Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Argentina

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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
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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: 09 September 2005

Commodities

Manufactured or processed timber

(Furniture and timber subjected to kiln drying or any other sterilisation treatment).

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required. Prior declaration required.
Certification Requirements Treatment certificate required
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Not permitted. If bark is found during quarantine inspection at the Argentine border, the bark must be removed by a quarantine officer. Any cost incurred shall be payable by the importer of the goods.
Insects Not permitted. If insects are found during inspection, the consignment will be fumigated with methyl bromide or phosphine. If the goods are incompatible with the fumigant, packaging may be removed and fumigated.
Fungi Decay fungi not permitted. If decay fungi are found during inspection, the consignment will be fumigated with methyl bromide or phosphine. If the goods are incompatible with the fumigant, packaging may be removed and fumigated.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections None 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

Semi-processed timber and packaging material (not sterilised)

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required. Prior declaration required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required (including treatments)
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Not permitted. If bark is found during quarantine inspection at the Argentine border, the bark must be removed by a quarantine officer. Any cost incurred shall be payable by the importer of the goods.
Insects Not permitted. If insects are found during inspection, the consignment will be fumigated with methyl bromide or phosphine. If the goods are incompatible with the fumigant, packaging may be removed and fumigated.
Fungi Decay fungi not permitted. If decay fungi are found during inspection, the consignment will be fumigated with methyl bromide or phosphine. If the goods are incompatible with the fumigant, packaging may be removed and fumigated.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections None required
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments Preventative treatment against insects may be required
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Produce will be inspected and treated on arrival if necessary

Unprocessed timber, unworked without bark, sawn timber, sleepers, posts, rollers, planks.

Import Permits or Declarations Phytosanitary Import Permit (AFIDI) required. If no Pest Risk Analysis has been performed prior to AFIDI, a PRA is required, which will take a minimum of three months.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required (including treatments)
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Not permitted. If bark is found during quarantine inspection at the Argentine border, the bark must be removed by a quarantine officer. Any cost incurred shall be payable by the importer of the goods.
Insects Not permitted. If insects are found during inspection, the consignment will be fumigated with methyl bromide or phosphine. If the goods are incompatible with the fumigant, packaging may be removed and fumigated.
Fungi Decay fungi not permitted. If decay fungi are found during inspection, the consignment will be fumigated with methyl bromide or phosphine. If the goods are incompatible with the fumigant, packaging may be removed and fumigated.
Soil in AFIDI
Other in AFIDI
Pre-Shipment Inspections None required in AFIDI
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation in AFIDI
Antisapstain treatments Antisapstain treatment required for Pinaceae
Insecticide treatments Preventative treatment against insects may be required
Heat treatments in AFIDI
Preservative treatments in AFIDI
Concessional Release in AFIDI
General Produce will be inspected and treated on arrival if necessary

Wood Packaging

Import Permits or Declarations All WPM must be treated and certified according to ISPM 15
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects  
Fungi  
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections None required
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation See ISPM 15
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments See ISPM 15
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General   
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