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New European Regulations on Wood Packaging
Effective October 1, 2001:

All wooden packaging materials (plywood, crates, pallets, dunnage, etc.) made of coniferous wood must be heat-treated, fumigated or chemically pressure treated. Packaging materials made exclusively from hardwoods are exempt. All treated coniferous wood packaging must bear a mark indicating the organization that treated the wood and the type of treatment used.

Shippers using hardwood packaging and dunnage should include a statement on the shipping documents regarding the composition of any wood packaging materials used. For example: "No coniferous wood packaging or dunnage has been used for this shipment - all wooden packing materials manufactured from hardwood."

Please remember that not all hardwood packaging is 100% free of coniferous components. We recommend that shippers contact their suppliers and obtain written certification that their hardwood packing materials are of 100% hard woods.

Failure to comply with E.U. Regulations could result in shipments being delayed, refused entry or even seized and destroyed.

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New Nigerian Regulations
Effective September 1, 1999

The Nigerian Government has reintroduced pre-shipment inspection for shipments to Nigeria, other than courier and express deliveries.

The appointed agents are listed below.

ZONING ARRANGEMENTS FOR PRE-SHIPMENT EFFECTIVE 1ST SEPTEMBER 1999

THE FOUR AGENTS APPOINTED BY THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ARE:

  • Cotecna International Limited
  • Bureau Veritas Limited
  • Swede Control/Intertek Service
  • Societe Generale De Surveillance (SGS)

ZONE A (CONTECNA/OMI):

Australia, Japan, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Cyprus, China, Great Britain, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

ZONE B (BUREAU VERITAS):

Algeria, Liberia, Belgium, Libya, Benin Republic, Luxembourg, Burkina Faso, Mali, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Chad, Mauritius, Cote D Ivoire, Morocco, Djibouti, Niger, Egypt, Sao Tome, France, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Germany, Sudan, Ghana, Togo, Guinea, Tunisia, Guinea Bissau, Western Sahara.

ZONE C (SWEDE CONTROL/INTERTEK):

Argentina, Bolivia, Iceland, Austria, Jamaica, Macedonia, Brazil, Norway, Bulgaria, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Czech Republic, Poland, Cuba, Romania, Denmark, Slovakia, Dominican Republic, Suriam, Ecuador, Sweden, Finland, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Uruguay, Guyana, United States of America, Haiti, Venezuela, Hungary and Yugoslavia.

ZONE D (SGS):

Afghanistan, Lebanon, Angola, Lesotho, Bahrain, Liechtenstein, Belize, Madagascar, Botswana, Malta, Burma, Malawi, Burundi, Malaysia, Cameroun, Mexico, Canada, Mongolia, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Congo, Namibia, Costa Rica, Nepal, Equitorial Guinea, Netherlands, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Gabon, Oman, Greece, Pakistan, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, Portugal, India, Quatar, Iran, Russia (CIS), Iraq, Rwanda, Ireland, San Salvador, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Seychelles, Jordan, Somalia, Kenya, South Africa, Korea (South), Spain, Korea (North), Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Swaziland, Switzerland, Vietnam, Syria, Yemen (South), Taiwan, Yemen (North) Tanzania, Zaire, Turkey, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates.


Last Updated: Thursday, September 04, 2001