Shippers must follow new Chinese wood packaging rules
Shippers of goods to China must scrupulously observe new Chinese rules covering wood packaging materials, or face delays in the delivery of their goods, Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS), a Hong Kong-based non-vessel-operating common carrier has advised its clients.
The new rules, which went into effect Jan. 1, require that all wood packaging materials used for consignments to China be labeled with an approved manufacturer 'IPPC' mark and certified by the relevant quarantine authorities of exporting countries.
Any non-compliant wood packaging materials will be treated, destroyed or returned along with the consignments, Famous Pacific said in a statement.
The new rules have been promulgated by China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), which is also supervising their implementation at Chinese ports.
Famous Pacific Shipping Group holds NVOCC licenses at 10 of its Chinese offices: in Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Xingang and Yantai.