ISPM 15 has been developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), being part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Stichting Markering Houten Verpakkingen (SMHV, Foundation implementing the Dutch Wood Marking Program) implements the wood marking program in the Netherlands in compliance with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures for regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade (ISPM 15).
SMHV is an independent foundation which has been founded in 2003 at the request of the Dutch government.
The Board of SMHV represents a reflection of the branche: manufacturers, traders, repair companies and treatment facilities are represented. The Board has an independent president. Audits are carried out by independent certification bodies, which have been contracted after a careful selection.