Every retail and/or wholesale oriented business will have its own package delivery systems in place. It will be unique to the business being carried out and will also take into account the nature of its clientele. While the small business handler has in place his or her own rudimentary quality assurance checks in place, the world’s multinationals, being widely exposed, will be required to adhere more formally to legislatively inclined package testing requirements.
The trading environment in which these large companies operate is global. Their goods and services will be entering different ports around the world. And upon arrival, all packaged goods will be subject to that port’s local and regulatory testing requirements. The tests carried out will be done in line with how goods have been categorized. Some goods may have to be quarantined for a period of time before being released.
This does not necessarily entail that the goods and its deliverer is at fault. It is more than likely a precautionary measure. All goods and services should be thoroughly checked and vetted prior to leaving the warehouse. This surely makes it possible to enjoy the ease of doing business. there is less scrutiny on the other side of the world if you will. Where regulations are strictly enforced, two things could happen. Goods not cleared will not be allowed to proceed any further. They will either be returned to the sender or confiscated forthwith.
The business owner who allows this to happen is setting himself up for financial losses. And secondly, goods blocked could consequently result in a fine being issued to its purveyor. The quantum of this fine will depend on the severity of the offence. While this may be rare, it is not unheard of for offenders to receive jail terms.