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Dear Valued Customer:


Re: Anti-Mosquito Fumigation Treatment for U.S. Load Port Export Shipments to China to Prevent the Spread of Zika Virus.


China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has announced that the United States has been added to a list of over 40 other countries whose export shipments have been flagged for inspection and quarantine of when arriving at China ports, following the spread of the Zika virus. Shipment documentation must include a Disinfection Certificate from the port of origin, verified either by local authorities or a third party disinfection contractor. Cargo without certification will be subject to Zika anti-mosquito treatment in an effort to prevent spread of the virus to China.

U.S. shippers are expressing concern and confusion about a
Chinese regulation calling for treatment of containers or fumigation in order to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.  Several ocean carrier’s issued trade announcements stating that Chinese authorities confirm that in order to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, containers from all the involved countries are subject to effective anti-mosquito treatment. 


As a result, effective immediately, in order to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, containers from all the involved countries shall be subject to effective anti-mosquito treatment.  It is the Consignee’s responsibility to inform the Shipper at the origin of the need to fumigate, and to make arrangements with the Shipper to fumigate and provide a certificate of treatment before loading. If no certificate is provided, the cargo is subject to inspection, and if selected, will be the responsibility of the Consignee to arrange and pay for all relevant costs associated with the fumigation procedure.  


Please be advised that DGX or the carrier cannot be involved if the container is randomly inspected and requested to be fumigated at destination, this procedure is arranged by the CCIB (China Commodity Inspection & Testing Bureau). This fee we are told is much lower than the fumigation fee here in the USA (approx. $250 - $450 per container depending on the size of the container (fumigation and drayage).  However, we will do our best to assist you and answer any questions you may have. 


Should you have additional questions, please contact your local office or call us at 1-888-488-4888.


Thank you in advance for your understanding.