In international trade, due to the different national conditions and cultural differences of various countries, the requirements for packaging materials, structures, patterns and text labels of commodities are different. Understanding these regulations is of great benefit to my country's foreign trade exports.
1. Prohibited logo pattern
Arab countries stipulate that the six-pointed star pattern is prohibited for the packaging of imported goods, because the six-pointed star is similar to the pattern in the national flag of Israel. Arab countries are very disgusted and taboo against things with the six-pointed star pattern.
Germany bans signs similar to Nazi and Legion symbols on the packaging of imported goods.
Libya prohibits the use of pig patterns and female body patterns in the packaging of imported goods.
Second, the regulations on the container structure
The US Food and Drug Administration stipulates that all medical fitness and beauty drugs must have packaging that can prevent adulteration, adulteration, and other anti-fouling capabilities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stipulates that in order to prevent children from accidentally taking medicines and chemicals, all products under the control of the anti-virus packaging regulations and the Consumer Safety Commission must use child protection safety covers.
Eleven states such as California and Virginia in the United States and the European Community are responsible for environmental and consumer regulations. Pull-away pull-tab cans cannot be sold in the market. At present, there is a tendency to develop unpullable flip-type and tape-type cans. .
The European Community stipulates that for vinyl chloride containers and materials that come into contact with food, the maximum container for vinyl chloride units is 1 milligram per kilogram of finished product, and the maximum value transferred to food is 0.01 milligram per kilogram.
According to a survey by the US Drug Investigation Bureau, 14% of all lead absorbed by the human body comes from tinplate tin solder. Therefore, it is required that the lead content of welds be reduced by 50% in the next five years. my country's Hong Kong Health Regulations stipulate that the maximum lead content of solid food shall not exceed 6 ppm (6%), and the lead content of liquid food shall not exceed 1 ppm.
Three, the use of language regulations
The Canadian government requires that imported goods must be in English and French.
The label of food sold in Hong Kong must be in Chinese, but the name and composition of the food must also be indicated in English.
The Greek government officially announced that all products exported to Greece must be marked with the company name, agent name and product quality and quantity in Greek characters.
Packing lists and commercial invoices for products sold in France must be written in French, including logo descriptions. Translations should be attached if they are not written in French.
Food and beverages sold to the Arab region must be described in Arabic.
4. Prohibited packaging materials
The United States stipulates that in order to prevent the spread of plant diseases and insect pests, it is forbidden to use straw as packaging material. If found by the customs, it must be destroyed on the spot and all expenses incurred shall be paid.
The New Zealand Agricultural Quarantine Service stipulates that the following materials are strictly prohibited for the packaging of imported goods: hay, straw, wheat straw, chaff or chaff, moss, soil, plaster, used sack and other materials.
According to the regulations of the Philippine Ministry of Health and Customs, all imported goods are forbidden to be packed in sacks and sacks, straws, straw mats and other materials.
The Australian Bureau of Epidemic Prevention stipulates that when goods are imported in wooden boxes (including pallet wood), a fumigation certificate must be provided.
5. Port regulations
The Saudi Arabian Port Authority stipulates that all shipping packages for building materials shipped to ports in the country must first assemble pallets to accommodate stacker loading and unloading, and the weight of each package shall not exceed 2 tons.
According to the regulations on the packaging of imported goods promulgated by Iranian ports, commodities such as medicines, chemicals, food, tea, etc. shall be packed in pallets or containers with a volume of not less than 1 cubic meter or a weight of 1 ton.
Saudi Arabia ports stipulate that the weight of each bag of goods shipped to the port shall not exceed 50 kilograms. Otherwise, storage facilities are not provided, unless these bagged goods are attached with pallets or have suspension devices for mechanical pickup and unloading.
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