1) EU Territories: ISPM15 treatment is not required for pallets moving within the EU, except for some specific territories: Some EU territories are considered as “demarcated areas” due to the presence of pine wood nematode (after Decision 2012/535/EU), in particular Portugal and the island of Madeira. Pallets originating in these areas must be treated and marked in compliance with ISPM15. For the purpose of phytosanitary regulation (in particular Regulation (EU) 2016/2031), some territories of the EU are considered as third countries such as: Ceuta, Melilla, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, and the Canary Islands. Any pallets sent from these territories to another area within the EU must be treated and marked in compliance with ISPM15. According to Spanish law (Orden APA/1076/2018), all pallets imported into and exported from the Canary Islands (either loaded or empty) must be treated and officially marked in line with ISPM15.
2) Countries outside the EU: requirements for the phytosanitary regulations applicable in the country of destination of the pallets should be checked by the pallet user on a case by case basis. It should be noted that most of the countries having signed the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) require wood packaging material imported into their territory be compliant with ISPM15.