Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of American Samoa

Disclaimer

The information in this standard is provided on the following basis. The phytosanitary requirements found in this standard may be used as the basis of export certification. However, requirements may be changed by importing countries at any time at short notice or with no notice to New Zealand. This information is provided strictly on the basis that the Crown, the Ministry for Primary Industries, its statutory officers, employees, agents and all other persons responsible for or associated with the compilation, writing, editing, approval or publication of the information:

  1. disclaim any and all responsibility for any inaccuracy, error, omission, lateness, or any other kind of inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in, or in relation to, the information; and
  2. without limiting (1) above, fully exclude any and all liability of any kind on the part of all of them, to any person or entity that chooses to rely on this information

Compliance with this standard is not to be taken as a guarantee that any particular goods will be granted access to any overseas market.

Last Updated: 08 January 2013

Commodities

Wood/Timber - Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Produce will be inspected and treated on arrival if necessary

Wood/Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Produce will be inspected and treated on arrival if necessary

Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Produce will be inspected and treated on arrival if necessary

Wood Products - Manufactured

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Produce will be inspected and treated on arrival if necessary

Wood Products - Packaging

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Produce will be inspected and treated on arrival if necessary

Quarantine Pests

Not Specified. Refer Maximum Pest Limits

Maximum Pest Limits (MPL's)

For all commodities exported to America Samoa requiring phytosanitary certificates, the MPL's are:

Quarantine pests* specified by America Samoa 0.5%
Soil 25g/600unit

*Quarantine pests for America Samoa include organisms identified within:

  • Quarantine Pests  this standard
  • Additional declarations
  • Phytosanitary import permit

Note: Where an importing country does not specify any quarantine pests within the above, the MPL of 5% is to be applied for all injurious pests. Refer Section 2.2.1 of Phytosanitary Inspection [PDF, 540 KB].

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