Non-tropical species of sawn timber must be treated prior to export.
Option 1: Fumigation with Methyl bromide at:
- 48 grm/m3 for 24 hours at minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius or above;
- 56 grm/m3 for 24 hours at minimum temperature of 16 degrees Celsius or above;
- 64 grm/m3 for 24 hours at minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius or above
Wood must be less than 200mm thick if fumigated
Option 2: Heat treatment
Heat treatment to attain a minimum core temperature of 56 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes
If Option 2 applied, the Phytosanitary certificate must be endorsed with the text:
Each piece of wood has attained a minimum temperature of 56 degrees Celsius throughout the profile of the wood (including at its core) for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Details of treatment to be endorsed on the Phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.
The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.