Export lumber is lumber that has been treated to meet the rules and regulations governing international bodies and exporting. More than 85 countries have adopted the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM15) regulation for wood packaging and export lumber products. It basically means that all your export lumber, whether used for dunnage, load boards, pallets, etc. has been treated according to ISPM15 guidelines and is infestation-free.
Depending on what you’re exporting or where you’re exporting to, your wood packaging and export lumber may need be either heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide. In either case, all export lumber must have all the bark removed to meet compliance. Once that’s done, treated export lumber is stamped or branded with a compliance mark.
There are very specific requirements that must be met to make your export lumber to be export compliant and receive the ISPM15 stamp. You can learn more about that in our Frequently Asked Questions.