Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of United Kingdom


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: 10 January 2013


All Commodities



Wood Shavings as Packing Material

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required for wood chips or shavings obtained  from Acer saccharum, Castanea spp., Platanus spp., Populus spp., Quercus spp or from any conifer.
Prohibited Importations  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments

Must be:

    • shipped in sealed containers or in such a way so as to prevent re-infestation and the product shall be produced exclusively from wood which was stripped of its bark
    • OR

    • fumigated
    • OR

  • kiln dried
Fumigation Fumigated shipboard or in a container prior to shipment
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Kiln dried to below 20% moisture content.
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
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