Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Philippines

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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:

  1. disclaim any and all responsibility for any inaccuracy, error, omission, lateness, or any other kind of inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in, or in relation to, the information; and
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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: 30January 2018

Commodities

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit (SPS Import Clearance) required. Export is required within 60 days of issuance of import permit.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required. Import permit number must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.
Prohibited Importations

 

Bark Bark is permitted
Insects Free of quarantine pests
Fungi Free of quarantine pests
Soil

 

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See import permit conditions. For preservative treated roundwood see “Wood Products – Manufactured”.
Fumigation

Import permit may specify methyl bromide fumigation.

Temperature may be compensated as per the International Cargo Cooperative Biosecurity Arrangement (ICCBA) Methyl Bromide Fumigation Methodology.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

 

Preservative treatments

 See “Wood Products – Manufactured”.

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

General

 

Wood/ Timber - Sawn


Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit (SPS Import Clearance) required. Export is required within 60 days of issuance of import permit.

 

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. Import permit number must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Bark is permitted

Insects

Free of quarantine pests

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests

Soil

 

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

Fumigation or heat treatment required. For preservative treated timber see “Wood Products – Manufactured

Fumigation

Methyl bromide fumigation at 48g/m3 for 24 hours at 21˚C. Temperature may be compensated as per the International Cargo Cooperative Biosecurity Arrangement (ICCBA) Methyl Bromide Fumigation Methodology:

  • 56g/m3 for 24 hours at 16-20°C
  • 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 11-15°C
  • 72g/m3 for 24 hours at 10°C

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

Heat treatment at 56˚C (core temperature) for 30 minutes.

Preservative treatments

See “Wood Products – Manufactured

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

General

 

Wood/ Timber - Chips


Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit (SPS Import Clearance) required. Export is required within 60 days of issuance of import permit.

 

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. Import permit number must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Bark is permitted

Insects

Free of quarantine pests

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests

Soil

 

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 Fumigation or heat treatment required.

Fumigation

Methyl bromide fumigation at 48g/m3 for 24 hours at 21˚C. Temperature may be compensated as per the International Cargo Cooperative Biosecurity Arrangement (ICCBA) Methyl Bromide Fumigation Methodology:

  • 56g/m3 for 24 hours at 16-20°C
  • 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 11-15°C
  • 72g/m3 for 24 hours at 10°C

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

 Heat treatment at 56˚C (core temperature) for 30 minutes.

Preservative treatments

 

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

General

No further information available.

Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer


Import Permits or Declarations

Plant Quarantine Service Certificate required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate, Processed Product Certificate or equivalent document required.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Bark is permitted

Insects

Free of quarantine pests

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests

Soil

 

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required if phytosanitary certificate is to be issued.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

  

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

 

Preservative treatments

 

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

General

No further information available.

Wood Products – Manufactured(including preservative treated timber and roundwood)


Import Permits or Declarations

Plant Quarantine Service Certificate required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate, Processed Product Certificate or equivalent document required.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Bark is permitted

Insects

Free of quarantine pests

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests

Soil

 

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required if phytosanitary certificate is to be issued.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

 

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

 

Preservative treatments

Details required on phytosanitary certificates if issued for preservative treated timber and roundwood.

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

General

No further information available.

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

 

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 specified for New Zealand.

General

Importers should apply for inspection/ clearance at least 24 hours prior to arrival of cargo for all commodities associated with wood packaging material.

Non-compliant wood packaging material may be segregated, treated, buried, destroyed or returned to the country of origin at the importer’s expense.

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