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Containers remain, 46 boxes were returned by Guangdong Customs

  • Author:Hank
  • Source:Xinde Maritime
  • Release Date:2019-12-13
Containers remain, 46 boxes were returned by Guangdong Customs

As a freight forwarder, we know that transporting things like plants requiresPlant inspection certificate, etc.Relevant documents, this is to protect our environment from pests entering our country.

46 inbound empty containers carrying residual genetically modified corn seeds were successfully returned from the Shantou port on December 7.

According to the relevant person in charge of Shantou Port Customs, on November 27th, when the quarantine was carried out on empty containers loaded with American corn and transferred to Taiwan, China for unloading, they intercepted a large number of corn seeds, forages, and live organisms in 46 empty containers. Insects, one of the more severe empty containers carried 50 kg of corn seeds. Tested by Shantou Customs Technology Center's genetic testing laboratory, it is genetically modified corn seed.

In order to prevent the unauthorized entry of genetically modified seeds into China ’s agriculture, animal husbandry and food production, the Shantou Port Customs ordered the relevant enterprises to carry out the above-mentioned inbound empty containers in accordance with China ’s “Measures for Inspection and Quarantine of Entry and Exit Genetically Modified Products” Shipping.

The person in charge said that as an important means of cargo transportation, various plant seeds, harmful organisms, soil, etc. are easy to remain during the cross-border transportation, which is an important carrier for the cross-border spread of the disease.

According to reports, since the beginning of this year, Shantou Port Customs has intercepted 510 cases of epidemic or toxic and hazardous substances in empty boxes, with a detection rate of 19.23%. Among them, Phaseolus spp., Pinus spp., Duying, and Dark-toothed Gill beetle were the first time at the national port, and three quarantine pests, red fire ants, were intercepted for three consecutive times. Next, the customs will further strengthen the quarantine supervision of incoming empty containers, build national biological defense lines, and prevent the outbreak of overseas epidemics and the entry of toxic and hazardous substances.