From the first of January 2010. a new standard came into force, which controls the export of goods from the health point of views.
What is it all about?
Incorrectly treated pallets are “good” for transmitting pathogens with your products. To prevent all this, a European law was launched, which says, that only well treated, fumigated pallets can be used as packaging material. From January onwards, only EUR pallets with ISPM 15 marking can be used.
Why can it cause problems?
Most Hungarian pallet producers don’t have the technology to be able to bring the standards. This is most possibly followed by the increase of the pallet’s price. But not at us! We’ve been producing our pallets accordingly to the standards, so we’re not planning any Price Increase.
What happens if non-appropriate packaging material gets exported?
If during the checking of packaging material the heat treatment can not be proved (existence of documents for proof), then the competent authority can obtain the transshipment of goods, or (most likely) will refuse to let the goods in. The denied registration numbers are listed on the web and get prohibited after 3 deny, and cause the mandatory withdrawal of the registration number.
It can’t happen with Golden Pallet’s pallets. We only provide our customers with pallets according to the standards. We’ll not have a price increase because of the new standards , nor prohibited goods.