When transporting goods through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), sometimes the shipments are held until they are cleaned, to prevent contaminants from entering into the U.S. agricultural resources. Threats to U.S. agricultural resources are often thought of as invasive pests and diseases that are introduced via imported “host” commodities. However, conveyances can provide pathways as well.
If the U.S. Customs requires that the container holding your product needs to be cleaned before it can be released to you, FRS has the staff, equipment and permits to make sure this is done correctly. We can take care of the cleaning at the port of entry or at our facility.
As defined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, contaminants are the presence of an unwanted substance(s) or foreign material in a physical body or in the natural environment that can cause serious harm to United States agriculture and natural resources. Conveyance contamination is found in all pathways: sea, air, land and rail. Conveyance contamination is found on regulated agricultural commodities and general cargo of all types, not just perishable agricultural commodities. FRS is ready and able to assist you in getting back on track without endangering our agricultural or natural resources.