Australia tightens quarantine on wooden packaging

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Australia strictly controls the quarantine of wood packaging

insiders believe that the circulation of wood packaging in international trade has become an important channel for the spread of pests. In order to control the invasion of foreign pests, all countries have strengthened the quarantine measures of wood packaging

according to the requirements of the Australian inspection and Quarantine Bureau, when the goods enter the country, when the wooden packaging materials (including crates, wooden cases, backing plates, wooden pallets, skids and other wood materials used as transportation materials) are found to have signs of pest transmission or spread, it is necessary to deal with the Inbound Goods; Inbound wood packaging materials cannot carry bark; When the goods enter the country, the certificate that needs to be provided includes the packing statement of whether to use wood

in order to reduce the quarantine risk of wood packaging, Australia requires that imported wood packaging should be treated with permanent treatment methods or temporarily disinfected, but temporary and short-term disinfection treatment can only be cleared within the effective period of treatment. The Australian inspection and quarantine bureau approves the imported wooden packaging or bedding materials and the wooden packaging after disinfection treatment that are marked with the approval mark according to ISPM15 standard. According to the regulations, all wooden packaging materials must be treated in a manner approved by the Australian inspection and Quarantine Bureau in advance, and relevant treatment certificates must be issued; All wooden packaging materials must have a seal affixed in accordance with the]spml5 standard, and the effectiveness of this seal should also be stated in the packaging statement

although the requirements for the treatment of wood packaging are not mandatory, if the imported goods use untreated wood packaging, the imported goods will be subject to special quarantine and follow-up quarantine

except for the following three cases, when all goods packed in wood enter the country, each packing declaration must contain a declaration of whether there is bark in the wood used in the wooden packing of the goods

cases where it is not necessary to provide a packaging statement every time include: 1) an annual packaging statement. Enterprises that often import the same or similar goods from the same packaging or supplier can apply to the Australian inspection and Quarantine Bureau for exemption from issuing a packaging declaration for each batch of goods using the same packaging materials. This exemption from the packaging declaration is only valid if the relevant company issues an approved annual packaging declaration. 2) Refrigerated containers. Frozen FCL/FCL containerized case, because its goods are frozen, it is not necessary to issue a packing declaration. However, the temperature of the refrigerated container must be kept at the maximum of - 18 ℃ (0mm) for no less than 7 days. The goods must be kept at - 18 ℃ (0mm), which must be clearly marked on the bill of lading or the discharge order, and must be issued by the relevant shipping company. The issuing date on the bill of lading, which increases the reliability of the product, is considered to be the starting date of the 7-day freezing period. 3) ISO storage tank. ISO storage tanks are used to carry large quantities of liquids or chemicals, such as adding fuel, adhesives, etc. This new material is one of the top 10 industrial chains focused by Changzhou, and the possibility of wooden products for containers is almost zero, so this packaging material is exempted from providing packaging statements

some new wood products, such as plywood, cardboard and compressed density board, are also recognized in Australia's Quarantine (whether they are imported directly or used as wood packaging). Because they do not need inspection and further treatment, these materials are widely produced and used in countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Britain and the United States, The manufacturer shall have the following additional statement: "the packaging/product of (board name) in this contract is produced in (country name), the production date is within 3 months, and has not been used." If the wooden packaging is not produced in the country mentioned above, the statement issued must state as follows: "the packaging/product of (wood name) in this contract is produced in (country name), the production date is within 21 days, and has not been used."

Australia stipulates that packaging containers made of straw, rice husks or similar plant materials are not allowed to be used. Therefore, if the packaging windows made of the above packaging materials are found during quarantine, they must be destroyed. Whether the above materials should be reflected in the packaging statement. However, synthetic plates, plastics, metal frames, expanded mattresses, wood products, chipboard and other similar materials can be used as packaging materials

the treatment certificate of foreign governments generally refers to the plant quarantine certificate. The certificate must include all recognized relevant processing information. However, the issuance of the wooden packaging treatment certificate to the Australian inspection and Quarantine Bureau does not mean that Australia will no longer inspect and quarantine the goods. Even if the certificate is issued, Australia still retains its inspection and quarantine right

the Australian inspection and Quarantine Bureau has registered a limited number of overseas enterprises to package goods before shipment. Generally, the certificate issued by such a commercial company can be trusted in the absence of living organisms or other quarantine problems, but once violations are found, such a certificate will no longer be recognized

there are two non permanent treatment methods approved by the Australian inspection and Quarantine Bureau, one is fumigation treatment, the other is heat treatment. Wooden packages treated with non permanent treatment methods must be shipped and transported within 21 days; If you come from New Zealand, it will be relaxed to 3 months; If the wooden package is marked with ispml5, there is no such time limit. According to the regulations, large wooden blocks over 200 mm are required. 3. The models of the equipment can be generally divided into digital display and microcomputer control. They can enter the country only with a special Australian official permit

Australia is an important market for our products. In order to make the treated wooden packaging successfully pass the quarantine in Australia, a correct treatment certificate is essential. In addition, if the wooden packaging already has the mark approved by ispml5 standard, there is no need to issue a processing certificate when it is cleared in Australia


source: packaging hall reverberation time measurement specification GBJ 76 (8) 4

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