Photo of pests, source: cbp.gov
Earlier this week in Houston, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at the Houston Seaport found several wood packaging material shipments arriving to the Houston port from March 5 – March 12 containing timber pests that may cause damage to the forest and trees.
All 5 of shipments with the wood packaging material pests were immediately exported and unable to offload in Houston. CBP along with the Department of Agriculture took samples of the pests and the pests were identified as a bark beetle from the wood wasp family.
All importers should be aware of any shipments in WPM used to brace, secure and support cargo.
If you have a wood packaging materials issue – you may not have to export, contact experienced wood packaging materials attorney – David Hsu by phone/text at 832-896-6288 or by email at email@example.com.