ASI Movers Is Now IAMX Validated

ASI Movers is proud to announce we have been IAMX Validated!

IAM Overview

What Is IAM

The International Association of Movers (IAM) was founded more than 50 years ago. It was launched in the United States and initially gatherd 18 companies from the transportation industry, seeking for a unified legal representation.

In 1963, the scope of the association changed, the first international compeanies joined, opening the membership to all those with an interest in the moving industry.

In accordance with the latter orientation of the association, IAM (formerly known as the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America, was renamed as we know it today i.e. the International Association of Movers.

What Is Its Purpose?

As the moving and forwarding industry's largest association (more than 2,400 members spread in over 165 countries), IAM provides its members, and thus ASI Movers, with programs and resources that participate in the constant improvement and adaptation of our services to changes in the global transportation industry. It also signifies a continuous strengthening of our international coverage, through enriching our network of partners all over around the world.

Being an IAM member also means we respect the association's code of ethics with keywords such as  honestyintegritytrustfullawful, acknowledging and respecting the cultural similarities and differencesresponsibility and professionalism at its core.

IAMX

IAMX is a special status granted to strong and reliable partners of the association.

Being IAMX validated gives you, our customers, the assurance that ASI Movers' service quality, proper licensing, compliance, claims, etc. have been independently reviewed and recognized by IAMX.

At ASI Movers, we are dedicated to providing you with the most qualitative moving services to fit your needs no matter from and to where you relocate.

ASI Movers, moving in simplicity! 

Shanghai New Recycling Rules: What You Need to Know

Starting from Monday July 1st, it is compulsory for individuals and companies in Shanghai to sort their household trash.
Shanghai is the third largest and most populous city in the world! With a population of more than 26 million residents, Shanghai is the most trash generating city, with more than nine million tons per year. According to official statistics only 10% of the waste is recycled.
This new law will surely have a great impact on the city’s sustainability score. However, what does it mean for Shanghai’s residents and companies daily life? Let’s find out!

How does the new recycling system work?

 Waste has been divided into four types:

  • Wet trash: also called household food waste ( and represented by the color brown)

  • Recyclable: consists in papers, plastic, glass, textiles, metals (they must be cleaned first before being thrown away) and the bin is blue.

  • Dry trash: also named residual waste. You can throw in used tissue, dirty plastic bags, etc. The designated bin is black

  • And finally, hazardous waste: it encompasses any waste posing threats to the public health or environment. The trash bin is red.

To help you sort out and recycle effectively your rubbish, you can refer to the following tables:

What if you don’t comply with the new rules?

Individuals breaking the new trash sorting rules are going to be charged with 200 yuan, while companies and organizations risk fines up to 50000 yuan.

Why did China implement these rules?

For a while, China used to import and accept other countries’ waste for processing. In January 2018, the country enacted a plastic import ban, initiating its transition. Now the country is trying to tackle its own trash. The Chinese government is concerned about the country’s pollution issue and has started to take action in order to prevent further damage. Keep in mind that, according to the World Bank, China was expected to produce approximately 533 million tons of waste by 2030.

Moreover, China is in the sixth year of a “war on pollution” designed not only to clean up its sky, soil or water, but it also consists in utilizing comprehensively its resources, including waste.
A green revolution has started in Shanghai and it is about to spread quickly to the rest of the country. By 2020, the Chinese government is planning on expanding the recycling rules across 46 Chinese cities.

How is the response to this change?

The new sorting rules have left many residents scratching their heads over which bin to throw their rubbish into, although the government hired instructors and conducted more than 13,000 training sessions around the city, the confusion remains.
The topic went viral on Chinese Social Medias. On one hand, many people expressed their sympathy towards this sustainable measure, on the other hand numerous others are still worried about making mistakes.
Many apps were launched to help the residents sorting their waste. They are available on Wechat, Alipay and Apple store.

Test your knowledge on WeChat with this in-app game!

Companies seem to be struggling as well while sorting their waste. Hotels for example decided to ban disposable goods (like toothbrushes). Recently, many restaurants and food delivery companies banned plastic cutlery as well.

Times are changing in Shanghai towards a more sustainable city. However, as it is the case with any evolution, adapting requires efforts and might appear challenging. At ASI Movers , we believe in greener initiatives, yet understand the struggles such a sudden change can bring to our fellow expats, especially when one is still adapting to one’s new life in China!
Our aim remains to help you in your expatriation journey. Because it is hardly an easy task, and because relocating should be the least of your worries, we provide you with the most qualitative and comprehensive moving services from, to and within China!

ASI Movers in Vietnam!

Did you know that ASI Movers now has its own relocation team in Vietnam?

After France, ASI Movers sets its new teams in Vietnam, in our aim to continue expanding our qualitative services across the world. Our teams in both China and Vietnam collaborate and manage your move from packing to delivery at the destination in order to enable a smooth and stress-free relocation process for our customers.
Our operational teams are located in Ho Chi Minh city! Thanks to our 10-year experience, we will provide you the best service if you are planning to relocate from, to or within Vietnam! No matter the location, the quality of our services remains the same.

Our next stop: Singapore!

ASI Movers in France!

Did you know that ASI Movers has its own relocation team in France?

Our teams in both China and France coordinate and manage your move from packing at origin to delivery at destination, enabling you to enjoy a smooth and stress-free relocation.

Our operational teams are located in Paris, Bordeaux and Marseille. In addition, our over 30 collaborators, together with our 10-year experience will provide you the best care for your upcoming relocation.

Our next stops: Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore.

See you soon!

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