Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of China

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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:

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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: 4 January 2017

Commodities

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations  
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark For de-barked logs, tolerances for bark are; 5% on any individual log and 2% on any batch of logs. Debarked logs may be carried with untreated logs.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Soil is prohibited. Soil clumps that are both thicker than 5mm. and greater than 25mm across must be removed. Particular attention must be given to the removal of organic soils.
Other Free of pathogenic micro-organisms, seeds, cultures of bacteria and virus and other harmful organisms.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Fumigation is required for logs that have not been debarked.
Fumigation

In-hold Phosphine fumigation rate:
Minimum 2g/m3 initially with top up of 1.5g/m3 required after 5 days. Minium gas concentration of 200ppm must be maintained for 10 days within sealed holds. The date and time of degassing must be legally documented in the ships log.

Methyl bromide fumigation rates :

  • 80g/m3 for at least 16 hours at log and ambient temperatures above 15˚C
  • 120g/m3 for at least 16 hours at log and ambient temperatures between 5˚C to 15˚C

Fumigated logs must be segregated from untreated logs.

Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments Alternative treatment required for barked logs only. Details of all insecticide treatment shall be documented by an additional declaration on the phytosanitary certificate.
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General  

Wood/ Timber - Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations  
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free from soil.
Other Free of pathogenic micro-organisms, seeds, cultures of bacteria and virus and other harmful organisms.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation Fumigation is required only when quarantine pests are present on the commodity. If fumigation is required it must be carried out no more than 15 days prior to shipment by sea, or no more than 15 days prior to arrival in China if transported by air.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General  

Wood/Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.
Additional declaration required:
"It is free from any quarantine pests of concern to China"

Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Wood chips must be made from debarked wood.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free from soil.
Other Free of pathogenic micro-organisms, seeds, cultures of bacteria and virus and other harmful organisms.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation

Fumigation is required only when quarantine pests are present on the commodity. If fumigation is required it must be carried out no more than 15 days prior to shipment by sea, or no more than 15 days prior to arrival in China if transported by air.

Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General  

Wood Products - Veneer

Import Permits or Declarations  
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required for unprocessed and unpressed timber veneer which has not undergone heat treatment during the processing stage (See general comments below).
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free from soil.
Other Free of pathogenic micro-organisms, seeds, cultures of bacteria and virus and other harmful organisms.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required for unprocessed and unpressed timber veneer which has not undergone heat treatment during the processing stage (See general comments below).
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation For unprocessed and unpressed timber veneer fumigation is required only when quarantine pests are present on the commodity. If fumigation is required it must be carried out no more than 15 days prior to shipment by sea, or no more than 15 days prior to arrival in China if transported by air.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Where veneer products have been subject to heat treatment during the processing stage China does not require fumigation or any additional heat treatment for this type of products. The consignments can be cleared without a Phytosanitary certificate.

Wood Products - Manufactured

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required
Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required.

A letter from the manufacturer attesting to high temperature or pressure treatment may be accepted in lieu of a phytosanitary certificate for some products.

Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free from soil.
Other Free of pathogenic micro-organisms, seeds, cultures of bacteria and virus and other harmful organisms.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required for phytosanitary certification
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Pre-shipment treatment NOT required.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General  

Wood Products - Packaging

(Made from Coniferous Wood)

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required
Certification Requirements Wood packaging material and dunnage must be marked in accordance with ISPM 15.

Phytosanitary certificate not required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Wood packaging material and dunnage must be made of debarked wood in accordance with ISPM 15.
Insects  
Fungi  
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation Wood packaging material and dunnage must be treated in accordance with ISPM 15
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Wood packaging material and dunnage must be treated in accordance with ISPM 15
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General  

Quarantine Pests

Source: Preferred name and classification used is checked for accuracy against the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO) Global database, 31 March 2016.

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