264 - 09/02 - Fumigation of Wood - China
The wooden packaging for goods from EU shall be bark-free, heat-or-fume-treated or processed with other methods acknowledged by the Chinese authority and carry an official certificate from the quarantine authority of the exporting country approving the above quarantine treatment. Wooden packaging passing the treatment must be labelled, indicating the method, place and the unit that applied the treatment or its code. The technical requirements of the treatment will be published separately. For goods with non-wooden packaging, exporters must present a Non-wooden Packaging Declaration.2
When the goods from EU enter China, importers must report to the entry and exit inspection and quarantine authority and present a Plant Quarantine Certificate or a Non-wooden Packaging Declaration. The entry and exit inspection and quarantine authority will sample and inspect according to the relevant regulations.3
Packaging that qualifies will be issued an Entering Goods Pass. Disqualified packaging must undergo hazards-free treatment by the importers under the supervision of the inspection and quarantine authority or returned together with the goods.4
Customs at the border ports will be required to tighten up the inspection and supervision of all goods from the European Union. Whether or not the entry and exit inspection and quarantine authority lists the goods from EU on the List of Commodities Subject to Inspection and Quarantine, the customs shall check for an additional Entering Goods Pass issued by the entry and exit inspection and quarantine authority. With regard to goods applying for port transfer, the customs of the transfer port shall check for the Entering Goods Pass issued by the local entry and exit inspection and quarantine authority before releasing the transferred goods.
Source of Information: Danny Ng - Thomas Miller (Hong Kong)