Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Fiji

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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: 11 January 2013

Commodities

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free of bark.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil.
Other Free from needles and other contamination.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on import permit.
Fumigation Import permit may specify:

Methyl Bromide: 320 grams/m3 for 24 hours at a minimum of 15°C.

Logs must be fumigated within 24 hours of being loaded into the ships hold. Logs loaded on deck must be fumigated on wharf prior to loading, and loaded onto the vessel with 24 hours of bring fumigated.

Antisapstain treatments Import permit may specify that logs are treated with a fungicide that is approved for use in New Zealand.
Insecticide treatments Import permit may specify that logs are treated with an insecticide approved for use in New Zealand.
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments Not required.
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Wood/ Timber - Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free of bark.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection is required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on the import permit.
Fumigation Import permit may specify Methyl Bromide fumigation at 80 grams/m3 for 24 hours at a minimum temperature of 15°C carried out no earlier than 21 days before shipment or containerisation.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Import permit may specify heat treatment carried out no earlier than 21 days before shipment or containerisation:
Effective thickness
distance between fillets
Duration (hours)
Up to 25 4
25 to 50 6
50-75 8
75-100 10
100-150 14
150-200 18
200-250 22
250-300 26
Preservative treatments Import permit may specify preservative treatment that achieves full sapwood penetration in all pieces, and that is permanently effective against insects and fungi:
ChemicalMinimum Retention
Boron compounds 0.2% Boric Acid equivalent minimum loading in the sapwood core
Copper Chrome Arsenic 3.5kg/m3 minimum preservative retention
Arsenic 0.04% minimum preservative loading in the sapwood core.
Synthetic pyrethroids Minimum retention of not less than 0.01% w/w

Sawn timber shipped in a green or moist condition should be pre-dipped in an effective fungicidal/insecticidal solution and/or shipped filleted to allow free air movement.

Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General No further information.

Wood/ Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free of bark.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections  
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on the import permit.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required for plywood and blockboard only.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Prohibited
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections  
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Wood Products - Manufactured

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free of bark.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections  
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on the import permit.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Wood Products - Packaging

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 or heat treatment.
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 None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Quarantine Pests

Scientific nameCommon name
Acacia farnesiana Ellington Curse
Boophilus microplus Cattle tick
Clerodendrum chinese
Clidemia hirta
Koster's curse
Corynebacterium sepedonicum Potato ring rot
Cyperus aromaticus Navua sedge
Derris elliptica Duva ni vavalagi
Derris trifoliata Duva
Eichhornia crassipes Water hyacinth
Elephantopus mollis Tobacco weed
Elephantos spicatus Yasawa tobacco weed
Globodera rostochiensis Golden nematode
Hyptis pectinata Mint weed
Ischaemum rugosum Muraina grass
Lanata camara Lantana
Mimosa invisa Giant sensitive plant
Opuntia vulgaris Prickly pear
Psidium guajava Guava
Sida acuta Broom weed
Solanum torvum Prickly solanum
Sorghum halepense Johnson grass
Synchytrium endobioticum Potato wart
Urena lobata Hibiscus burr
Xanthium pungens Noogoora burr
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