Customs and Border Protection Trade Notice Issuance of Penalties as a Consequence of Wood Packaging Material Violations

Posted on Nov 10

CBP has issued a trade notice regarding non-exempt wood packaging material (WPM) that outlines, effective November 1, 2017, responsible parties with a wood packaging violation may be issued a penalty. This is different than the previous published threshold of 5 violations. According to CBP, there will be no yearly reset for calculating repeat violations as each WPM violation may incur a penalty.You are encouraged to educate your supply chain about ISPM 15 requirements. Additional information about this notice from CBP may be read here. If you have questions or concerns about this please contact your V. Alexander account team.