Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Iran

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Last Updated: 18 December 2017

Commodities

Logs - (Pinus, Cupressus, Abies, Picea, Juniperus and Cedrus species only)

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Additional declaration:

"The consignment is free from:

  1. Monochamus spp.
  2. Dendroctonus spp.
  3. Sirex spp.
  4. Platypus spp.
  5. Pissodes spp.
  6. Phytophthora spp.
  7. Ips spp.
  8. Calonectria spp.
  9. Tomicus spp.
  10. Ceratocystis spp.
  11. Ophiostoma spp.
  12. Fusarium circinatum,
  13. Lanchnellula willkommii,
  14. Gremmeniella abietina,
  15. Bursaphelenchus mueronatus, and
  16. Bursaphelenchus xylophylus.”
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  Free of bark.
Insects

Free of quarantine pests including: Monochamus spp., Dendroctonus spp., Sirex spp., Platypus spp., Pissodes spp., Phytophthora spp., Ips spp. and Tomicus spp.

Free of holes caused by feeding of insects.

Note: Monochamus spp., Pissodes spp. and Ips spp. are not known to occur in New Zealand.

Fungi

Free of of decay and other fungiquarantine pests including: Calonectria spp., Ceratocystis spp., Ophiostoma spp., Fusarium circinatum, Lanchnellula willkommii and Gremmeniella abietina.

Note: Fusarium circinatum is not known to occur in New Zealand.

Soil Free of soil.
Other

Free of quarantine pests including nematodes: Bursaphelenchus mueronatus, and Bursaphelenchus xylophylus.

Note: Bursaphelenchus xylohpylus is not known to occur in New Zealand.

Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Logs must be fumigated, kiln dried or heat treated.
Fumigation

Methyl bromide fumigation:

  • 48g/m3 for 24 hours at 21˚C, or
  • 56g/m3 for 24 hours at 16-20°C, or
  • 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 11-15°C, or
  • 72g/m3 for 24 hours at 10°C
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments

Maximum moisture content 14%, minimum temperature 74˚C for one of the following durations depending on the thickness of the wood:

Thickness (mm) Time (hrs)
0-25 4
26-50 6
51-75 8
76-100 10
101-150 14
151-200 18
>200 >18

OR

Minimum temperature 70˚C for minimum duration 4 hours.
The original thermograph sheet verified by an Independent Verification Agency (IVA) is to be supplied to an authorised MPI personnel for stamping and signing. This must then be presented at the Iran border.

Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Wood/Timber - Sawn - (Pinus, Cupressus, Abies, Picea, Juniperus and Cedrus species only)

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Additional declaration:

"The consignment is free from:

  1. Monochamus spp.
  2. Dendroctonus spp.
  3. Sirex spp.
  4. Platypus spp.
  5. Pissodes spp.
  6. Phytophthora spp.
  7. Ips spp.
  8. Calonectria spp.
  9. Tomicus spp.
  10. Ceratocystis spp.
  11. Ophiostoma spp.
  12. Fusarium circinatum,
  13. Lanchnellula willkommii,
  14. Gremmeniella abietina,
  15. Bursaphelenchus mueronatus, and
  16. Bursaphelenchus xylophylus.”
Note: Import permit required for timber of genera other than Pinus, Cupressus, Abies, Picea, Juniperus and Cedrus
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  Free of bark.
Insects

Free of quarantine pests including: Monochamus spp., Dendroctonus spp., Sirex spp., Platypus spp., Pissodes spp., Phytophthora spp., Ips spp. and Tomicus spp.

Free of holes caused by feeding of insects.

Note: Monochamus spp., Pissodes spp. and Ips spp. are not known to occur in New Zealand.

Fungi

Free of of decay and other fungiquarantine pests including: Calonectria spp., Ceratocystis spp., Ophiostoma spp., Fusarium circinatumLanchnellula willkommii and Gremmeniella abietina.

Note: Fusarium circinatum is not known to occur in New Zealand.

Soil Free of soil.
Other

Free of quarantine pests including nematodes: Bursaphelenchus mueronatus, and Bursaphelenchus xylophylus.

Note: Bursaphelenchus xylohpylus is not known to occur in New Zealand.

Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  Logs must be fumigated, kiln dried or heat treated.
Fumigation  Methyl bromide fumigation:
  • 48g/m3 for 24 hours at 21˚C, or
  • 56g/m3 for 24 hours at 16-20°C, or
  • 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 11-15°C, or
  • 72g/m3 for 24 hours at 10°C
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments

 Maximum moisture content 14%, minimum temperature 74˚C for one of the following durations depending on the thickness of the wood:

 

Thickness (mm) Time (hrs)
0-25 4
26-50 6
51-75 8
76-100 10
101-150 14
151-200 18
>200 >18

OR

Minimum temperature 70˚C for minimum duration 4 hours. 
The original thermograph sheet verified by an Independent Verification Agency (IVA) is to be supplied to an authorised MPI personnel for stamping and signing.

This must then be presented at the Iran border.

Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Wood/Timber - Chips

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

Wood/Timber - Reconstituted/Plywood/LVL/Veneer

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
Certification Requirements See conditions on import permit.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
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 See conditions on import permit.
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 required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
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 Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection 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  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  
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