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ISO Standard for High Security Seal Changes – Effective May 15, 2014

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new mechanical seal standard ISO 17712 Clause 6, Evidence of Tampering, on May 15, 2013. This new clause will become effective May 15, 2014.


Please note that shippers are responsible for appropriately supplying and affixing these high security container seals to the container, which must satisfy the ISO 17712 standard.


Steamship lines are advising that shippers only use high security container seals that conform to the new ISO standards so that they avoid unnecessary delays and cost to shipments. They are also recommending you purchase your new high security seals from reliable suppliers with valid ISO 17712:2013 certification of compliance.


If you have any questions, please contact our sales team at [email protected].


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