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China (CN)

China (CN)

All

  - 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 at:

- 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. 

Gas concentrations must be monitored at 2 hours and 8 hours (as shown in table 1) after equilibrium has achieved to assure that the minimum concentration of methyl bromide is maintained as per "Methyl bromide fumigation methodology, July 2018, Version 2" (http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/biosecurity/import/general-info/qtfp/aust-methyl-bromide-fumigation.pdf).

Table 1: Minimum methyl bromide fumigation to be maintained during fumigation

Temperature, ⁰CExposure, hoursDosage, g/m3Concentration (g/m3) monitored and maintained
2 hours8 hours
15 or above168048.033.4
10-151612072.050.2

 
OR
 Methyl Bromide fumigation at:

- 48 grm/m3 for 24 hours at 21 degree Celsius or above

Gas concentrations must be monitored at 2 hours and 16 hours after equilibrium has achieved to assure that the minimum concentration of methyl bromide (table 2) is maintained as per "Methyl bromide fumigation methodology, July 2018, Version 2" (http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/biosecurity/import/general-info/qtfp/aust-methyl-bromide-fumigation.pdf). 

The fumigators are to ensure that "All fumigation enclosures are sufficiently gas-tight to retain the required concentration for the duration of the exposure period". If gas concentrations during monitoring are found to be below the required concentration shown in the table 2, it must be topped up to ensure fumigation is effective.  

Note: For each 5 degree Celsius (or part of 5 degree Celsius) the product temperature is expected to fall below 21°C, 8g/m³ must be added to the dosage. Methyl bromide fumigation must not be undertaken at product temperature below 10 degree Celsius. There is no compensation for product temperature above 21°C.

Table 2: Minimum methyl bromide fumigation to be maintained during fumigation

Temperature, ⁰CExposure, hoursDosage, g/m3Concentration (g/m3) monitored and maintained
2 hours16 hours
21 or above244828.816.0
16 – 20C245633.618.7
11-15246438.421.3
10247243.224.0

 
Each container must have one monitoring line at the top of the container inside the logs away from the gas injection point. For sheet fumigation, logs must be stacked at concrete surface and covered with gas proof sheet. Each enclosure must have three monitoring lines at the bottom, middle and top of the stack away from the gas injection point.

Note: The monitoring and topped up details must be specified on the fumigation certificate.

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 fumigation methodology, July 2018, Version 2.


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