Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Japan

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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 2017

Commodities

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Additional declaration required for Ulmus spp. (elm) logs: "Fulfills item 13 of the Annexed Table 2-2 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Plant Protection Act (MAF Ordinance No. 73/1950)"
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required for Ulmus spp. (elm) logs only.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Bark surface of Ulmus spp. (elm) logs must be free of Scolytus multistriatus entrance and exit holes. 
Insects Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Ulmus spp. (elm) logs must be free from Scolytus multistriatus larvae, pupae and adults.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required for phytosanitary certification.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Ulmus spp. (elm) logs must be subjected to an appropriate treatment if Scolytus multistriatus is detected. Disinfestation treatment details must be entered onto the phytosanitary certificate.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Sawn timber, squares and other wood products are NOT subject to inspection on arrival. Prohibited importations are to be interpreted as "substantially free".

Wood/Timber - Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Fungi Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Soil Free of soil
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Sawn timber, squares and other wood products are NOT subject to inspection on arrival. Prohibited importations are to be interpreted as "substantially free".

Wood/Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Fungi Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Sawn timber, squares and other wood products are NOT subject to inspection on arrival. Prohibited importations are to be interpreted as "substantially free".

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 [PDF, 982 KB].
Fungi Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Sawn timber, squares and other wood products are NOT subject to inspection on arrival. Prohibited importations are to be interpreted as "substantially free".

Wood Products - Manufactured

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Fungi Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Soil Free of soil.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Sawn timber, squares and other wood products are NOT subject to inspection on arrival. Prohibited importations are to be interpreted as "substantially free".

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 marked in accordance with ISPM 15. 
Insects  
Fungi  
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections  
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Fumigation or heat treatment.
Fumigation Wood packaging material and dunnage must be marked in accordance with ISPM 15.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Wood packaging material and dunnage must be marked in accordance with ISPM 15.
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General  

Bark

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
Fungi Free of quarantine pests [PDF, 982 KB].
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 Fumigation prior to export may enhance clearance but there is no requirement for a fumigation declaration to be included on the phytosanitary certificate. Prohibited importations are to be interpreted as "substantially free".
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