note! The EU releases the latest import requirements for wooden packaging materials

note! The EU releases the latest import requirements for wooden packaging materials(图1)
Recently, the European Union officially published the Commission Implementation Regulation (EU) 2021/127, which stipulates the import requirements and phytosanitary quarantine requirements of wooden packaging materials originating in Belarus, China, and India for the transportation of specific commodities.

This regulation is now in effect, and the period of application is from March 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023. This regulation also decides to repeal the implementation decision (EU) 2018/1137.

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Understand a few concepts

"Wooden packaging material" means any wooden product in the form of crates, boxes, crates, cylinders and similar packaging, pallets, box pallets and other loading plates, pallet loops and dunnage, regardless of whether these products are Actually used to transport various objects; but does not include logs with a thickness of 6 mm or less, processed wood produced by glue, heat and pressure or a combination of these three methods, and wood of the same type and quality as the consignment wood Manufactured to support the bedding of consignment wood.

"Specific products" refer to products that meet all the following conditions:
(1) Originated in Belarus, China, India;
(2) At least before arriving at the border control station for the first time, be supported, protected or carried by wooden packaging materials;
(3) Have their own joint naming CN code or TARIC code, and the corresponding description stipulated in Annex I of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87.

EU specific requirements

The competent authority or operator responsible for importing relevant wooden packaging materials or knowing that they have arrived in the EU should notify the competent authority of the border control station that first arrived that the relevant wooden packaging materials will be imported into the European Union, and the relevant wooden packaging materials must comply with the (EU) The requirements of Article 43(1)(a) and (b) of Regulation 2016/2031.

The competent authority shall periodically carry out phytosanitary inspections on wood packaging materials when they first arrive at the border control points of the European Union or at the control points described in Article 53(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2017/625. Determine the inspection rate, and the inspection rate shall not be lower than 15% of the consignment of specific commodities.
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China Customs regulatory requirements

China Customs conducts random inspection and quarantine on the wooden packaging used for outbound goods, and if it is found that it does not meet the requirements, it is not allowed to leave the country. Only the enterprises that have obtained the customs permission to apply the label on the wooden packaging of outbound goods can produce and apply the IPPC mark on the wooden package of outbound goods.

The enterprises that have obtained the qualification for labeling have been announced on the official website of the General Administration of Customs. Enterprises that use wooden packaging can purchase wooden packaging from qualified labeling companies and require the labeling companies to provide qualified certificates for the wood packaging of outbound goods.
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Export advice
The customs reminds that if wood packaging is used for import and export goods, enterprises should master the "Management of Wooden Packaging Materials in International Trade", "Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Wooden Packaging of Entry Goods", "Management Measures for the Quarantine and Treatment of Wooden Packaging of Outbound Goods" Know the scope of wood packaging, and be familiar with the IPPC logo style.

Export companies should pay attention to the relevant regulations of wood packaging in the importing country or region, ensure that the wood packaging used for outbound goods meets the quarantine requirements of the importing country or region, and avoid hindering the customs clearance of exported goods.
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