U.S. imported logs will be intensified inspections

U.S. imported logs and apples will be intensified inspections, and 30% sampling will be 100%

On May 7th, the General Administration of Customs issued the “Debriefing on the Importation of Apple and Log Inspection and Quarantine Reports by the Department of Animal and Plant Quarantine and Supervision”. Said that recently, customs such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao and Xiamen intercepted quarantine pests in imported apples and logs from the United States. In order to prevent the introduction of pests, in accordance with relevant regulations, these substandard products are returned for processing. The

Earlier, China announced that it imposed tariffs on 128 kinds of U.S. imported goods, including fruits, to retaliate against the United States for imposing import tariffs on steel and aluminum in China. The

The General Administration of Customs stated in its notification that in order to prevent the introduction of alien pests and protect the production of agroforestry and ecological security in China, the International Code of Phytosanitary Measures No. 20 “Guidelines for the Management of Plant Quarantine Import Management System” and “Immigration Inspection and Quarantine Risk Early Warning And the “Rapid Response Management Regulations,” which are now issued to strengthen the notification of importation of apple and log inspections and quarantine warnings to the United States as follows:

First, strengthen the on-site inspection of imported apple and logs from the United States. Once any suspected disease symptoms, hazards of pine wood nematode, or living pests are detected, they should be sent to the laboratory for testing and identification. During the laboratory tests, the relevant goods cannot be released. If necessary, precautionary measures can be taken to prevent pests from escaping. The

2. Once it is confirmed as a quarantine pest, and the situation is serious, as a temporary emergency measure, the relevant goods shall be returned or destroyed according to law, and the relevant information shall be reported to the General Administration of Administration in a timely manner. The

3. The General Administration of Customs will carry out risk assessment on the detection of the port’s outbreak and adjust early warning measures in due course. The

At the end of April, the Global Fruit and Vegetable Network reported that the Chinese customs had instructed that all American fruits arriving in China would be detained for seven days after arrival to carry out pesticide residue testing. Before this, a group of Washington apples were refused entry into Shenzhen Port and sent back to the United States. The

In the past, only 30% of U.S. shipping goods were randomly tested. Now this number has increased to 100%. Due to past quarantine issues, other countries that currently have all 100% of goods inspected are Peru and Australia. The

According to the information of the port circle, the current domestic timber import ports include Jingjiang Port, Changshu Xinghua Port, Zhangzhou China Merchants Port, Zhangjiagang Port, Minshan Port, Qinzhou Port, Jiangsu Xinminzhou Port, Jiangsu Dafeng Port, and Taicang Wanfang International Terminal. Penglai Port and other ports. Judging from the current trade pattern between China and the United States, in the above port ports, the speed of customs clearance may be affected by importing log ports from the United States.

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