US clamps down on wooden packaging

Heavy Lift
October 9, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States

Importers into the USA have been warned that US Customs and Border Protection is about to get a lot stricter on enforcing regulations concerning wood packaging materials.Since September 16, 2005, non-exempt wood packaging material imported into the USA must have been treated at approved facilities in the places of origin to kill harmful timber pests that may be present. The wood packaging material must display a visible, legible, and permanent mark certifying treatment, preferably on at least two sides of the article. …US Customs and Border Protection …has announced that effective November 1, 2017, responsible parties with a documented wood packaging material violation may be issued a penalty, which is a change from the previous published threshold of five violations. Furthermore, there will be no yearly reset for calculating repeat violations as each violation may incur a penalty.

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