Worldwide exportation? ISPM15? No problem with INKA pallets!

INKA pallets:

  • do not need IPPC markings for exportation
  • do not need costly heat treatment
    or fumigation with Methyl bromide
  • do not need a phytosanitary certificate
  • can be stocked in a space-saving way
  •  also exist in pallet formats suitable for ISO containers

Your advantages: You save time, hassle and money!
Interesting links:
Overview: "Importation regulations for wood packaging" [PDF] (44 kb) update August 2016)
gov_uk/guidance/importing-and-exporting_movement-of-wood-packaging-material >>>> new <<<<

Free-of-charge manufacturer’s certificate and export documents for the USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile and other countries can be found here to download.

Air freight - EU-Air safety act 2013

Since March 2013 we have strict safety rules for aircargo in the EU. Shipments should be packed in a way that later manipulation is impossible or apperent. No problem with Inka-pallets.

With shipments on pallets in general please take care about the following: 

  • stow the parcels or goods so they cover the complete surface of the pallet or
  • stretch/shrink parcels or goods with plastic in order to cover the pallet's surface completely.

INKA-pallets offer a special advantage for air freight. They are moulded as one piece. There are no gaps between boards. They provide a surface which is completely closed against the ground.




Wooden pallets from boards and blocks have to must be extra treated for export


Wooden pallets have become an indispensable part for flows of goods all over the whole world and they rationalize loading processes at exporters and importers. They accelerate the handling at seaports and airports. Nobody expects a pallet to be from finest wood, without knothole and bark, but it should come from low cost valued parts of a tree, from a so-called sideboard. This sideboard is an outer part of the tree that is mostly attacked by pests. Processing a sideboardinto wooden pallets and wooden packaging  does not automatically lead to killing or removing of pests. Thereby many insects have been sent to worldwide trips. If such pests get again to nature to the target country, they can meet with changed living conditions. A sirex wasp has rarely any natural predators or competitors in Australia. It would explosively expand there. There are similar problems with European bark beetle in North America or Asian long-horned beetle in Europe and America.


In response to this problem, a lot of countries protect their forests. Thus, they implement import regulations for wooden pallets. By heat treatment or fumigation of wooden pallets with methyl bromide (use is prohibited in the EU), wooden pallets become pest-free. A couple of years ago, there were really different regulations for the treatment depending on the country. That is why in many cases, exporters requested a phytosanitary certificate by the official national plant protection organization, to be sure, that a pallet is pest-free. In the meantime, many countries have adjusted their requirements for the ISPM 15 standard that the IPPC directive adopted.


Our transport pallets do not need to be treated. INKA presswood pallets are made of dried wood shavings and pressed into form under pressure and heat, similar to particle board.


Thus, INKA pallets are classified as "processed wood" in terms of ISPM15 / NIMF15 and do not therefore fall under the regulations of the comprehensive body of directives for non-manufactured wood. The heat treatment or fumigation treatments with the insecticide Methyl bromide required of solid wood pallets as well as an IPPC marking are not necessary for INKA pallets! Since many years, they have been regarded as export-pallets as such. Exporters call them sirex-pallets, Australian pallets, Chinese pallets, US pallets etc. Phytosanitary certificates were not necessary for presswood pallets in the past, just like chipboards or OSB-boards. According to import regulations for wood, transport pallets from presswood can be used as well as plastic pallets. A heat treatment or IPPC marking are not obligatory for our presswood pallets.