The International Association of Movers (IAM) and the FIDI Global Alliance, with the contribution and support of AIMA (Australian International Movers Association) and the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), have submitted joint comments on the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) recommendations for minimising pest risk associated with the sea container pathway document.
The CPM is expected to make key decisions in 2024 on long-term guidance to minimise the risks associated with international sea containers and invasive pests. These measures, if imposed globally, will have direct implications for the movement of household furniture and personal-effects shipments worldwide.
IAM and FIDI support voluntary measures to reduce the transfer of pests throughout the supply chain and container pathway process and are in favour of a simplified version of the ‘Custodial Responsibility’ principle, with a key focus on pest preventative actions at origin.
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