Status:Closed Asked:May 27, 2011 - 02:51 PM
Do our vendors/suppliers need to be members of ISTA in order for our packaged-products to be ISTA Certified?
! Each Shipper member of ISTA is assigned a Manufacturer's License Number; this number is what is used with the ISTA Certification Mark on tested packaged-products. The shipping locationof the final packaged-products should be location of the ISTA Shipper member. In some cases, this may mean a Primary Location as well as Additional Locations, depending on where shipping takes place.
If your company has components of a product that are manufactured elsewhere and used in the assembly of the final product, that manufacturer would not need to be an ISTA member. ISTA packaged-product certification is based on an entire shipping unit: packaging and product included, not the individual components of the product or package.
Source: ISTA Staff
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