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 fumigation 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.