Definition of the Certificate of Fumigation
Certificate of Fumigation is to certify the export cereals, oilseeds, pulses, hides and other goods, as well as the wood packaging and vegetable stuffing have been fumigated.
Ways of Fumigation
Disinfection methods: fumigation with methyl bromide -MB, Heat Treatment-HT; (by using chemical agents < such as methyl bromide> to fumigate wood packaging, although the long-horned beetle, the dissemination medium of pine wood nematode, could be killed, the pine wood nematode itself could not be completed rid of. While Heat Treatment could kill long-horned beetle and the pine wood nematode both at the same time.
Fumigation is to kill the insects in the woods with chemical agent, while the heat treatment is to do so through high temperature and humidity. Besides, the heat treatment can also reduce the moisture content of wood, which fumigation is not capable of. Therefore, many world-renowned international companies (MOTO) has clearly stated that fumigation is not allowed.
Why Fumigation Is Necessary
In international trade, in order to protect the domestic resources, countries will implement compulsory quarantine procedures on all the imported products. And the fumigation of the wood packaging is a mandatory measure taken to prevent the pests from damaging the forest resources of the importing country. Therefore, exports of goods containing wood packaging must be fumigated before the shipment. therefore, it is an effective way of Disinfection.
Products Need Fumigation
Refers to the materials generally used in packaging, bedding, support, and reinforcement of goods. Such as wooden boxes, crates, pallets, pad positions, casks, chocks, linings, axes, pegs and so on. All the logs must be fumigated and stamped with the Mark of IPPC.