ISO 17712 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that specifies requirements for the design and testing of security seals used to secure containers used in international trade. The standard includes three levels of security, indicated by the letters “H”, “M”, and “L”.
Seals that comply with ISO 17712 are considered to be high-security seals and are used to prevent tampering, theft, or unauthorized access to containers during transportation. Compliance with the standard is typically indicated by a mark or label on the seal itself, which includes information such as the manufacturer’s name and the seal’s unique identification number.
ISO 17712 also includes requirements for testing and certification of seals, as well as guidelines for their use and handling. Overall, the standard aims to provide a common set of guidelines and best practices for the use of security seals in international trade, helping to ensure the safety and security of goods during transit.