Much of the Brazilian economy is made up of agribusiness, so the authorities need to ensure that the harvest and crop come out exactly as planned.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) aims to protect Brazilian agriculture, fauna and flora, thus inspecting and inspecting the entry of all wood that enters the country and ensuring that there will be no infestation of pests and diseases in national territory.
Since 2016 there is an obligation to contain the information of treated and certified wood in the bill of lading and in the description of the goods in the CE Mercante for all cargoes that have packaging with or without wood, exposed as follows:
Wooden Packing: Treated and Certified
Wooden Packing: Not Treated and not Certified
Wooden Packing: Not Applicable
For such certification the wood must be submitted to a treatment approved and recognized by the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (NIMF No. 15) at origin and all packaging, supports and pieces of wood must bear the mark International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
The heat stamped mark on the packaging shall be as follows:
Where XX must be the country's acronym, 000 the accreditation number of the company that carried out the treatment and YY the type of treatment received.
Not all countries are part of the NIMF agreement No. 15 , for cargoes that have origin from these countries, must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate containing one of the phytosanitary treatments recognized by NIMF 15.
According to the normative instruction, in case of signs or presence of pests on pallets, crates, boxes or other packages, the importer is obliged to perform an export by returning the whole lot to its origin.
The cases that are necessary to export condemned wood are complex and not all cargo agents perform this operation, often they are quoted only in the modality Prepaid, that is, payment of freight in advance and being quoted the transport only to the port / airport of destination, because it is likely that this cargo can not be nationalized again, being once again refused and generating more costs to the process.
The best way to prevent the wood from being condemned is to have a good relationship and trust with the exporter and request a stamped photo of the package, as many exporters are not even aware of the existence of MAPA, so communication is essential.
To avoid this situation, if possible choose packaging that does not have wood as plastic pallets, this in addition to facilitating the operation, still reduces costs.
Every detail in an import or export operation is very important for the smooth running of the operation, so we are here to help you with these details.
In case of wood refused by MAPA, Pine has a specialized team for this type of operation.
We can provide all the necessary support from the segregation of the wood to the delivery of the cargo returned to the origin.