What should bamboo products companies pay attention to when doing export business?

Due to the high reproducibility and high environmental protection of bamboo, many bamboo products have unique natural patterns, simple and beautiful, and rich in culture. For example, bamboo furniture also has the characteristics of moisture absorption and heat absorption, warm in winter and cool in summer, purifying air and anti-static. , Absorbing ultraviolet rays and other functions, therefore, China’s bamboo products are particularly popular with consumers in China and neighboring countries.
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It is understood that from 2017 to 2020, China’s export of bamboo furniture has increased from US$88.4221 million to US$129 million. It is estimated that exports in 2021 will exceed US$150 million. Among them, the United States, Australia, Germany and other developed countries are the main export targets of domestic bamboo furniture. At the same time, with the tightening of the “plastic ban” in Europe and other countries, it is expected that the overseas bamboo product market will usher in a broader space for development. Due to the different national conditions of various countries, when China’s bamboo products are exported, they need to obtain relevant qualification certification in order to meet the local sales requirements of qualified bamboo products. So, what issues should bamboo products enterprises pay attention to when doing export business? Through online inquiry, it is learned that when bamboo and wood products are exported, certificates of origin, quality inspection certificates, fumigation certificates, etc. are required, and all goods for export of bamboo and wood products must have a customs clearance form in order to apply for inspection and customs declaration. Bamboo and wood products exported to the United States, Canada, and Australia must apply for a fumigation certificate, and transport to other countries must apply for a quality inspection certificate.
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For example, the fumigation standard for imported wood products in India: fumigation treatment requires 48g/m3 of methyl bromide fumigation for 24 hours at 21℃ or higher; heat treatment requires heat treatment at 56℃ (the core temperature of wood) in the kiln for 30 minute. Fumigation requirements for imported wood products in Australia: All wood products exported to Australia that are subjected to methyl bromide fumigation treatment must be accompanied by a fumigation certificate, and the treatment standards must comply with the Australian methyl bromide fumigation regulations. Regarding the issue of plastic wrapping, it is required to indicate on the certificate “unused plastic package”, “fumigation treatment before using plastic package” or “plastic package used meets the Australian methyl bromide fumigation standard” for wrapping and perforation. In addition, bamboo product export companies often encounter some specific technical trade measures. For example, bamboo product export companies often face international standard system certification requirements, EU CE, EU FSC certification (forest certification), US CARB certification (California Air Resources, USA) Management Committee certification) requirements, technical standards, packaging and marking requirements, toxic and hazardous substances limit requirements, and pest protection requirements.
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In the face of these technical foreign trade measures, our bamboo products companies can do the following when doing export business:

One is to improve the technical content of products. Enterprises should actively promote standardized production, strengthen the monitoring of the entire production process, implement strict inspection and quarantine, and control the “access and exit” barriers to improve product quality and enhance competitiveness. At the same time, it is necessary to actively strengthen technological innovation, improve production processes, and adapt to the technical standards of the export destination countries/regions.

The second is to actively carry out international certification work. Conduct R&D and production in accordance with the standards and regulations of the export destination country/region, further improve the quality management system with the control of harmful organisms, toxic and hazardous substances and traceability management as the core, and strengthen the safety of raw materials entering the factory, production processing, storage and other processes Quality check and control, and obtain international certification as soon as possible, and obtain qualified inspection certificate.

The third is to feed back information to the customs in a timely manner. Enterprises are the witnesses of technical trade measures, and they have a more timely grasp of the changes in related measures and quicker response, and the solutions proposed are often professional, pertinent and feasible. Therefore, it is recommended that bamboo product export companies closely follow the latest changes in foreign technical regulations, communicate with the customs in a timely manner and report the problems encountered by the company, which will help companies to deal with the export risks of bamboo products in advance.

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At the same time, customs in various regions are also required to take the initiative to help bamboo products companies understand relevant policies. For example, in order to help small and micro bamboo, wood and grass enterprises go abroad and gain a firm foothold in the market, Huzhou Customs provides technical support on the one hand and guides enterprises to take targeted response measures; on the other hand, it targets small and micro enterprises with insufficient experience and lack of professional talents. Questions, arranging special personnel for customized guidance, guiding the product clearance through the whole process; Hunan Yiyang Customs took the initiative to promote policies and promote the export of bamboo products. This year, the export of Yiyang bamboo products is expected to exceed 10 million U.S. dollars.

China’s bamboo plant area, stock volume, and output of bamboo products are the largest in the world. The production and marketing of bamboo products in China will have the strongest supply guarantee in the world in the future. The export of China’s bamboo products is also conducive to increasing the influence of China’s bamboo industry in the international arena.

Post time: Oct-27-2021