Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

Applicable for Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation


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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: 25 July 2017

Commodities

Logs

Applicable HS Tariff Codes: from 4401 11 000; from 4404 10 000 0;

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Additional declarations for Logs with bark

Pine:

  •  “From areas free from Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Monochamus alternatus, Monochamus carolinensis, Monochamus clamator, Monochamus marmorator, Monochamus mutator, Monochamus notatus, Monochamus obtusus, Monochamus scutellatus and Monochamus titillator.”

Conifers (excluding Pinus spp., Thuja spp. and Taxus spp.):

  •  “From areas free from Bursaphelenchus xylophilus.”

Additional declarations for logs without bark

Pine:

  •  “From areas free from Atropellis piniphila, Atropellis pinicola, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Ips calligraphus, Ips grandicollis, Ips plastographus, Ips pini, Monochamus alternatus, Monochamus carolinensis, Monochamus clamator, Monochamus marmorator, Monochamus mutator, Monochamus notatus, Monochamus obtusus, Monochamus scutellatus and Monochamus titillator.

Conifers (excluding Pinus spp., Thuja spp. and Taxus spp.)

  •  “From areas free from Atropellis pinicola, Atropellis piniphila, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Ips calligraphus, Ips grandicollis, Ips pini, Ips plastographus, Monochamus alternatus, Monochamus carolinensis, Monochamus clamator, Monochamus marmorator, Monochamus mutator, Monochamus notatus, Monochamus obtusus, Monochamus scutellatus and Monochamus titillator.

Note: All pests in the above additional declarations are not known to occur in New Zealand.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required.

Phytosanitary certificate must be issued prior to or on the same date as on the Bill of Lading.

Replacement phytosanitary certificates must state the inspection date and be accompanied by a letter from MPI.

Prohibited Importations  
Bark With or without bark (refer Additional Declaration).
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil.
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 specified for New Zealand.
General

Transport in covered transport carriers.

Label packaging with product type, country of origin, name of exporter, location and/or production site details.

For further information including requirements for hardwood logs, see the EEC official document on products that are subject to quarantine and phytosanitary regulations

Refer to the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes

Further information on HS Tariff Codes is available from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA)

Wood/ Timber - Poles

Applicable HS Tariff Codes: from 4401 11 000; from 4404 10 000 0;

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Additional declarations

Pine:

  • “From areas free from Atropellis piniphila, Atropellis pinicola, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Ips calligraphus, Ips grandicollis, Ips plastographus, Ips pini, Monochamus alternatus, Monochamus carolinensis, Monochamus clamator, Monochamus marmorator, Monochamus mutator, Monochamus notatus, Monochamus obtusus, Monochamus scutellatus and Monochamus titillator.”

Conifers (excludes Pinus spp., Thuja spp. and Taxus spp.):

  •  “From areas free from Atropellis pinicola, Atropellis piniphila, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Ips calligraphus, Ips grandicollis, Ips piniIps plastographus, Monochamus alternatus, Monochamus carolinensis, Monochamus clamator, Monochamus marmorator, Monochamus mutator, Monochamus notatus, Monochamus obtusus, Monochamus scutellatus and Monochamus titillator.”

Note: All pests in the above additional declarations are not known to occur in New Zealand.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required.

Phytosanitary certificate must be issued prior to or on the same date as on the Bill of Lading.

Replacement phytosanitary certificates must state the inspection date and be accompanied by a letter from MPI.

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 is required if a phytosanitary certificate is required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General

Transport in covered transport carriers.

Label packaging with product type, country of origin, name of exporter, location and/or production site details.

For further information including requirements for hardwood poles, see the EEC official document on products that are subject to quarantine and phytosanitary regulations

Refer to the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes

Further information on HS Tariff Codes is available from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA).

Wood/ Timber - Sawn

Applicable HS Tarriff Codes; from 4403 10 000 8; from 4403 11 000; 4403 21; 4403 22; 4403 23; 4403 24; from 4403 25; from 4403 26 000 0; 4407 12; from 4407 19

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Additional declarations for sawn wood with bark

 

Pine:

  •  “From areas free from Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Monochamus alternatus, Monochamus carolinensis, Monochamus clamator, Monochamus marmorator, Monochamus mutator, Monochamus notatus, Monochamus obtusus, Monochamus scutellatus and Monochamus titillator.”

Conifers (excluding Pinus spp., Thuja spp. and Taxus spp.):

  • “From areas free from Bursaphelenchus xylophilus.”

Additional declarations for sawn wood without bark

Pine:

  • “From areas free from Atropellis pinicola, Atropellis piniphila, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus , Ips calligraphus, Ips grandicollis, Ips plastographus, Ips pini, Monochamus alternatus, Monochamus carolinensis, Monochamus clamator, Monochamus marmorator, Monochamus mutator, Monochamus notatus, Monochamus obtusus, Monochamus scutellatus and Monochamus titillator.”

Conifers (excluding Pinus spp., Thuja spp. and Taxus spp.):

  • “From areas free from Atropellis pinicola, Atropellis piniphila, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, Ips calligraphus, Ips grandicollis, Ips plastographus, Ips pini,  Monochamus alternatus, Monochamus carolinensis, Monochamus clamator, Monochamus marmorator, Monochamus mutator, Monochamus notatus, Monochamus obtusus, Monochamus scutellatus and Monochamus titillator.”

Note: All pests in the above additional declarations are not known to occur in New Zealand.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required.

Phytosanitary certificate must be issued prior to or on the same date as on the Bill of Lading.

Replacement phytosanitary certificates must state the inspection date and be accompanied by a letter from MPI.

Prohibited Importations  
Bark With or without bark (refer Additional Declaration). 
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil
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 specified for New Zealand.
General

Transport in covered transport carriers.

Label packaging with product type, country of origin, name of exporter,location and/or production site details.

For further information including requirements for hardwood timber, see the EEC official document on products that are subject to quarantine and phytosanitary regulations

Refer to the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes

Further information on HS Tariff Codes is available from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA)  

Wood/ Timber - Chips

Applicable HS Tariff Codes: from 4401 21 000 0; from 4401 31 000 0; from 4401 40

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Additional declarations for wood chips of conifers (excluding Thuja spp. and Taxus spp.):

  •  “From areas free from Bursaphelenchus xylophilus.”

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

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required.
Phytosanitary certificate must be issued prior to or on the same date as on the Bill of Lading.

Replacement phytosanitary certificates must state the inspection date and be accompanied by a letter from MPI.
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

Transport in covered transport carriers.

Label packaging with product type, country of origin, name of exporter,location and/or production site details.

For further information including requirements for hardwood chips, see the EEC official document on products that are subject to quarantine and phytosanitary regulations

Refer to the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes

Further information on HS Tariff Codes is available from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA)

Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
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 NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General

For veneer that exceeds 6mm thickness refer to Wood/ Timber – Sawn requirements.

Refer to the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes

Further information on HS Tariff Codes is available from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA)

Wood Products - Manufactured

(HS code: from 44 16 00 000 0; from 44 18 10; from 44 18 20; from 44 18 50 000 0)

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
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 NOT required .
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Refer to the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes

Further information on HS Tariff Codes is available from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA)

Wood Products - Packaging

(HS codes: 4415, 4416 00 000 0)

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.

Phytosanitary certificate must be issued prior to or on the same date as on the Bill of Lading.

Replacement phytosanitary certificates must state the inspection date and be accompanied by a letter from MPI.

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 for wood packaging accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.

Verification inspection NOT required for ISPM 15 compliant wood packaging.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Treatment is not required for wood packaging that is used in the movement wood products providing it is manufactured from wood of the same type and quality as the product being transported.
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 Refer to the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes

Further information on HS Tariff Codes is available from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA)

Bark

Applicable HS Tariff Codes: 4401 40 900 0

Import Permits or Declarations

Additional declaration for bark of conifers:

  • “From the areas free from Bursaphelenchus xylophilus.”

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

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required.

Phytosanitary certificate must be issued prior to or on the same date as on the Bill of Lading.

Replacement phytosanitary certificates must state the inspection date and be accompanied by a letter from MPI.

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

Transport in covered transport carriers.

Label packaging with product type, country of origin, name of exporter, location and/or production site details.

For further information including requirements for hardwood bark, see the EEC official document on products that are subject to quarantine and phytosanitary regulations

refer to the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) codes

Further information on HS Tariff Codes is available from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA)

Quarantine Pests

A1 = pests absent from the EEU
A2 = pests of limited distribution in the EEU

 

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