Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Malaysia

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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: 4 September 2020

Commodities

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit required. Additional declarations as specified on the Import Permit.

Additional declarations (may be as follows):

i. The issuance of this PC is based on the Malaysian Import Permit (IP) reference number: MAQxxxxxxxxxxxxx and/or treatment certificate number: xxxxxxxxxx

ii. The consignment has been inspected and declared free from soil, live pests (under the family of Lyctidae, Bostrichidae, Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles), Formicidae, Siricidae, Lymantriidae, Anobiidae, Scolytidae, Platypodiae, Buprestidae), diseases, weed seed contaminants and regulated articles.

Note: Bursaphelenchus xylophilus is not known to occur in New Zealand.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. Phytosanitary certificate must be issued within 14 days of export, and must be issued prior to the consignment’s arrival in Malaysia.


Prohibited
Importations

 

Bark

Free of bark (with a tolerance or allowance of up to 5% of hit and miss bark).

Insects

Free of quarantine pests.

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests.

Soil

Free of soil, compost and humus.

Other

Free of weed seed contaminants.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required.


Approved
Pre-Shipment Treatments

See import permit for treatment requirements.

Fumigation

Conditions on the import permit may include the following fumigation options:

  • Methyl bromide 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 21°C and above;
  • Methyl bromide 72g/m3 for 24 hours at 16°C to 20°C;
  • Methyl bromide 80g/m3 for 24 hours at 11°C to 15°C;

Note:

  • The target of the fumigation must not be wrapped in or coated with materials that are impervious to Methyl bromide.
  • Fumigation with Methyl bromide should not be carried out at or below 10°C.

OR

  • Sulphuryl fluoride 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 21°C minimum temperature at natural atmospheric pressure;

OR

  • Ethylene oxide 1500g/m3 for 4 hours at 50°C under initial minimum vacuum of 50Kpa;
  • Ethylene oxide 1200g/m3 for 5 hours at 50°C under initial minimum vacuum of 50Kpa;
  • Ethylene oxide 1500g/m3 for 24 hours at 21°C under initial minimum vacuum of 50Kpa;

OR

  • Phosphine 5g/m3 for 120 hours (can also be done during cold season);

OR

  • Cyanogen (C2N2) 100g/m3 for 24 hours;

Note: 

  • All fumigation treatments must be ventilated at or below threshold limit value of the fumigant before export (except phosphine).
  • All treatment must be done by the accredited service provider registered by the NPPO of the exporting country.

 

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide
treatments

 

Heat
treatments

 

Preservative treatments

 

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.


General

The above conditions apply to logs with a minimum diameter of 15.24cm, and a minimum length of 1.22m.

All logs must be de-barked prior to export.

Wood/ Timber - Sawn


Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit required.

Note: Bursaphelenchus xylophilus is not known to occur in New Zealand.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. Phytosanitary certificate must be issued within 14 days of export, and must be issued prior to the consignment’s arrival in Malaysia.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

 

Insects

Free of quarantine pests.

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests.

Soil

Free of soil, compost and humus.

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

See import permit for treatment requirements.

Fumigation

Conditions on the import permit may include the following fumigation options:

  • Methyl bromide 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 21°C and above;
  • Methyl bromide 72g/m3 for 24 hours at 16°C to 20°C;
  • Methyl bromide 80g/m3 for 24 hours at 11°C to 15°C;

Note:

  • The target of the fumigation must not be wrapped in or coated with materials that are impervious to Methyl bromide.
  • The consignment must be separated by a minimum of 5mm of air space in one dimension every 200mm.
  • Fumigation with Methyl bromide should not be carried out at or below 10°C.

OR

  • Sulphuryl fluoride 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 21°C minimum temperature at natural atmospheric pressure;

OR

  • Ethylene oxide 1500g/m3 for 4 hours at 50°C under initial minimum vacuum of 50Kpa;
  • Ethylene oxide 1200g/m3 for 5 hours at 50°C under initial minimum vacuum of 50Kpa;
  • Ethylene oxide 1500g/m3 for 24 hours at 21°C under initial minimum vacuum of 50Kpa;

OR

  • Phosphine 5g/m3 for 120 hours (can also be done during cold season);

OR

  • Cyanogen (C2N2) 100g/m3 for 24 hours;

Note: 

  • All fumigation treatments must be ventilated at or below threshold limit value of the fumigant before export (except phosphine).
  • All treatment must be done by the accredited service provider registered by the NPPO of the exporting country.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

Conditions on the import permit may include the following requirements for kiln drying:

Moisture content of less than 20% based on oven-dry weight or mass, and minimum core timber temperature and minimum dry bulb temperature of 74 oC for the following durations:

  • 4 hours for timber 0mm - 25mm thick;
  • 6 hours for timber 26mm – 50mm thick;
  • 8 hours for timber 51mm – 75mm thick;
  • 10 hours for timber 76mm – 100mm thick;
  • 14 hours for timber 101mm – 150mm thick;
  • 18 hours for timber 151mm – 200mm thick;
  • More than 18 hours for timber over 200mm thick.

Treatment time commences once the temperature and humidity in the chamber and the core temperature of the timber have stabilised.

Preservative treatments

Conditions on the import permit may include dipping or pressure impregnation with pesticide.

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

General

 

Wood/ Timber - Chips


Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required. Phytosanitary certificate must be issued within 14 days of export, and must be issued prior to the consignment’s arrival in Malaysia.

Prohibited Importations

Importation of wood mulch is prohibited unless is approved by The Organic Material and Micro-organism’s Technical Committee.

Bark

Free from bark.

Insects

Free of quarantine pests.

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests.

Soil

Free of organic or non-organic extraneous material (eg. Leaves, soil, plastic, rubbish). A contamination rate no greater than 0.01% w/w extraneous material is acceptable.

Other

Bulk shipments must be in lots of no more than 2m3 and must be packaged in clear plastic wrapping.

If not in bulk, shipment must be in a manner that prevents infestation and/ or contamination by pests. Examples of acceptable packaging include plastic wrapping, 6 sided boxing and closed shipping containers.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

Import permit conditions may require treatments to be conducted no more than 14 days prior to export to Malaysia.

Fumigation

Conditions on the import permit may include the following fumigation options:

  • Methyl bromide 48g/m3 for 24 hours at 21°C and above;
  • Methyl bromide 56g/m3 for 24 hours at 16°C to 20°C;
  • Methyl bromide 64g/m3 for 24 hours at 11°C to 15°C.

Note: Fumigation with Methyl bromide should not be carried out at or below 10°C.

  • Phosphine at 4g/m3 for 120 continuous hours at 21°C minimum temperature.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

Conditions on the import permit may include heat treatment for more than 4 hours at minimum continuous core temperature of 70°C.

Preservative treatments

Internationally accepted pressure impregnated treatment

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

General

Conditions apply to wood pieces no larger than15mm in length and 10mm in cross-section, or no greater than 3mm in cross-section if longer than 15mm.

Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer


Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit NOT required. Import permit required for veneer over 6mm thick.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate NOT required. Phytosanitary certificate required for veneer over 6mm thick.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

 

Insects

Free of quarantine pests.

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests.

Soil

Free of soil, compost and humus.

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 - Manufactured


Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit required for carved wood, semi-processed furniture, tools, joinery, marquetry and parquet. Import permit NOT required for other manufactured wooden products including finished furniture of the type used in offices, kitchens and bedrooms.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required for carved wood, semi-processed furniture, tools, joinery, marquetry and parquet. Phytosanitary certificate NOT required for other manufactured wooden products including finished furniture of the type used in offices, kitchens and bedrooms. Phytosanitary certificate (if required) must be issued within 14 days of export, and must be issued prior to the consignment’s arrival in Malaysia.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

 

Insects

Free of quarantine pests.

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests.

Soil

Free of soil, compost and humus.

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required for carved wood, semi-processed furniture, tools, joinery, marquetry and parquet. Verification inspection NOT required for other manufactured wooden products including finished furniture of the type used in offices, kitchens and bedrooms.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

Treated as specified on import permit if applicable.

Fumigation

If applicable, the import permit may include requirements for fumigation.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

If applicable, the import permit may include requirements for kiln drying.

Preservative treatments

If applicable, the import permit may include requirements for dipping and pressure impregnation.

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

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

Free of soil, compost and humus.

Other

 

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

 

Bark


Import Permits or Declarations

Import permit required.

Certification Requirements

Phytosanitary certificate required.

Prohibited Importations

 

Bark

 

Insects

Free of quarantine pests.

Fungi

Free of quarantine pests.

Soil

Free of soil, compost and humus.

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required if certified.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

 

Fumigation

Conditions on import permit may include Methyl-bromide fumigation.

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

Conditions on import permit may include kiln drying.

Preservative treatments

Conditions on import permit may include dipping or pressure impregnation.

Concessional Release

None specified for New Zealand.

General

 

Quarantine pest list notified by Malaysia

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