Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Lebanon

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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: 09 June 2021

Commodities

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. The type of treatment and date of export must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Free of bark.

Insects

Free of any pests.

Fungi

Free of any pests.

Soil

Free from soil.

Other

Free from leaves and foreign materials.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

 

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

Fumigation with methyl bromide must be carried out 5 days before the date of shipment, with the following schedule:

Temperature °C

Concentration g/m3

Minimum concentration g/m3 /hours

2 hours

4 hours

12 hours

24 hours

21°or above

48

36

31

28

24

16°or above

56

42

36

32

28

10° or above

64

48

42

36

32

The temperature should not be less than 10°C and the treatment time should not be less than 24 hours.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

  • Heat treatment to reach the core:
    • For fire and hard woods: 56° C for 30 minutes
    • Myrtus spp. wood: 85° C for 8 hours
    • Cocos nucifers wood at 70 ° C for 8 hours
  • Kiln drying:

Must achieve a moisture content of less than 20%.

Note: Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Preservative treatments

Dipping with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal products (antiseptic impregnation). Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Concessional Release

 

General

 

Wood/Timber – Piles, Poles

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. The type of treatment and date of export must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Free of bark.

Insects

Free of any pests.

Fungi

Free of any pests.

Soil

Free from soil.

Other

Free from leaves and foreign materials.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

 

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

Fumigation with methyl bromide must be carried out 5 days before the date of shipment, with the following schedule:

Temperature
°C

Concentration g/m3

Minimum concentration g/m3 /hours

2 hours

4 hours

12 hours

24 hours

21°or above

48

36

31

28

24

16°or above

56

42

36

32

28

10° or above

64

48

42

36

32

The temperature should not be less than 10°C and the treatment time should not be less than 24 hours.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

  • Heat treatment to reach the core:
    • For fire and hard woods: 56° C for 30 minutes
    • Myrtus spp. wood: 85° C for 8 hours
    • Cocos nucifers wood at 70 ° C for 8 hours
  • Kiln drying:

Must achieve a moisture content of less than 20%.

Note: Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Preservative treatments

Dipping with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal products (antiseptic impregnation). Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Concessional Release

 

General

 

Wood/Timber – Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. The type of treatment and date of export must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Free of bark.

Insects

Free of any pests.

Fungi

Free of any pests.

Soil

Free from soil.

Other

Free from leaves and foreign materials.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

 

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

Fumigation with methyl bromide must be carried out 5 days before the date of shipment, with the following schedule:

Temperature °C  

Concentration g/m3

Minimum concentration g/m3 /hours

2 hours

4 hours

12 hours

24 hours

21°or above

48

36

31

28

24

16°or above

56

42

36

32

28

10° or above

64

48

42

36

32

The temperature should not be less than 10°C and the treatment time should not be less than 24 hours.

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

  • Heat treatment to reach the core:
    • For fire and hard woods: 56° C for 30 minutes
    • Myrtus spp. wood: 85° C for 8 hours
    • Cocos nucifers wood at 70 ° C for 8 hours
  • Kiln drying:

Must achieve a moisture content of less than 20%.

Note: Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Preservative treatments

Dipping with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal products (antiseptic impregnation). Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Concessional Release

 

General

 

 

Wood/Timber – Chips

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. The type of treatment and date of export must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Free of bark.

Insects

Free of any pests.

Fungi

Free of any pests.

Soil

Free from soil.

Other

Free from leaves and foreign materials.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

 

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

Fumigation with methyl bromide must be carried out 5 days before the date of shipment, with the following schedule:

Temperature °C

Concentration g/m3

Minimum concentration g/m3 /hours

2 hours

4 hours

12 hours

24 hours

21°or above

48

36

31

28

24

16°or above

56

42

36

32

28

10° or above

64

48

42

36

32

The temperature should not be less than 10°C and the treatment time should not be less than 24 hours.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

  • Heat treatment to reach the core:
    • For fire and hard woods: 56° C for 30 minutes
    • Myrtus spp. wood: 85° C for 8 hours
    • Cocos nucifers wood at 70 ° C for 8 hours
  • Kiln drying:

Must achieve a moisture content of less than 20%.

Note: Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Preservative treatments

Dipping with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal products (antiseptic impregnation). Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Concessional Release

 

General

 

 

Wood/Timber – Manufactured

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. The type of treatment and date of export must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Free of bark.

Insects

Free of any pests.

Fungi

Free of any pests.

Soil

Free from soil.

Other

Free from leaves and foreign materials.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

 

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

Fumigation with methyl bromide must be carried out 5 days before the date of shipment, with the following schedule:

Temperature °C

Concentration g/m3

Minimum concentration g/m3 /hours

2 hours

4 hours

12 hours

24 hours

21°or above

48

36

31

28

24

16°or above

56

42

36

32

28

10° or above

64

48

42

36

32

The temperature should not be less than 10°C and the treatment time should not be less than 24 hours.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

  • Heat treatment to reach the core:
    • For fire and hard woods: 56° C for 30 minutes
    • Myrtus spp. wood: 85° C for 8 hours
    • Cocos nucifers wood at 70 ° C for 8 hours
  • Kiln drying:

Must achieve a moisture content of less than 20%.

Note: Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Preservative treatments

Dipping with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal products (antiseptic impregnation). Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Concessional Release

 

General

 

Wood/Timber – Artifacts

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. The type of treatment and date of export must be stated on the phytosanitary certificate.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

Free of bark.

Insects

Free of any pests.

Fungi

Free of any pests.

Soil

Free from soil.

Other

Free from leaves and foreign materials.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

 

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

Fumigation with methyl bromide must be carried out 5 days before the date of shipment, with the following schedule:

Temperature °C

Concentration g/m3

Minimum concentration g/m3 /hours

2 hours

4 hours

12 hours

24 hours

21°or above

48

36

31

28

24

16°or above

56

42

36

32

28

10° or above

64

48

42

36

32

The temperature should not be less than 10°C and the treatment time should not be less than 24 hours.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

  • Heat treatment to reach the core:
    • For fire and hard woods: 56° C for 30 minutes
    • Myrtus spp. wood: 85° C for 8 hours
    • Cocos nucifers wood at 70 ° C for 8 hours
  • Kiln drying:

Must achieve a moisture content of less than 20%.

Note: Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Preservative treatments

Dipping with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal products (antiseptic impregnation). Treatment must take place at least 21 days before the export date.

Concessional Release

 

General

 

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  
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  
General Wood packaging material and dunnage not treated in accordance with ISPM 15 will be rejected or destroyed.
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