What is a Fumigation Certificate?

Part of the Freight Term Glossary

A fumigation certificate, sometimes referred to as a pest-control certificate, is a document that serves as confirmation that any wooden packing materials (ie, pallets) used in a cargo shipment have been fumigated. They contain details such as treatment purpose, fumigants used, and temperature range.

When is a fumigation certificate required?

Fumigation is compulsory when importing internationally. It is not required for wood-derived products like cardboard, particle board, or any other man-made materials.

Many shippers now opt to use plastic packing materials to avoid the need for fumigation.

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