EPAL Warns Against Counterfeit Pallets Coming from Ukraine
At a recent press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Martin Leibrandt, CEO of the European Pallet Association (EPAL), warned against counterfeit pallets produced by unlicensed Ukrainian companies.
Leibrandt stated that EPAL has been working closely with Ukrainian customs authorities to prevent the export of counterfeit pallets, adding that around 15,000 fake pallets have been recently seized on the western border of Ukraine.
Leibrandt stressed that using fake pallets is unsafe as their quality is significantly lower than that of the original, standard European pallets, manufactured according to a technology that minimizes the possibility of damage during transportation, loading and unloading of products.
Leibrandt warned that any goods transported on counterfeit pallets will be detained for 10 days, the pallets seized and destroyed, and the carrier obligated to reload the goods onto original pallets at their own expense.
By: Olga Goncharova
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Source: RBC Ukraine news agency
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