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What is Fumigation used for?

Fumigation is the process of exterminating or disinfecting a specified area by using certain chemical/heat to prevent the spread or transfer of harmful living organism. And this is used for the clearance of imported goods at the port of entry.

For most countries, fumigation is a legal requirement a carrier must fulfil if requested by the buyer. For this reason, a fumigation certificate must be provided to the customs authorities before imported goods are cleared.

In cargo transportation, fumigation of pallets and cargoes is crucial. Without producing proper fumigation certificate, goods may be confiscated or the carrier/shipper asked to pay high additional storage cost. Goods being shipped with wooden materials, are required to take absolute measure in pest control.

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