Wood used as packaging or dunnage material for food or non-food products is considered a plant product.
This concerns solid wood of a thickness equal or greater than six mm and not chipboard.
Obligations and controls
The European Union (EU) adheres to ISPM 15 for all packagings made of wood.
All companies exporting their products using wood packaging (for example pallets) must use treated and debarked wood. They must treat it themselves or purchase it from authorized companies.
In Luxembourg, companies treating their wood packaging material themselves are inspected and approved by the Administration of Agricultural Technical Services (ASTA).
Wood packaging material processed according to ISPM 15 bears the IPPC seal, that contains a unique code for each company and thus replaces the plant passport for intra-community transport and the phytosanitary certificate for export. It also indicates the manner in which the wood was treated (for example HT = Heat Treatment).
This seal must meet the following requirements:
- be durable and non-transferable
- be visibly positioned, preferably on two opposite sides of the certified object
- the use of the colors red and orange must be avoided because these colors are used to mark dangerous products
- wood pallets must be re-certified or re-marked if they are reused, recycled or repaired. All elements of such a pallet must be treated as specified
- shippers should be invited to use wood that is compliant and marked
- the marking must only be destroyable by total combustion.
The following companies are registered to handle Wood according to the ISPM 15 norm.
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Maison Kasel S.àr.l.
12, Zone Industrielle, L-9166 Mertzig
Tél: 88 83 34-1/ 88 83 34-23
No. d'enregistrement: 079
1, ale Berburger Wee, L-6850 Manternach
Tél: 71 02 24-1
No. d'enregistrement: 101
Bois Brever SA
7, Stawelerstr., L-9964 Huldange
Tél: 99 85 64-1
No. d'enregistrement: 096
No-Nail Boxes (Europe) SA
Zone d'activité B.P., L-9559 / L-9502 Wiltz
Tél: 81 92 81-1/ 81 92 81-221
No. d'enregistrement: 086
19, rue de l'Industrie, L-8089 Bertrange
Tél: 31 22 41-1
No. d'enregistrement: 091
John Zink international Luxembourg S.àr.l.
c/o Anais Zampetti
1, z.i. Riedchen, L-3451 Dudelange
Tél: 51 89 94-50
No. d'enregistrement: 094
13, rue E. Reuter, L-5326 Contern
Tél: 34 16 26
No. d'enregistrement: 097
Nicole Bastiansen | Alexander Born
12, op der Sang, L-9779 Lentzweiler
Tél: 26 85-2948
No. d'enregistrement: 103
Euro- Composites S.A.
Zone Industrielle B.P. 24, L-6401 Echternach
Tél: 72 94 63-280
No. d'enregistrement: 105
Rue de Limpach, L-4467 Soleuvre
No. d'enregistrement: 107
34, Route d'Ettelbrück, L-9230 Diekirch
Tél: 80 29 12-503
No. d'enregistrement: 109
23, Salzbaach, L-9559 Wiltz
Tél: 20 30 15-04 / 20 30 13-44
No. d'enregistrement: 110
Port de Mertert L-6688 Mertert
No. d'enregistrement: 111
route de Longwy 418 L-4832 Rodange
Tél : 2650298324
No. d'enregistrement: 112
Keller Minimal Windows
38-40 route de Wilwerdange, L-9911 Troisvierges
Tél : 28386601
No. d'enregistrement: 113
A company that wishes to have its packaging wood marked must have a registration number. To obtain this number, it must request the number in writing from the plant protection service of the ASTA, mentioning the reason for its request:
- either for wood treatment in a treatment facility (IT)
- or as a manufacturer of packaging material (FM).
The Administration of Agricultural Technical Services (ASTA) is in charge of phytosanitary inspections for wood packaging materials.