Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Costa Rica

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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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Last Updated: 08 January 2013

Commodities

Logs

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  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Logs must be fumigated or heat treated or preservative treated.
Fumigation Fumigation with methyl bromide or phosphine.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Kiln dried to moisture content less than 20%.
Preservative treatments Vacuum pressure CCA (chromated copper arsenate) or similar.
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  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Sawn timber must be fumigated or heat treated or preservative treated.
Fumigation Fumigation with methyl bromide or phosphine.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Kiln dried to moisture content less than 20%.
Preservative treatments Vacuum pressure CCA (chromated copper arsenate) or similar.
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

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  

Wood Products - Packaging

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required for new and unused ISPM 15 marked wood packaging material and dunnage associated with a commercial shipment.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required for new and unused ISPM 15 marked wood packaging material and dunnage associated with a commercial shipment.
Phytosanitary certification to meet sawn timber requirements accepted in lieu of ISPM15, and mandatory for consignments consisting of wood packaging.
Uncertificated used ISPM15 marked wood packaging will be fumigated on arrival.
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.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection is required if phytosanitary certificate is required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation Wood packaging material and dunnage must be ISPM15 compliant or must meet the requirements for sawn timber.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Wood packaging material and dunnage must be ISPM15 compliant or must meet requirements for sawn timber.
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General In addition Costa Rica requires a mark of (TT) for heat treated and (BM) for Methyl bromide fumigated of ISPM 15 compliant wood packaging material and dunnage.

Quarantine Pests

The following are quarantine pests for plant products imported into Costa Rica (from countries where the following quarantine organisms exist):

List A1

Group

Commodity

Aceria tulipae

Mite

Tulipa spp. bulbs
Allium spp. bulbs for consumption

Acrolepiopsis assectella

Insect

Allium cepa bulbs for consumption

Agrotis segetum

Insect

Propoagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Amblyptilia pica

Insect

Geranium spp. propagating material

Anastrepha bistrigata

Insect

Mangifera indica fresh fruit

Anastrepha grandis

Insect

Cucurbitaceae fresh vegetable

Anastrepha pseudoparallela

Insect

Mangifera indica fresh fruit

Anastrepha sororcula

Insect

Mangifera indica fresh fruit

Anastrepha suspensa

Insect

Fresh fruit species

Anthonomus signatus

Insect

Fragaria x ananassa propagating material

Aonidiella citrina

Insect

Citrus spp. propagating material and fruit for consumption.

Aonidiella orientalis

Insect

Fruit propagating material and fruits for consumption

Aphelenchoides fragariae

Nematode

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi

Nematode

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Aspidiotus nerii

Insect

Fruit propagating material and fresh fruit.

Attacus atlas

Insect

Propagating material of fruit trees

Aulacaspis tubercularis

Insect

Mangifera indica fresh fruit

Avocado sunblotch viroid

Viroid

Persea americana. propagating material and fruits for consumption

Beet western yellows virus

Virus

Crucifer propagating material

Bactericera cockerelli

Insect

Solanaceous propagating material and fruit.

Bactrocera carambolae

Insect

Mangifera indica fresh fruit

Bactrocera cucurbitae

Insect

Cucurbitaceae fruit

Bactrocera dorsalis

Insect

Various fresh fruit

Bactrocera invadens

Insect

Various fresh fruit

Bactrocera tryoni

Insect

Various fresh fruit

Banana bunchy top nanavirus

Virus

Musa sp propagating material (including in vitro).

Botrytis tulipae

Fungus

Propagating material: bulbs of Tulipa spp., Lilium spp, ornamental onion and Allium spp.

Brachycerus muricatus

Insect

Allium cepa bulbs for fresh consumption

Brachycorynella asparagi

Insect

Asparagus officinalis propagating material

Brevipalpus chilensis

Mite

Vitis vinifera propagation material and fresh fruits of Citrus spp., Annona spp

Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and others

Cactodera cacti

Nematode

Cactaceae propagating material

Cacyreus marshalli

Insect

Pelargonium spp. propagating material

Caliothrips fasciatus

Insect

Citrullus lanatus fruit for consumption

Caliothrips phaseoli

Insect

Lactuca sativa vegetable for consumption

Caryobruchus gleditsiae

Insect

Propagating material of Palmae, including botanical seed.

Carnation necrotic fleck closterovirus

Virus

Dianthus spp. propagating material

Ceratitis rosa

Insect

Various fresh fruits

Ceroplastes rubens

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Ceroplastes rusci

Insect

Propagating material of various fruit and fresh fruit species.

Ceutorhynchus assimilis

Insect

Crucíferae propagating material

Chromatomyia horticola

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Chromatomyia syngenesiae

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Chrysodeixis eriosoma

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Chrysodeixis chalcites

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Citrus leprosis rhabdovirus

Virus

Citrus spp. propagating material and fresh fruit

Clavibacter michiganensis subsp michiganensis.

Bacteria

Lycopersicon esculentum and Capsicum spp. for fresh consumption

Coccus pseudomagnoliarum

Insect

Citrus spp. propagating material

Colomerus vitis

Insect

Vitis vinifera for fresh consumption

Conotrachelus aguacatae

Insect

Persea americana for fresh consumption

Conotrachelus dimidiatus

Insect

Psidium guajava for fresh consumption

Cryptoblabes gnidiella

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Deporaus marginatus

Insect

Mangifera indica propagating material

Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Insect

Zea mays and Phaseolus vulgaris for fresh consumption

Diaprepes famelicus

Insect

Saccharum officinarum propagating material

Diaprepes splengleri

Insect

Saccharum officinarum propagating material (cuttings)

Diaspidiotus perniciosus

Insect

Propagating material of various plants, cuttings and others and fresh fruit for consumption

Ditylenchus destructor

Nematode

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Ditylenchus dipsaci

Nematode

Propagation material: several species, cuttings, plants and others. Botanical seed of Allium spp. Vegetables for consumption.

Dyspessa ulula

Insect

Allium cepa onion bulbs for fresh consumption

Epichoristodes acerbella

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Erosomyia mangiferae

Insect

Mangifera indica for fresh consumption

Erwinia amylovora

Bacteria

Propagating material: apple Malus sylvestris and Pyrus communis pear

Erysiphe orontii

Fungus

Propagating material Begonia spp.
Vegetables for fresh consumption

Eudocima fullonia

Insect

Propagating material of fruit trees

Eumerus strigatus

Insect

Allium sativum bulbs for consumption

Evergestis rimosalis

Insect

Vegetables for fresh consumption

Faustinus ovatipennis

Insect

Lycopersicon esculentum and Capsicum spp. (fresh)

Frankliniella australis

Insect

Fresh fruit

Frankliniella cestrum

Insect

Fresh cut flowers

Frankliniella fusca

Insect

Zea mays for consumption and fresh cut flowers

Frankliniella intonsa

Insect

Fresh cut flowers

Frankliniella schultzei

Insect

Leaf vegetables for consumption and fresh cut flowers

Frankliniella tritici

Insect

Fresh cut flowers

Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense anamorph race 4

Fungus

 

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. elaeidis

Fungus

Oil palm seed Elaeis guineensis

Globodera rostochiensis

Nematode

Several species, cuttings, plants and others. Potato and other tubers for consumption

Grapevine fanleaf nepovirus

Virus

Vitis vinifera propagating material

Grapevine flavescence doree phytoplasma

Phytoplasma

Vitis vinifera propagating material

Grapholita molesta

Insect

Fruit for fresh consumption

Heilipus apiatus

Insect

Persea americana avocado fruit for fresh consumption

Hercinothrips bicinctus

Insect

Propagating material and fruit of banana (Musa spp.)

Hercinothrips femoralis

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Heterodera schachtii

Nematode

Propagating material Dianthus spp.

Huanglongbing HLB Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (ex greening disease)

Micro bacteria

Propagating material of Citrus spp. and other hosts. Fresh citrus for consumption

Hydrellia griseola

Insect

Zea mays for fresh consumption

Icerya aegyptiaca

Insect

Propagating material of fruit trees

Icerya purchasi

Insect

Propagating material of fruit trees and fresh fruit for consumption.

Icerya seychellarum

Insect

Propagating material of fruit trees

Idioscopus clypealis

Insect

Propagating material of Mangifera indica.

Liriomyza bryoniae

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Lepidosaphes laterochitinosa

Insect

Propagating material of fruit trees and other ornamentals

Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Insect

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Leptocorisa acuta

Insect

Propagating material of fruit trees

Lissachatina fulica

Mollusc

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Listroderes costirostris

Insect

Vegetables for fresh consumption

Lobesia botrana

Insect

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others. Vitis vinifera grape for consumption

Lobometopon metallicum

Insect

Vegetables for fresh consumption

Longidorus elongatus

Nematode

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Lopholeucaspis japonica

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Lorryia formosa

Insect

Propagating material of Citrus spp.

Lygus lineolaris

Insect

Vegetables for fresh consumption.
Propagating material  of crucíferae

Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Insect

Propagating material: of various species cuttings, plants and others. Fruits and vegetables for fresh consumption

Murgantia histrionica

Insect

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and other. Several fruits and vegetables for fresh consumption

Mamestra brassicae

Insect

Propagating material: Dianthus caryophyllus, Dendranthema grandiflora and Rosa spp.. Bulbs of garlic Allium sativum for consumption

Mamestra configurata

Insect

Vegetables for fresh consumption. Propagating material of crucíferae.

Megalurothrips distalis

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Megalurothrips usitatus

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Melanaphis sacchari

Insect

Propagating material: cuttings of Saccharum officinarum

Meloidogyne chitwoodi

Nematode

Solanum tuberosum and Daucus carota  for fresh consumption

Meloidogyne mayaguensis

Nematode

Propagating material of fruit

Merodon equestris

Insect

Propagating material: ornamental bulbs of various species.

Moniliophthora perniciosa

Fungus

Propagating material: of Theobroma cacao and several species, cuttings, plants and others. Several fruits and vegetables for fresh consumption

Naccobus aberrans

Nematode

Propagating material: of cactaceae. Daucus carota  for fresh consumption

Naupactus leucoloma

Insect

Allium cepa and Allium tuberosum and Solanum tuberosum for consumption

Naupactus xanthographus

Insect

Fruit of several species for fresh consumption

Nesidiocoris tenuis

Insect

Solanum tuberosum for consumption

Oligonychus stickneyi

Mite

Zea mays and cucurbits for fresh consumption

Opogona sacchari

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Orchidophilus aterrimus

Insect

Propagating material: orchid Orchidaceae

Orgyia postica

Insect

Propagating material: orchid Orchidaceae

Oryctes monoceros

Insect

Propagating material: of Dracaena spp.

Otiorhynchus ovatus

Insect

Propagating material: Fragaria x ananassa strawberry, raspberry and blackberry Rubus spp.

Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Insect

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and other

Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus

Insect

Propagating material Fragaria x ananassa, Rubus spp. Azalea and  Rhododendron spp

Palm lethal yellowing phytoplasma

Phytoplasma

Propagating material: Palmae including botanical seed

Parlatoria oleae

Insect

Propagating material of fruit trees

Parlatoria pergandii

Insect

Propagating material of Citrus spp.

Parthenolecanium persicae

Insect

Propagating material of fruit

Parlatoria ziziphi

Insect

Propagating material of Citrus spp.

Pea seed-borne mosaic potyvirus

Virus

Botanical seed of Pisum sativum

Pepper mild mottle tobamovirus

Virus

Botanical seed of Capsicum spp.

Perkinsiella saccharicida

Insect

Propagating material: of cuttings of Saccharum officinarum

Peronosclerospora sorghi

Fungus

Zea mays  for fresh consumption

Phialophora cinerescens

Fungus

Propagating material of Dianthus spp.

Phoma foveata

Fungus

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Phyllotreta cruciferae

Insect

Crucíferae vegetables for fresh consumption

Phyllotreta striolata  

Insect

Crucíferae vegetables for fresh consumption and propagating material of crucíferae.

Phymatotrichopsis omnivora

Fungus

Propagating material of several species with roots

Pieris rapae

Insect

Brassica spp. for fresh consumption and propagating material of crucíferae

Planococcus ficus

Insect

Fruits for fresh consumption

Planococcus kenyae

Insect

Propagating material of Impatiens spp.

Planococcus lilacinus

Insect

Propagating material of: fruit trees

Plenodomus destruens

Fungus

Propagating material of Ipomoea batatas

Polyscytalum pustulans  

Fungus

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Popillia japonica

Insect

Propagating material: of various species, plants, cuttings and others

Potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease (PVYNTN)

Virus

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Potato witches' broom phytoplasma

Phytoplasma

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Pratylenchus thornei

Nematode

Propagating material, cuttings, plants and others

Pratylenchus vulnus

Nematode

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others. Daucus carota  for fresh consumption

Prays citri

Insect

Propagating material: of Citrus spp.

Premnotrypes latithorax

Insect

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Premnotrypes sanfordi

Insect

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Premnotrypes solani

Insect

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Premnotrypes suturicallus

Insect

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Premnotrypes vorax

Insect

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli

Insect

Propagating material: fruit trees and palms Palmae. Persea americana  fruit for fresh consumption

Pseudococcus calceolariae

Insect

Propagating material: of fruit trees and palms Palmae. Fruits for fresh consumption

Pseudococcus comstocki

Insect

Propagation material Citrus spp. and Ficus sp

Pseudococcus maritimus

Insect

Fruits for fresh consumption

Pseudomonas ananas

Bacteria

Propagating material: Ananas comosus

Psila rosae

Insect

Daucus carota, Apium graveolens , Petrosilum crispum for fresh consumption

Puccinia allii

Fungus

Allium and Asparagus officinalis  for fresh consumption

Puccinia asparagi

Fungus

Allium and Asparagus officinalis  for fresh consumption

Puccinia horiana

Fungus

Propagating material: Chrysanthemum morifolium = Dendranthema grandiflora. Cut flowers of chrysanthemum

Puccinia kuehnii

Fungus

 

Rastrococcus iceryoides

Insect

Propagating material: of fruit trees

Rastrococcus invadens

Insect

Propagating material: of fruit trees

Retithrips syriacus

Insect

Propagating material: of fruit

Rhipiphorothrips cruentatus

Insect

Propagating material: of fruit

Rose wilt disease

Unknown

Propagating material of Rosaspp.

Scirtothrips citri

Insect

Propagating material: of Citrus spp.. Citrus fruit for fresh consumption

Scirtothrips perseae

Insect

Propagating material: Persea americana  and avocado fruits for fresh consumption

Scutellonema bradys

Nematode

Roots for fresh consumption of Dioscorea alata and Colocasia esculenta

Sitobion fragariae  

Insect

Propagating material: Fragaria x ananassa

Sophonia rufofascia

Insect

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others

Spiroplasma citri

Spiroplasma

Propagating material: Citrus spp.

Stagonospora sacchari

Fungus

Propagating material:  of sugar cane cuttings Saccharum officinarum

Strawberry lethal decline phytoplasma

Phytoplasma

Propagating material: Fragaria x ananassa

Symmetrischema tangolias

Insect

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Synchytrium endobioticum

Fungus

Solanum tuberosum for fresh consumption

Taeniothrips inconsequens

Insect

Propagating material: Pyrus communis and Prunus spp.

Targionia vitis

Insect

Propagating material: Vitis vinifera grape

Tetranychus piercei

Mite

Propagating material: Palmae, palms, banana Musa sp

Thrips angusticeps

Insect

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others

Thrips flavus

Insect

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others

Thrips hawaiiensis

Insect

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others. Zea mays for fresh consumption. Fresh cut flowers

Thrips palmi

Insect

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others. Leaf vegetables for consumption. Cut flowers

Thrips simplex

Insect

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others

Tobacco rattle virus Tobravirus

Virus

Propagating material:  from snuff ornamental Nicotiana sylvestris

Trogoderma granarium

Insect

Stored grain pest consumption

Tylenchorhynchus claytoni

Nematode

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others

Urocystis cepulae

Fungus

Bulbs of garlic, onion and other Allium for fresh consumption

Viteus vitifoliae

Insect

Propagating material: Vitis vinifera

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri

Bacteria

Propagating material: Citrus spp. and fresh citrus fruits

Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae

Bacteria

Coriandrum sativum and Daucus carota seed

Xiphinema diversicaudatum

Nematode

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others

Xiphinema rivesi

Nematode

Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others

Zygotylenchus guevarai

Nematode

Propagating material: Vitis vinifera grape

Specific List A2 quarantine; (Regulated quarantine pest)

Globodera pallida (Nematode) present only in some areas. Propagating material: several species, cuttings, plants and others. Potato tubers for consumption and other.

List of regulated non-quarantine pests B1;

Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli (Bacteria) present: Botanical Seed Cucumis melo melon and watermelon Citrullus lanatus

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