Hamburg, February 15, 2012 - New high security seal standard - ISO 17712:2010
SAIL container seals compliant with the new high security seal standard - ISO 17712:2010
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USA, has notified customers who are part of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) that effective March 1, 2012, the current International Organization for Standardization (ISO) mechanical seal standard (ISO/PAS 17712) will be replaced with a new ISO standard - ISO 17712:2010.
This applies for seals on all containers exported or imported from / into the USA. This means that customers need to ensure that seals affixed to containers as of March 1, 2012 are compliant with ISO (IS) 17712:2010.
All seals provided by SAIL are already compliant with the new ISO mechanical seal standard - ISO 17712:2010. In cases where the seals are sourced by the shipper, we request customers to ensure that all seals affixed to containers are compliant with the new ISO 17712:2010 effective March 1, 2012.