Loadstar on 24th October reported that the Global Shippers’ Forum has warned that the biggest issue since VGM (i.e. container weighing before loading onto vessels) is likely to be bugs.  The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is investigating concerns that parasites and other invasive species are being spread globally on the outside of containers, contributing to the demise of local ecodiversity.  North America, Australia and Japan have all expressed concern over the issue and the fear among the maritime industry is that the UN or governments will attempt to regulate.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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