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Fumigation Treatment for U.S. Load Port Export Shipments to China to Prevent
the Spread of Zika Virus.
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.
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