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important! The Customs has recently strictly checked the wooden packaging of the goods, and no IPPC

  • Author:James
  • Source:Hong Kong Shipping
  • Release Date:2018-10-19
There is one such news in these two days: all wooden packaging for outbound goods must be marked with IPPC.

In a notice that is rumored to be internal to customs, it reads:

Recently, the General Administration of the People's Republic of China has received notifications from many countries or regions that the wooden packaging of China's outbound goods does not meet the requirements. There are two main problems:

No indication of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC);

Wood packaging with IPPC logo has been applied, but living pests are still detected abroad.

In order to ensure that the essential packaging for the use of outbound goods meets the quarantine requirements of the importing country or region, and to avoid economic losses, the company is hereby notified according to the provisions of the Measures for the Administration of Quarantine Treatment of Wooden Products for Outbound Goods:

1. The wooden packaging used for outbound goods shall be disposed of in accordance with the prescribed quarantine treatment methods and the IPPC logo shall be applied.

2. When the Customs examines the outbound goods, it shall conduct a spot check on the wooden packaging used for the goods. If it does not meet the requirements, it shall not be allowed to leave the country.

Many industry insiders confirmed that the news was true.

This requirement is justified:

In international trade, 70% of the goods need to use wood packaging. At present, most countries in the world have adopted the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) International Standard No. 15 (ISPM#15), Guidelines for the Management of Wood Packaging Materials in International Trade. ", is the international standard for wood packaging quarantine measures.

All inbound and outbound wooden packaging (wooden bedding, reinforcements, supports, wooden boxes, packaging) requires effective decontamination and the application of the IPPC-specific logo by the International Plant Protection Convention. At the same time, the logo must be applied to the wood packaging in a prominent position, at least on the opposite sides, the marking should be legible, permanent and non-movable, and the marking style and application requirements must meet the standards.

In 2005, China officially adopted IPPC No. 15 international standard. According to the Notice of the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China No. 4 of 2005, from March 1, 2005 to the European Union, Canada, the United States, Australia and other countries with wooden packaging goods, the wooden packaging should be covered with IPPC Marking (plywood, particleboard, fiberboard, etc., which are artificially synthesized or processed by heating, pressing, etc., do not require fumigation, and can be directly exported without fumigation).

In the 4th Announcement of 2005, it was stated:

“The entry-exit inspection and quarantine institutions shall conduct random inspections and quarantines on the wooden packaging used for outbound goods. If they do not meet the requirements, they are not allowed to leave the country.”

Once the wooden packaging of the exported goods violates the ISPM No. 15 guidelines, the importing country will officially carry out the quarantine treatment or destruction, and will incur high costs, and serious returns will be made directly. From 2007 to 2008, there were two well-known enterprises in China, which suffered a loss of hundreds of millions of yuan due to the quality of wood packaging.

In addition, the official of the importing country may also notify the exporting country of the company's violations and impose strict quarantine measures on the relevant traders. It can be seen that it is very likely that the customs has received more violation reports recently, so it is necessary to strictly control it.

So which wooden packaging needs fumigation (disinfection)?

Generally refers to materials used for packaging, laying, supporting, and reinforcing goods. Such as wooden boxes, wooden crates, wooden pallets, mat timber, wooden barrels, wooden mats, sleepers, wooden linings, wooden shafts, wooden wedges, etc. The logs are fumigation and the IPPC logo is used.

Wooden packaging and export to Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia and other countries or customers request fumigation, all mandatory fumigation. Among them, the US and Canada must issue an official fumigation certificate, otherwise they will go to Hong Kong to replenish the fumigation (the cost is a high price), otherwise the goods will be destroyed.

Therefore, this is not a new regulation. The state has always had requirements for fumigation of wooden goods and packaging. Nowadays, with the integration of customs inspection and receiving more overseas complaints, this rule must be strictly implemented.
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