Industry Tip: Imported bulk edible vegetable oil transportation tools to check "three generations"
According to the requirements of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, from January 1, 2013, the import of bulk edible vegetable oil transport vehicles and the first three voyages of cargo should meet the relevant requirements; when importing edible vegetable oils, the first three voyages of the transported cargo should be provided. The list; the cargo on the voyage of the tank should be food or the substance in the List of Allowed Goods; the second and third voyages before the tank should be substances other than the List of Prohibited Goods.
In international trade and cargo transportation, the transportation of vegetable oils and oils generally uses oil tanks. Since the shipping company's oil tanks cannot be used only for loading vegetable fats, the ship will clean the inside of the tank before carrying the voyage plant oil. However, this kind of cleaning cannot be clean and thorough. The voyage may be left in the place where the ship's pipeline or cabin is not easy to clean. Especially for palm stearin with higher melting point, simple clearing is not enough to eliminate The problem of pollution residues in benzene and certain chemical products in the first three voyages.
Recently, some international trade contracts for vegetable oils have quietly added a new contract clause: if the inspection and quarantine agency makes a request for the first three voyages, the buyer will bear a price increase of $30 per ton of palm oil. Obviously, the implementation of the new regulations for the import of bulk edible vegetable oils has strictened the transportation conditions of edible vegetable oils, improved the access threshold for transportation, and indirectly increased transportation costs. If the palm oil is priced at US$1,200 per ton, the price increase is 2.3%, which is not low. However, compared with the life and safety of consumers, such costs are worthwhile compared to the losses caused by the return of the entire ship to the trader.
As the world's largest consumer of vegetable oils and fats, China's imports of vegetable oils have maintained a growing momentum. According to the statistics of the Customs from January to July 2012, domestic rapeseed oil increased by 109% year-on-year. In the fourth quarter of the traditional consumption season, the import of vegetable oils is bound to usher in a new peak. Therefore, the timely introduction of new regulations for the import of bulk edible vegetable oil protects the health and safety of domestic consumers and safeguards the interests of importers.