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Wood Restrictions Reach To The European Union

November 6th, 2001 by Karen Powell

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The EU has passed an emergency measure that prevents any crate, pallet and /or packaging containing soft wood (ie: pine, spruce, fir) from entering any member country effective 01 October, 2001. If the wood packing is not properly marked by an authorized American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) agent prior to departure, the packing and its contents are subject to off-loading, delay and additional costs. Buying stamped lumber is not enough the shipper is required to have an ALSC stamp with the unique number assigned to each shipment indicating that the wood has been subjected to specific heat, pressure or fumigation treatments.

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