Do artificial Christmas trees require quarantine for export?


With the improvement of craftsmanship, artificial Christmas trees are becoming more realistic. Although most of these artificial Christmas trees are made of plastic and other raw materials, the pine cones and other decorations on the trees are often plant products. Therefore, plant quarantine must still be implemented in accordance with the regulatory requirements for bamboo, wood, and grass products before export.

Registration Classification Management

The customs implements registration and classification management for outbound bamboo, wood, and grass product production enterprises, and carries out risk analysis and hierarchical management for outbound bamboo, wood, and grass products. The customs will implement batch quarantine on outbound bamboo, wood, and grass products based on whether the enterprise is registered, the operation of the quality management system and credit status, product risk level, planned export to the country, relevant overseas violation notifications, and daily supervision. Implement batch quarantine inspection on outbound bamboo, wood, and grass products of enterprises that have not obtained registration qualifications.

Determine the quarantine plan based on the following elements:

(1) Bilateral quarantine agreements signed between China and the intended exporting countries or regions;

(2) Plant quarantine regulations of the country or region to be exported;

(3) China's regulations on exit plant quarantine;

(4) The quarantine requirements specified in the trade contract.

Artificial Christmas Tree Quarantine

During on-site quarantine, the main task is to verify the cargo certificate, inspect the environment, transportation tools, etc., and check whether the product and its packaging materials contain live insects, boreholes, or other living harmful organisms. Goods samples involving harmful organisms and detected harmful organisms shall be sampled and sent to the laboratory for quarantine and identification.

Christmas tree export quarantine

Issuance and release

For artificial Christmas trees with plant products that have been quarantined by customs and are qualified for export, relevant certificates shall be issued in accordance with relevant regulations; Those that fail quarantine inspection can only be released after passing disinfection, reprocessing, and other treatments; Those without effective treatment methods are not allowed to leave the country.

A small pine nut may seem inconspicuous, but enterprises cannot take it lightly. It is necessary to standardize quality management in various aspects such as production, processing, and storage, strictly implement exit plant quarantine regulations, and avoid detecting harmful organisms that may cause losses to the enterprise and even affect the export of the entire industry. In addition, enterprises should also pay attention to whether the content of harmful substances such as heavy metals and formaldehyde in artificial Christmas trees meets the requirements of the intended export country or region


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