If you import or export certain wood and timber products to or from the UK you will have to comply with plant health regulations, restrictions and requirements.
The regulations are designed to protect the natural environment and plant-based industries of receiving countries from introductions of harmful organisms that can be present in wood.
These include certain species of insects, bacteria and fungi. Wood packaging material (WPM) is known to introduce harmful tree and forestry pests and diseases. If you import or export any goods using WPM or supply WPM to businesses, you need to follow the rules to meet ISPM15 international standards.