New Shipping Regulations to Canary

On October 16, 2019, a new regulation that establishes the phytosanitary requirements for the entry of pallets in the Canary Islands came into effect. This order applies to all types of wood packaging greater than 6 millimetres, such as drawers, boxes, cages, etc., used or not for transport of goods of all kinds.

For these purposes, if from October 16, 2019 to Canarias pallets / wood packaging that has not been applied to appropriate phytosanitary therapy (1), the Parental Sanity Border Inspection Service may take appropriate measures (2).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Phytosanitary treatments ensure wood pallets / packaging are free of pests and insects and will not be harmful to local wildlife. 

  • Wood pallets and packaging must be subjected to a one phytosanitary therapy  approved according to NIMF 15  (International standard for phytosanitary measures).

  • After receiving the treatments of the NIMF 15, pallets and wood packaging are marked with an identification label to show that they meet the required regulations.

  • The Parental Health Border Inspection Service may be adopted, the following measures:

    • Detention of the shipment.
    • Withdrawal non-conforming material.
    • Destruction of the shipment
    • Extend the measures to items or material that may contain or host.