USDA-APHIS Draft Pest Risk Assessment for importation of solid wood packing materials into the United States
A draft Pest Risk Assessment for importation of solid wood packing materials into the United States has been recently published by USDA-APHIS. This draft document can be viewed on Internet:
This is a detailed study on the potential risks associated with the import of solid wood packing materials (pallets, crates, dunnage etc.) into USA. It also includes: data on interceptions of pests on packing material, case histories of previous introductions of forest pests (e.g. Anoplophora glabripennis, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Callidiellum rufipenne, Cryphonectria parasitica, etc.) and pest risk analysis for a number of specific pests associated with wood packing material (e.g. Anoplophora glabripennis, Ceratocystis fimbriata, Ips typographus, Lymantria dispar, Ophiostoma and Ceratocystis, etc.).
EPPO Secretariat, 2000-11.