Canadian Forest Service Publications
Exotic insect interceptions from wooden dunnage and packing material. 1998. Allen, E.A. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 5305
A survey was conducted at major Canadian ports of entry in 1997 by CFIA and CFS staff. Numerous quarantine and potential quarantine pests have been intercepted in wooden articles and wood packing/crating materials from Asia, Europe and South America. Interceptions have been made from the following commodities: wooden wire and cable spools from China, wooden crating with granite blocks from India and China, wooden boxes with metal valves from Italy, and wooden pallets with ceramic tiles from Brazil. Non-traditional pathways for the movement of live wood boring insects have been identified. Canadian Plant Protection officials are working with their counterparts from the United States and Mexico to harmonize regulations in an attempt to prevent the introduction of quarantine pests from wooden articles and packing material into North America.
Also available under the title:
Interceptions d'insectes exotiques dans le bois d'arrimage et d'emballage (French)