (factory / supplier / forwarder / warehouse / shipping-company / CET-exam site, us agencies and etc. )
  3. Please pay all your-vendors directly ( ASAP ), to avoid our $50. If amending/up-dating your entry filing. If entry must be refile (click here $)
  4. Importer is responsible for all fees/us laws/liability/exam/permit(s)retroactive(backdate) document (BL, arrival notice and etc. ) case file: federal court U.S. attorney's.
  5. Your responsibility = your shipment / money / profit / sells / documents / permit, your-vendors (factory/supplier/forwarder and etc. ), your arrangement/negotiation and etc.
  6. Exam notice by freight forwarder: LCL arrival notice, full container arrival notice. AD/CVD , fumigation, emergency action notifications can be $1,000's.
  7. Fumigating your shipment can be $7,205, vacuum cleaning can be $1,900 and A-TCET exam / intensive exam/stop sign / CET exam can be $1,843. 60 / $2,059. 90.
  8. If exam ( VACIS , NII, x-ray (reefer), IBET, MET, CET and etc,), your freight forwarder will be notifying with arrival notice and Invoice (pay your freight forwarder) (99% time).
  9. If exam ( CET exam , A-TCET exam, intensive exam/stop sign, IPR, tailgate, emergency action notifications and etc.), importer must pay directly to exam site. (100%)
  10. If importer / ID=( SSN number or tax-ID/EIN/IRS Number or CAN Number) or any info is off-by-one-digit/letter, U.S. Customs will confiscate/seize your shipment and penalize/fines you.
  11. And U.S. Customs/agencies can release with detention(hold)/hold/confiscate/penalize/fines/recall/examine/ ISF penalty/Re-ISF filing/issue destroy/re-export and etc.
  12. Bill of lading / BL (aka: Bill of Sale ) / original / OBL= arrival notice / manufacturers contract agreement / shipping terms = (title to shipment, provisions and etc.)
  13. You /importer/ consignee is fully responsible for all actions of payment (be aware of scam hijack emails and other scams).
  14. Before paying us, consignee must verify payment method and amount of payment, and such as our bank account number, western-union account number, check payable to and etc.
  15. Only valid communication is, if you/importer/consignee/your-vendors is communicating by phone number and email lists from our uscustomsclearing.com/contact-us

Fumigation Certificate Sample

Fumigation Certificate Sample


The fumigation certificate, in respect of international shipping of sea freight, also referred to as a 'pest control certificate' is the proof that wooden packing materials used in international sea freight shipping e. G. Wooden pallets and crates, wood, wool etc. have been fumigated or sterilized prior the international shipment. Fumigation certificates in international shipping usually contain details such as purpose of treatment, the articles in question, temperature range used, chemicals and concentration used, etc.

Case file:

  1. Emergency action notifications with fumigation and intensive exam/stop-sign = $7,205 exam fee.
  2. Emergency action notifications with vacuum cleaned = $1,900 exam fee.
  3. LCL shipment can be subject-to AD / CVD and emergency action notifications.

Wood packing restrictions in international shipping of ocean freight - ISPM 15 rules (as a guide only) wooding packing restrictions in international shipping, also known as ISPM 15 rules, apply to shipping of international ocean freight. ISPM 15 rules relate to prevent the spread of plant pests and diseases throughout the world, when shipping international ocean freight using packing materials and supply containing wood. These international shipping regulations have been originated by the international plant protection convention. ISPM 15 rules apply to international shipping of ocean freight that contains wood-packaging material: wooden pallets, wooden crates, dunnage's, drums, wood cases etc.


ISPM 15 requires that all international ocean freight shipments using any species of raw wood packaging must be fumigated or heat treated, prior the international shipping, to kill insects or fungus. All wood-packing materials used in international shipping must be stamped with the approved USDA , prior the international shipping. International ocean freight shipments that contain wood-packing materials will be checked in respect of compliance with the ISPM 15 regulations before to be allowed to enter to or crossing through a participating to IPPC country.

ISPM 15 International Shipping

Below are samples of stamps on wooden pallets used used in international shipping that indicate the ISPM 15 rules compliance.

ISPM 15 stamps show to international shipping companies and origin and destination countries authorities that solid wood packaging material using in international shipping of ocean freight have been treated to comply with ISPM 15 regulations. Non-compliance with the ISPM 15 rules may result serious problems in your international shipping. If your ocean freight shipment does not meet the ISPM 15 regulations, then it may be refused to the international shipping or turned back or destroyed at the destination unless re-packed and/or fumigated.

United states of America participates to IPPC. ISPM 15 rules apply to all export and import from and to the USA supported either by international shipping companies (international freight forwarders, NVOCC s, VOCCs) or international moving companies. U. S. International shipping regulations require immediate re-export of non-compliant to ISPM 15 rule cargo with no exceptions. Professional international moving companies, when pack goods to the international shipping, must be aware of and comply with ISPM 15 rules. If an international moving company takes care of packing of your goods for your international ocean freight shipment from or to the USA , then always insure that your goods are properly in respect of compliance with ISPM 15 rules. Any problems, delays or/and increasing of international shipping cost will be the responsibility of shipper/consignee.

Avoiding problems related to ISPM 15 in international shipping using ocean freight services avoid problems related to ISPM 15 rules in your international shipping. Think ahead. It is important to understand that basically the ISPM 15 rules regulate only international shipping of freight that contains non-manufactured wood packing materials (also called solid wood packing material or swpm). Non-manufactured wood packing materials in respect of international shipping using ocean freight services are defined as "wood packing other than that comprised wholly of wood-based products such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, veneer, wood wool, etc. , which has been manufactured using glue, heat, and pressure or a combination thereof". The easiest way to avoid problems related to the ISPM 15 rules is just do not use non-manufactured wood packing materials in your international shipping. Pack your cargo with cardboard, plywood, veneer etc. only or do not use wood in your packing at all. Use plastic shipping supplies. When you pack your goods for the international shipping by sea, keep in mind the following: international shipping of goods packed in cardboard shipping boxes complies with ISPM 15 regulations. You may order cardboards shipping boxes for your international ocean freight shipment via our website in this link. Free delivery.

Shipping Boxes Ocean Freight
International Shipping Boxes

If you palletized your ocean freight, use ONLY ISPM 15 certified and stamped wooden pallets and crates. Do not use any not-certified raw wood packing materials in your
international shipping.

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Pallet ISPM 15 for International Shipping

Wood packaging supply, even wholly made of wood-based products, such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board or veneer that have been created using glue, heat and pressure or a combination thereof should be considered sufficiently processed to have eliminated the risk associated with the raw wood. It is unlikely to be infested by raw wood pests during its international shipping. Therefore should not be regulated and restricted by the ISPM 15 rules in your international shipping.

International Shipping

Using plastic etc. packing materials in your international shipping that do not contain wood, makes your international ocean freight shipment an exemption from ISPM 15 rules. Plastic pallets cases and crates of different sizes and forms for the international ocean freight shipping are widely available on the market.


The ISPM 15 regulations in international shipping using ocean freight services fall down into two key areas: the international shipping itself and international shipping documents that must be submitted to the ocean freight. What types and forms and how many documents are required exactly for your international ocean freight shipment varies from country to country. If you self-pack an international ocean freight shipment using wood packing materials (i.e.: Use a service from an international ocean freight shipping company) then you should find out the precise ISPM 15 requirements by contacting a related officials (customs for example) at your destination or the destination country local consulate. Most of the time a fumigation certificate should be sufficient. If you hire a professional packing company, an international moving company or an international ocean freight carrier's shipping terminal palletizes your boxes, then parties that take care of your cargo should be aware of and comply with the ISPM 15 regulations on your international ocean freight shipment.

Plastic Pallet for International Shipping