Forestry Importing Countries Phytosanitary Requirements
An ICPR document summarises an importing country or market's phytosanitary requirements. This is based on the legislation, regulation, and any clarification received from that country.
The forestry commodity class definitions at the bottom of this page apply unless there is conflicting information within the ICPR.
An international standard for wood packaging and dunnage called ISPM 15 has been implemented by many countries/markets.
For more information, see MPI's Country ISPM 15 requirements page
- American Samoa
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- European Union - applicable for Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
Note: The United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) after leaving the European Union, will enter a transition period until 31 December 2020. During this period, the United Kingdom will continue to apply current European Union requirements for the importation of plants and plant products. This includes additional declarations.
- French Polynesia
- Guam - refer to the United States of America requirements
- Great Britain - this ICPR applies to England, Scotland and Wales only. For Northern Ireland requirements, please refer to the European Union ICPR.
- Hong Kong
- New Caledonia
- Norfolk Island
- Papua New Guinea
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
- Wallis and Futuna
Logs: Wood carrying its natural rounded surface that requires further processing and is not sawn longitudinally.
Wood/ Timber – Poles: Wood carrying its natural rounded surface, not requiring further processing, not sawn longitudinally and without bark (see ICPR for bark tolerances). Examples: poles, piles, pickets, rounds
Wood/ Timber – Sawn: Wood sawn longitudinally, with or without its natural rounded surface. Examples: rough sawn and dressed (planed) timber, half rounds, mouldings, dowelling, peeler cores, plywood/ LVL and veneer with veneers over 5mm thick, solid timber flooring, solid wood packaging material and dunnage exported as a commodity.
Wood/ Timber – Chips: Wood pieces no larger than 15mm long by 10mm in cross section. Examples: wood chips, wood shavings, wood wool and sawdust.
Wood products – Veneer: Sliced or peeled wood veneers of thickness 5mm or less.
Wood products – Plywood/ LVL: Processed wood material composed of wood veneers (veneers 5mm or less thick) manufactured using glue, heat and pressure or any combination thereof.
Wood products – Reconstituted: Processed wood material that is a composite of wood fragments constructed using glue, heat and pressure or any combination thereof. Examples: particleboard, oriented strand board (OSB), fibreboard (MDF) and chip board.
Wood products – Manufactured: Wooden articles that have been commercially manufactured and do not require further processing. Examples: Wooden barrels, furnishings containing wood, household goods and utensils containing wood.
Wood products – Artifacts: Wooden articles that have not been commercially manufactured and do not require further processing. Examples: carvings, spears, statues, masks, blowpipes, bows, weapon handles, arrows and shields.
Wood products – Packaging: Wood and wood products used in supporting, protecting or carrying a commodity, excluding paper products and wood packaging and dunnage exported as a commodity. Examples: Dunnage, cases, crates, boxes, fillets, spacers, pallets, drums, reels, and gluts.
Bark: The layer of a woody trunk, branch or root outside the cambium. Examples: Bark, bark chips, cork, and items containing unprocessed bark.