Welcome to The Global Wood Packaging Forum

To serve as a forum of global dialogue among national and regional industry associations and their leadership to cooperate in the development of common positions on issues of mutual interest; represent the wooden packaging and container industry with global policy organizations; and coordinate action and distribute information through member associations.

A collaboration of wood packaging organizations who meet to discuss global industry issues.

ISPM 15 related materials and documented research for the global industry.

National and regional wood packaging organizations.


There are billions of wood packaging shipments sent around the globe every year. To mitigate against the spread of invasive pests that may be present in natural, untreated wood, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) adopted the ISPM 15 Program. The proper application of these stringent protocols, in conjunction with a methodical inspection system, has effectively mitigated the transport of wood boring pests that threaten native forests.

The Global Wood Packaging Forum advocates for healthy, thriving forests and continues to fully endorse international compliance with ISPM 15.

Why Wood Packaging

Environmental Excellence

Wood is a natural product that is reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable, which advances shared environmental and social responsibility goals.

Robust Properties

Wood can be easily manufactured to meet the needs a of a diversified world supply chain.  Wood performs well in a variety of applications and climates across the globe.

Quality Assurance

Wood has been used in structural applications for centuries.  Wood packaging can be highly engineered to ensure that products are shipped effectively and safely.