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China (CN)

China (CN)

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  - Logs No
NPPO details:
General Administration of Quality, Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine (AQSIQ) Peoples Republic of China
Relevant web addresses:

Export Criteria

Criteria Criteria Required?
Import Permit No
Phytosanitary Certificate Yes
Additional Declaration/Endorsement No
Protocol Market  

General Requirements

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

Logs without an accompanying Phytosanitary certificate, or logs with bark that have not gone through quarantine treatment shall not be permitted entry into China.

General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) will inspect imported logs, and if quarantine pests are found, quarantine treatment must be conducted by the importer under the supervision of AQSIQ, with the cost of treatment being borne by the importer. If the treatment can not be conducted, the logs shall be rejected.

The logs shall be described on the Phytosanitary certificate as either:
Logs - with bark; or
Logs - de-barked

Contact your local Department of Agriculture Office for more details in relation to:
- Inspection of the container prior to loading
- Inspection of the logs prior to loading
- Mandatory treatment of logs with bark (pre-shipment)
- Phytosanitary certification

The Export Control Act 1982, and the Export Control (Unprocessed Wood) Regulations, Export Control (Hardwood Wood Chips) Regulations and the Export Control (Regional Forest Agreements) Regulations, require an export licence from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for the export of two tonnes or more of:
. Woodchips
. Wood in the round which is intended to undergo further processing following export
. Wood with a cross sectional area of 225 square centimetres or greater which is intended to undergo further processing following export.
The requirement for an export licence for unprocessed wood is dependent on where the wood has been sourced.
Woodchips are classed as unprocessed wood under the regulations. Any enquiries on what is classed as unprocessed wood should be directed to the Forestry Branch on (02) 6272 4610.
If required, it is the responsibility of exporters to obtain a licence to export unprocessed wood prior to export.
Exporters can find information on how to obtain an export licence for unprocessed wood on the departments website - www.agriculture.gov.au/forestry/national/industries/export/ or by emailing: wood.export@agriculture.gov.au.
The only responsibility authorised officers have in relation to the export licences for unprocessed wood is to inform unprocessed wood exporters of the possible requirement to hold a licence to export unprocessed wood.


Treatment

Logs without bark do not require mandatory treatment prior to shipment.

All logs with bark require mandatory treatment prior to shipment using one of the following treatment methods:

Methyl Bromide fumigation:
80grm/m3 for a minimum of 16 hours at temperatures above 15 degrees Celsius; or
120grm/m3 for a minimum of 16 hours at temperatures between 10-15 degrees Celsius; or
Department of Agriculture Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard rates; or
At recommended manufacturers requirements (registered label rates).

or
Sulfuryl Fluoride fumigation
104grm/m3 for a minimum of 24 hours at temperatures between 5-10 degrees Celsius; or
80grm/m3 for a minimum of 24 hours at temperatures above 10 degrees celsius; or
At recommended manufacturers requirements (registered label rates).

or
Heat Treatment:
71.1 degrees Celsius core temperature for at least 75 minutes

or
Soaking:
Immersion in water for at least 90 days

Exporter to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and to present to the Department of Agriculture Authorised Officer at time of inspection

Details of the treatment to be endorsed on the Phytosanitary Certificate in the treatment section.


Additional Declaration/Endorsements


Reference

NPPO notification dated 1 July 2001 and Australian methyl bromide standards.


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