Some Tips for Proper Packaging

The UN's stamp of approval for treated wooden container material

The UN's stamp of approval for treated wooden container material

“An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure!” FF&E purchasing firms should confirm that their purchase order terms require suppliers to properly package and label before shipment. Packaging materials used must meet required standards, and if any wood is used (bracing, crating, or pallets), it must comply with the international standards that require fumigation or kiln-dried lumber to prevent infestations of wood boring insects (ISPM-15). Failure to comply may result in seizure by customs officials.