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: 3 December 2019

Commodities

Logs

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 required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions on import permit.
Fumigation

See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify fumigation with:

  • methyl bromide at normal atmospheric 48g/m3 for 24 hrs at ≥21˚C at natural atmospheric pressure; OR
  • 72 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
  • 64 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 11˚C to 15˚C
  • 56 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 16 ˚C to 20 ˚C
  • methyl bromide under vacuum of 660 mm mercury:

    64g/m3 for 4 hrs at ≥21˚C
    64g/m3 for 5 hrs at 4˚C to 20˚C

  • sulphuryl fluoridefumigation options:

    104g/m3 for 24 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
    80g/m3 for 32 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
    80g/m3 for 24 hrs at 10˚C to 15˚C
    64g/m3 for 24 hrs at 15.5˚ to 20˚C

    64g/m3 for 16 hrs at ≥21˚C

Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments

See conditions on import permit. Import permit may specify heat treatment at 74˚C for the following durations:


Effective thickness
distance between fillets (mm)

Duration (hours)

25 - 49

4

50 - 74

6

75 - 99

8

100 - 149

10

150 - 199

14

200 - 249

18

250 - 299

22

≥300

26

Preservative treatments The timber/ wood product has undergone vacuum impregnation with Copper-Chrome Arsenate (CCA) at ≥ 3.5g/m3
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General All wood products inspected on arrival.

Wood/ Timber - 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 quarantine pests
Soil Free of soil
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments See conditions on import permit.
Fumigation

See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify fumigation with:

  • methyl bromide at normal atmospheric 48g/m3 for 24 hrs at ≥21˚C at natural atmospheric pressure; OR
  • 72 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
  • 64 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 11˚C to 15˚C
  • 56 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 16 ˚C to 20 ˚C
  • methyl bromide under vacuum of 660 mm mercury:

    64g/m3 for 4 hrs at ≥21˚C
    64g/m3 for 5 hrs at 4˚C to 20˚C

  • sulphuryl fluoridefumigation options:

    104g/m3 for 24 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
    80g/m3 for 32 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
    80g/m3 for 24 hrs at 10˚C to 15˚C
    64g/m3 for 24 hrs at 15.5˚ to 20˚C

    64g/m3 for 16 hrs at ≥21˚C

Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments

See conditions on import permit. Import permit may specify heat treatment at 74˚C for the following durations:


Effective thickness
distance between fillets (mm)

Duration (hours)

25 - 49

4

50 - 74

6

75 - 99

8

100 - 149

10

150 - 199

14

200 - 249

18

250 - 299

22

≥300

26

Preservative treatments The timber/ wood product has undergone vacuum impregnation with Copper-Chrome Arsenate (CCA) at ≥ 3.5g/m3 
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/ 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 See conditions on import permit.
Fumigation

See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify fumigation with:

  • methyl bromide at normal atmospheric 48g/m3 for 24 hrs at ≥21˚C at natural atmospheric pressure; OR
  • 72 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
  • 64 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 11˚C to 15˚C
  • 56 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 16 ˚C to 20 ˚C
  • methyl bromide under vacuum of 660 mm mercury:

    64g/m3 for 4 hrs at ≥21˚C
    64g/m3 for 5 hrs at 4˚C to 20˚C

  • sulphuryl fluoridefumigation options:

    104g/m3 for 24 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
    80g/m3 for 32 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
    80g/m3 for 24 hrs at 10˚C to 15˚C
    64g/m3 for 24 hrs at 15.5˚ to 20˚C

    64g/m3 for 16 hrs at ≥21˚C

Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments

See conditions on import permit. Import permit may specify heat treatment at 74˚C for the following durations:


Effective thickness
distance between fillets (mm)

Duration (hours)

25 - 49

4

50 - 74

6

75 - 99

8

100 - 149

10

150 - 199

14

200 - 249

18

250 - 299

22

≥300

26

Preservative treatments The timber/ wood product has undergone vacuum impregnation with Copper-Chrome Arsenate (CCA) at ≥ 3.5g/m3 
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/ Timber - 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 quarantine pests

Soil

Free of soil

Other

 

Pre-Shipment Inspections

Verification inspection required.

Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

See conditions on import permit.

Fumigation

See conditions stated on import permit. Import permit may specify fumigation with:

  • methyl bromide at normal atmospheric 48g/m3 for 24 hrs at ≥21˚C at natural atmospheric pressure; OR
  • 72 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
  • 64 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 11˚C to 15˚C
  • 56 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 16 ˚C to 20 ˚C
  • methyl bromide under vacuum of 660 mm mercury:

    64g/m3 for 4 hrs at ≥21˚C
    64g/m3 for 5 hrs at 4˚C to 20˚C

  • sulphuryl fluoridefumigation options:

    104g/m3 for 24 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
    80g/m3 for 32 hrs at 5˚C to 10˚C
    80g/m3 for 24 hrs at 10˚C to 15˚C
    64g/m3 for 24 hrs at 15.5˚ to 20˚C
    64g/m3 for 16 hrs at ≥21˚C

Antisapstain treatments

 

Insecticide treatments

 

Heat treatments

See conditions on import permit. Import permit may specify heat treatment at 74˚C for the following durations:


Effective thickness
distance between fillets (mm)

Duration (hours)

25 - 49

4

50 - 74

6

75 - 99

8

100 - 149

10

150 - 199

14

200 - 249

18

250 - 299

22

≥300

26

Preservative treatments

The timber/ wood product has undergone vacuum impregnation with Copper-Chrome Arsenate (CCA) at ≥ 3.5g/m3   

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 products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer



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

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.

Wood products – Manufactured



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

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.

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

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

 

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

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.

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