It is important for products being exported from India
to international markets to meet the global quality standards and ensure that the final goods that customers receive have no damage. After a shipment is packed and ready for transit, there are chances of pest infections and infestation by viruses or termites. To ensure that the cargo being exported is safe and of good quality, exporters need to ensure necessary steps have been taken for disinfection. It is mandatory in most countries like UK, USA, Australia and Japan to fumigate shipment containers before they are shipped from the origin country1
Conducted by a team of certified experts, the fumigants are usually filled into the export shipment or container. The chemicals most commonly used for carrying out the process of fumigation are methyl bromide and phosphine. The department of Plant Quarantine Government of India, Faridabad, is an approved fumigator that inspects the consignment and issues a fumigation certificate, which confirms that the export products have been fumigated.