Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Vanuatu

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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: 17 January 2017

Commodities

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations  
Certification Requirements  
Prohibited Importations Import of logs to Vanuatu is prohibited.
Bark  
Insects  
Fungi  
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections  
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Import prohibited.

Wood/ Timber - Poles

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
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
Other Free of leaves.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on import permit.
Fumigation See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Fumigation with methyl bromide at normal atmospheric pressure for 24 hours at the following rates:
    48 g/m3 at 26°C - 31.9°C
    56 g/m3 at 21°C - 25.9°C
    64 g/m3 at 15°C - 20.9°C
    72 g/m3 at 10°C - 14.9°C

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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Heat treatment to at least 74°C for one of the following times depending on the thickness of the wood. Poles must be stacked with spaces to allow free flow of air:
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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Vacuum impregnation with copper-chrome arsenate within 21 days of shipment
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand
General  

Wood/ Timber - Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
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
Other Free of leaves.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on import permit.
Fumigation See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Fumigation with methyl bromide at normal atmospheric pressure for 24 hours at the following rates:
    48 g/m3 at 26°C - 31.9°C
    56 g/m3 at 21°C - 25.9°C
    64 g/m3 at 15°C - 20.9°C
    72 g/m3 at 10°C - 14.9°C

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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Heat treatment to at least 74°C for one of the following times depending on the thickness of the wood. Timber must be stacked with spaces to allow free flow of air:
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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Vacuum impregnation with copper-chrome arsenate within 21 days of shipment
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand
General  

Wood/ Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
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
Other Free of leaves.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on import permit.
Fumigation See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Fumigation with methyl bromide at normal atmospheric pressure for 24 hours at the following rates:
    48 g/m3 at 26°C - 31.9°C
    56 g/m3 at 21°C - 25.9°C
    64 g/m3 at 15°C - 20.9°C
    72 g/m3 at 10°C - 14.9°C

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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Heat treatment to at least 74°C for one of the following times depending on the thickness of the wood. Timber must be stacked with spaces to allow free flow of air:
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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Vacuum impregnation with copper-chrome arsenate within 21 days of shipment
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand
General  

Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
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
Other Free of leaves.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on import permit.
Fumigation See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Fumigation with methyl bromide at normal atmospheric pressure for 24 hours at the following rates:
    48 g/m3 at 26°C - 31.9°C
    56 g/m3 at 21°C - 25.9°C
    64 g/m3 at 15°C - 20.9°C
    72 g/m3 at 10°C - 14.9°C

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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Heat treatment to at least 74°C for one of the following times depending on the thickness of the wood. Timber must be stacked with spaces to allow free flow of air:
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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Vacuum impregnation with copper-chrome arsenate within 21 days of shipment
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand
General  

Wood Products - Manufactured

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 Free of leaves.
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  

Wood Products - Packaging

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
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
Other Free of leaves.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions stated on import permit.
Fumigation See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Fumigation with methyl bromide at normal atmospheric pressure for 24 hours at the following rates:
    48 g/m3 at 26°C - 31.9°C
    56 g/m3 at 21°C - 25.9°C
    64 g/m3 at 15°C - 20.9°C
    72 g/m3 at 10°C - 14.9°C

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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Heat treatment to at least 74°C for one of the following times depending on the thickness of the wood. Timber must be stacked with spaces to allow free flow of air:
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 See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify:
  • Vacuum impregnation with copper-chrome arsenate within 21 days of shipment
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand
General  

Bark

Import Permits or Declarations  
Certification Requirements  
Prohibited Importations Import of bark to Vanuatu is prohibited.
Bark  
Insects  
Fungi  
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections  
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General Import prohibited.

Quarantine Pests

NOTE: Vanuatu has not specified a quarantine pest list. The pests listed below are pests which have been intercepted and classified as 'quarantine pests' by Vanuatu. A 0.5% MPL must be applied for the pests listed below and 5% MPL for all other pests.

  • Cartodere (Aridius) nodifer
  • Necrobia ruficeps(N. rufipes)
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