A fumigation certificate, sometimes referred to as a pest-control certificate, is a document that serves as confirmation that any wooden packing materials (ie, pallets) used in a cargo shipment have been fumigated. They contain details such as treatment purpose, fumigants used, and temperature range.
Fumigation is compulsory when importing internationally. It is not required for wood-derived products like cardboard, particle board, or any other man-made materials.
Many shippers now opt to use plastic packing materials to avoid the need for fumigation.