Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Samoa

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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: 19 April 2011

Commodities

Wood/ Timber - Poles

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT 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 contamination
Other Free of seeds, mud, clay, animal material, plant material
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspections are required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Treatment only required if live insects or pests found on inspection.
Fumigation Methyl Bromide or Sulphuryl fluoride at 80g/m3 for more than 24 continuous hours, and in a minimum temperature of 10°C. Filleted to 300mm maximum.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments 70°C core temperature for more than 4 hours.
Preservative treatments Chemical Minimum Retention
Boron compounds (insecticidal and limited fungicidal protection) 0.1% Boric Acid equivalent minimum loading in the sapwood core
Copper + didecyldimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.35% mass/mass OR
2.8 kg/m3 in softwood timbers
5.60 kg/m3 in hardwood timbers
Copper azole (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.27% mass/mass OR
1.35 kg/m3 in softwood timbers
2.7 kg/m3 in hardwood timbers
Copper Chrome Arsenic (CCA) (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.27% mass/mass OR
3kg/m3 minimum preservative retention
Arsenic (insecticidal protection only) 0.04% minimum preservation loading in sapwood core
Permethrin (insecticidal protection only) Minimum retention of not less than 0.06% mass/mass
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand
General All poles, piles, rounds etc will be inspected on arrival in Samoa.

Wood/ Timber - Sawn

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT 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 contamination
Other Free of seeds, mud, clay, animal material, plant material
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspections are required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Treatment only required if live insects or pests found on inspection.
Fumigation Methyl Bromide or Sulphuryl fluoride at 80g/m3 for more than 24 continuous hours, and in a minimum temperature of 10°C. Filleted to 300mm maximum.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments 70°C core temperature for more than 4 hours.
Preservative treatments Chemical Minimum Retention
Boron compounds (insecticidal and limited fungicidal protection) 0.1% Boric Acid equivalent minimum loading in the sapwood core
Copper + didecyldimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.35% mass/mass OR
2.8 kg/m3 in softwood timbers
5.60 kg/m3 in hardwood timbers
Copper azole (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.27% mass/mass OR
1.35 kg/m3 in softwood timbers
2.7 kg/m3 in hardwood timbers
Copper Chrome Arsenic (CCA) (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.27% mass/mass OR
3kg/m3 minimum preservative retention
Arsenic (insecticidal protection only) 0.04% minimum preservation loading in sapwood core
Permethrin (insecticidal protection only) Minimum retention of not less than 0.06% mass/mass
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand
General All sawn timber will be inspected on arrival in Samoa.

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 contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspections are 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.
Certification Requirements Wood packaging material and dunnage must be marked in accordance with ISPM 15, or be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.
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 contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required for wood packaging accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.
Verification inspection NOT required for ISPM 15 compliant wood packaging.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments ISPM 15 marked wood packaging material and dunnage must be treated in accordance with ISPM 15. If not ISPM 15 marked, one of the following treatments is required within 21 days prior to export.
Fumigation Methyl Bromide or Sulphuryl fluoride at 80g/m3 for more than 24 continuous hours, and in a minimum temperature of 10°C. Phosphine fumigation at 1.41 g/m3 for 72 hours at a minimum 10°C and maximum 30°C. Filleted to 300mm maximum.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments 70°C core temperature for more than 4 hours.
Preservative treatments Chemical Minimum Retention
Boron compounds (insecticidal and limited fungicidal protection) 0.1% Boric Acid equivalent minimum loading in the sapwood core
Copper + didecyldimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.35% mass/mass OR
2.8 kg/m3 in softwood timbers
5.60 kg/m3 in hardwood timbers
Copper azole (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.27% mass/mass OR
1.35 kg/m3 in softwood timbers
2.7 kg/m3 in hardwood timbers
Copper Chrome Arsenic (CCA) (insecticidal & fungicidal protection) 0.27% mass/mass OR
3kg/m3 minimum preservative retention
Arsenic (insecticidal protection only) 0.04% minimum preservation loading in sapwood core
Permethrin (insecticidal protection only) Minimum retention of not less than 0.06% mass/mass
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand
General All solid wood packaging material will be inspected on arrival in Samoa.
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