Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Solomon Islands

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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: 14 September 2017

Commodities

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark See conditions on the import permit. 
Insects Free of quarantine pests. 
Fungi Free of quarantine pests. 
Soil Free of soil and debris. 
Other Free of leaves and foreign matter. 
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions on the import permit.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General No further information available.

Wood/Timber – Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit required.

Conditions on the import permit may include the following additional declarations:

“The timber/wood product has undergone vacuum impregnation with copper-chrome arsenate within 21 days of shipment”

OR

“The timber/wood product has been fumigated with methyl bromide at normal atmospheric pressure at a rate of 48g/m3 for 24 hours at 21˚C or above, within 21 days of shipment”

OR

“The timber/wood product has been fumigated with sulphuryl fluoride (Vikane) at normal atmospheric pressure at a rate of 64 g/m3 for 16 hours at 21˚C or above, within 21 days of shipment”

OR

“The timber/wood product with maximum thickness <number> mm has been heat treated to at least 74˚C for <number>  hours, with the timber appropriately stacked with spacers to allow free flow of air.”

See heat treatment field below for durations required for timber thicknesses.

Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free of bark. 
Insects Free of quarantine pests. 
Fungi Free of quarantine pests. 
Soil Free of soil and debris. 
Other Free of leaves and foreign matter. 
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Conditions on the import permit may include preservative treatment, fumigation or heat treatment. 
Fumigation

Conditions on the import permit may include:

Fumigation with methyl bromide at normal atmospheric pressure at a rate of 48g/m3 for 24 hours at 21˚C or above, within 21 days of shipment;

OR

Fumigation with sulphuryl fluoride (Vikane) at normal atmospheric pressure at a rate of 64 g/m3 for 16 hours at 21˚C or above, within 21 days of shipment.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments

Conditions on the import permit may include heat treatment at minimum 74˚C product temperature for one of the following durations depending on the thickness of the wood:


Max.  thickness (mm)

Time (hrs)

Max. thickness (mm)

Time (hrs)

25

4

150

14

50

6

200

18

75

8

250

22

100

10

300

26

Preservative treatments

 Conditions on the import permit may include vacuum impregnation with copper-chrome arsenate within 21 days of shipment.

Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General No further information available.

Wood/Timber – Chips

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required except for wood shavings, wood wool, sawdust and wood flour.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required except for wood shavings, wood wool, sawdust and wood flour.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil and debris.
Other Free of leaves and foreign matter.
Pre-Shipment Inspections  Verification inspection required except for wood shavings, wood wool, sawdust and wood flour.
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 – 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.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil and debris.
Other Free of leaves and foreign matter.
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 No further information available.

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.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil and debris.
Other Free of leaves and foreign matter.
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 No further information available.

Wood Products – Artifacts


Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

 

Insects

Free of quarantine pests.

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests.

Soil

Free of soil and debris.

Other

Free of leaves and foreign matter.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

Must be fumigated with methyl bromide.

Fumigation

Fumigated with 48g/m3 methyl bromide for 16 hours at minimum temperature 21˚C.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

 

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 Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil Free of soil and debris.
Other Free of leaves and foreign matter.
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 No further information available.
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