Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Tonga

Disclaimer

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:

  1. disclaim any and all responsibility for any inaccuracy, error, omission, lateness, or any other kind of inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in, or in relation to, the information; and
  2. without limiting (1) above, fully exclude any and all liability of any kind on the part of all of them, to any person or entity that chooses to rely on this information

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 2017

Commodities

Low Risk Wooden Articles (furniture, panel products)

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 decay and Other fungi
Soil Free of soil contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General All wood products inspected on arrival.

Sawn Lumber

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 decay and Other fungi
Soil Free of soil contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Sterilisation treatment.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release Wood products from NZ are allowed entry 90 days following sterilisation (usually 21 days).
General Phytosanitary certificates must contain details of sterilisation either on the certificate or attached. All wood products inspected on arrival.

Wood Chips

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 decay and Other fungi
Soil Free of soil contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Sterilisation treatment.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release Wood products from NZ are allowed entry 90 days following sterilisation (usually 21 days).
General Phytosanitary certificates must contain details of sterilisation either on the certificate or attached. All wood products inspected on arrival.

Bulk Bark

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 decay and Other fungi
Soil Free of soil contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Sterilisation treatment.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release Wood products from NZ are allowed entry 90 days following sterilisation (usually 21 days).
General Phytosanitary certificates must contain details of sterilisation either on the certificate or attached. All wood products inspected on arrival.

Wood Packaging

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit 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 Free of quarantine pests
Fungi Free of quarantine pests
Soil Free of soil
Other Second hand packaging previously used for the carrying of plant material is prohibited.
Packaging must be new or thoroughly cleaned and in good condition.
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Wood packaging material and dunnage must be treated in accordance with ISPM 15.
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  

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 decay and Other fungi
Soil Free of soil contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Sterilisation treatment.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release Wood products from NZ are allowed entry 90 days following sterilisation (usually 21 days).
General Phytosanitary certificates must contain details of sterilisation either on the certificate or attached. All wood products inspected on arrival.

Poles

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 decay and Other fungi
Soil Free of soil contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Sterilisation treatment.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release Wood products from NZ are allowed entry 90 days following sterilisation (usually 21 days).

Piles

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 decay and Other fungi
Soil Free of soil contamination
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Sterilisation treatment.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release Wood products from NZ are allowed entry 90 days following sterilisation (usually 21 days).
General Phytosanitary certificates must contain details of sterilisation either on the certificate or attached. All wood products inspected on arrival.
Last reviewed: