Shipping Terms Glossary

Shipping Terms Glossary
Fumigation Certificate

Fumigation Certificate

Also known as pest-control certification, this document confirms that any wooden packing materials used in shipping, such as pallets, have been fumigated.

What is fumigation?

Fumigation is the process of spraying gas or some special products inside shipping containers to dis-infect and kill any pests or fungi that may form during the long transit.

What is a fumigation certificate?

Also known as pest-control certification, this document confirms that any wooden packing materials used in shipping, such as pallets, have been fumigated.


The certificate contains details of the fumigants used, the reason for treatment, temperature range, etc.

What is the fumigation certificate?

When do you need a fumigation certificate?

If you’re using raw wooden materials such as wooden pallets or wooden packing boxes to protect your goods during transportation, you'll require a fumigation certificate.

raw wooden crate
raw wooden crate for shipping

📢 Exception!

Wood-derived packing materials such as cardboard boxes or plywood DO NOT require a fumigation certificate.

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