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: 11 December 2017

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.
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  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Wood/ Timber - Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit required (SPS Import Clearance or Subic Bay Freeport Zone Ecology Center Environmental Clearance). 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  

Wood/ Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit required (SPS Import Clearance or Subic Bay Freeport Zone Ecology Center Environmental Clearance). 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 Import permit NOT required. Importer must secure a Plant Quarantine Service Certificate.
Certification Requirements Processed Product Certificate or equivalent document required in lieu of 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 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

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required (SPS Import Clearance or Subic Bay Freeport Zone Ecology Center Environmental Clearance). 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 - 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 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.

Quarantine Pests

Not specified by the Philippines

Import permit may specify methyl bromide fumigation.

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

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