• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Session Details

Stopping Trouble at the Source: Reaching New Levels of ISPM-15 Cooperation

Thursday, 20 April

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm (CST) / 20/apr/2023 06:30 pm - 20/apr/2023 07:00 pm

The discovery of dangerous wood-boring pests in apparently compliant wood packaging material continues to be an expensive and frustrating hurdle for US breakbulk and project cargo importers and their supply chain partners. However, the government agencies involved with ISPM 15 inspection and enforcement, namely US Customs and Border Patrol and the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, are signaling a new willingness to work proactively with industry members, improve information transparency, and develop screening and prevention training programs. In this roundtable discussion, industry stakeholders will discuss progress made and progress still to be made with this expensive and frustrating issue. 

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