Originally posted by Grant Johnson:
first we've heard of such a thing from Vancouver... and we live here...
I'm not sure what the real story is, I got that through a company called National Cargo out of Richmond.
I spoke to the company in Amsterdam who I contracted to do the shipping, GlobeTrotters, and they said he's never had a problem and sent me the attached.
"Fumigation is only needed when you are using not threaded wood of the
needle-leaved tree. So when you are using wood for example bought by a
shopping centre there is no problem. I will quote a part of the FAQ of
the European Commision.
What material is subjected to the EU emergency measures?
The EU emergency measures apply to coniferous NMWP originating in
Canada, China, Japan and te USA. Non-manufactured Wood packing is meant
to be wood packing other than that comprised wholly of wood based
products such as ply-wood, particle board, oriented strand board,
veneer, wood wool, etc., which have been created using glue, heat and
pressure or a combination thereof.
So I hope this information will take away your concern.
I have done more motorcycles from Canada to Rotterdam without any
I shipped it today, so we will see.
PS. Great site, I got lots of good info.