Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of India

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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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Last Updated: 25 May 2018

Commodities

Note: For India's import requirements for species not included here please contact MPI Plant Exports.

Logs (Pine)

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Declarations required: 

"Free from:

  1. Branch and trunk cankers (Atropellis piniphila, A. pinicola)
  2. Pine wood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus)
  3. Cerambicid vector (Monochamus spp.)
  4. Pine beetle (Tomicus piniperda) and pine weevils (Pissodes spp.)
  5. Sirex wasp (Sirex spp)"
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Not prohibited
Insects Free from quarantine pests including:
  • Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Pinewood Nematode)
  • Monochamus spp. (Sawyer Beetle)
  •  Tomicus piniperda (Pine beetle) and Pissodes spp. (pine weevils)
  • Sirex spp. (Sirex Wasp)
Fungi Free from quarantine pests including:
  • Atropellis piniphila and Atropellis pinicola (Branch and trunk cankers)
Soil Free from soil, earth, clay, compost, sand, peat and sphagnum moss.
Other No information
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Fumigation or heat treatment as below.
Fumigation Methyl-bromide at:
  • 48 gm/cu.m at 21°or above for 24 hours
  • 56 gm/cu.m at 16-20° C for 24 hours
  • 64 gm/cu.m at 11-15°C for 24 hours
  • 72 gm/cu.m at 10-11° C for 24 hours
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Heat treatment at 56°C and above (core temperature of wood) for 30 minutes.
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release -
General Fumigation on arrival prohibited 

Logs (Eucalypt)

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Declarations required: 

"Free from:

  1. Ctenarytaina spatulata
  2. Gonipterus scutellatus (eucalyptus snout beetle)
  3. Paropsis charybdis (eucalyptus tortoise beetle)
  4. Phoracantha semipunctata (eucalyptus longhorned borer)
  5. Phytophthora cryptogea (tomato foot rot)
  6. Thaumastocoris peregrinus (bronze bug)
  7. Uraba lugens (eucalypt leaf skeletonizer)"
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Not prohibited
Insects

Free from quarantine pests including:

  • Ctenarytaina spatulata (Eucalyptus Shoot Psyllid)
  • Gonipterus scutellatus (Gum Tree Weevil)
  • Paropsis charybdis (Eucalyptus Tortoise Beetle)
  • Phoracantha semipunctata (Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer)
  • Thaumastocoris peregrinus (bronze bug)
  • Uraba lugens (eucalypt leaf skeletonizer)
Fungi Free from quarantine pests including Phytophthora cryptogea (tomato foot rot).
Soil Free from soil, earth, clay, compost, sand, peat and sphagnum moss.
Other No information
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation Methyl-bromide at:
  • 48 gm/cu.m at 21° C or above for 24 hours
  • 56 gm/cu.m at 16-20° C for 24 hours
  • 64 gm/cu.m at 11-15°C for 24 hours
  • 72 gm/cu.m at 10-11° C for 24 hours
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release -
General Fumigation on arrival prohibited 

Wood/ Timber - Sawn (Pine)

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Declarations required:

“Free from:

  1. Branch and trunk cankers (Atropellis piniphila, A. pinicola)
  2. Pine wood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus)
  3. Cerambicid vector (Monochamus spp.)
  4. Pine beetles (Tomicus piniperda) and pine weevils (Pissodes spp.)
  5. Sirex wasp (Sirex spp.)"
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free of bark.
Insects Free from quarantine pests including:
  • Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Pinewood Nematode)
  • Monochamus spp. (Sawyer Beetle)
  • Tomicus piniperda (Pine beetle) and Pissodes spp. (pine weevils)
  • Sirex spp (Sirex wasp)
Fungi Free from quarantine pests including:
Atropellis piniphila and Atropellis pinicola (Branch and trunk cankers)
Soil Free from soil, earth, clay, compost, sand, peat and sphagnum moss.
Other No information
Pre-Shipment Inspections  
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Timber shall be either fumigated, kiln dried or heat treated.
Fumigation

Methyl-bromide at:

  • 48 gm/cu.m at 21°C or above for 24 hours.
  • 56 gm/cu.m at 16-20°C for 24 hours.
  • 64 gm/cu.m at 11-15°C for 24 hours.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Kiln dried or heat treated at 56°C for a minimum of 30 minutes (core temperature of wood).
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None.
General  

Wood/ Timber - Sawn (Douglas fir)

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Declarations required:

"Free from:

  1. Hylastes ater (Black pine bark)
  2. Otiorhynchus ovatus (Strawberry root weevil)
  3. Pseudocoremia suavis
  4. Heterobasidion annosum
  5. Leptographium procerum (White pine root decline)
  6. Ophiostoma piceae (Vascular mycosis of oak)
  7. Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii (Swiss needle cast)
  8. Phytophthora cryptogea (tomato foot rot)
  9. Phytophthora megasperma (root rot)
  10. Amylostereum areolatum (Sirex wasp fungus)”
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Not prohibited.
Insects

Free from quarantine pests including:

  • Hylastes ater (Black Pine Bark Beetle)
  • Otiorhynchus ovatus (Strawberry Root Weevil)
  • Pseudocoremia suavis
Fungi

Free from quarantine pests including:

  • Heterobasidion annosum
  • Leptographium procerum (White Pine Root decline)
  • Ophiostoma piceae (Vascular Mycosis of Oak)
  • Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii (Swiss Needle Cast)
  • Phytophthora cryptogea (tomato foot rot)
  • Phytophthora megasperma (root rot)
  • Amylostereum areolatum (Sirex wasp fungus)
Soil Free from soil, earth, clay, compost, sand, peat and sphagnum moss.
Other No information
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Timber shall be either fumigated, kiln dried or heat treated.
Fumigation

Methyl-bromide at:

  • 48 gm/cu.m at 21°C or above for 24 hours.
  • 56 gm/cu.m at 16-20°C for 24 hours.
  • 64 gm/cu.m at 11-15°C for 24 hours.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Kiln dried or heat treated at 56°C for a minimum of 30 minutes (core temperature of wood) and appropriately marked as 'KD' or 'HT'.
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None.
General  

Wood/ Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required for wood chips of less than 6mm thickness.

Phytosanitary certificate required for wood chips 6mm thick and over. Applications should be sent one month in advance and in triplicate.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Shall be bark free.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free from soil, earth, clay, compost, sand, peat and sphagnum moss.
Other -
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection is required if a phytosanitary certificate is required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None.
General Will be inspected on arrival in India for pests and diseases.

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 Free from soil, earth, clay, compost, sand, peat and sphagnum moss.
Other -
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection not required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments -
Fumigation -
Antisapstain treatments -
Insecticide treatments -
Heat treatments -
Preservative treatments -
Concessional Release -
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, or be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Wood packaging material and dunnage must be made of debarked wood in accordance with ISPM 15.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free from soil, earth, clay, compost, sand, peat and sphagnum moss.
Other No information
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required for wood packaging accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.

Verification inspection NOT required for ISPM 15 compliant wood packaging.  
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 None.
General All treatments must be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate unless marked as ISPM 15.

Quarantine Pests

See Appendix 1 on the ICPR plants India [PDF, 1.5 MB]

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