Our chemical products storage

In case you didn’t know, we offer chemical products storage. But what does chemical products storage mean? Well, do not worry because if you did not know, we will explain it to you in this post.

What is chemical products storage?

In Spain, APQ stands for “Almacenamiento de Productos Químicos”, meaning Storage of Chemical Products. The APQ regulation refers to the regulatory framework by which companies whose activity includes storage, loading, unloading or transport of chemical products that imply some type of risk, whether in their liquid or gaseous state, must be governed.

And it is that for this, there are a series of legal obligations associated with the warehousing of chemical products in our logistics center. The most important of these obligations is the Commissioning procedure, which must be issued by the competent Administration.

Since the Spanish state is the only member in the Eropean Union that has a Regulation for the Storage of Chemical Products (also known as the APQ Regulation), this regulation is provided for in Royal Decree 656/2017.

This regulation affects the storage of products such as:

  • flammable and combustible liquids
    ethylene oxide
    anhydrous ammonia
    cylinders and bottles of liquefied and dissolved compressed gases under pressure
    corrosive liquids
    toxic liquids
    organic peroxides

The procedure to follow will vary in each case. It will depend on the quantity stored and/or the chemical product involved.

It also functions as a customs warehouse

Thanks to the fact that it also works as a customs warehouse, the goods deposited will be exempt from the payment of customs duties. In addition, there will be no need to pay taxes related to its importation. Neither will payment for VAT be made until a final destination of the goods is made.
If you did not know beforehand what a customs warehouse is, we will summarize it for you: a customs warehouse or bonded warehouse is the place where the goods are stored under customs control without the payment of import duties and taxes until their assignment of a definitive regime.
In addition, we have 24/7 video surveillance and all kinds of security controls. Also, we have to mention that our staff is certified for its correct handling until the moment of its delivery.