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Country: European Union (EU)
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End Use: Logs
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European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
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Export Criteria

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

General Requirements

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

​It is the exporter’s responsibility to ensure that the phytosanitary certificate is issued within 14 days of the consignment being exported from Australia.

Refer to the departure date and inspection date in the Request for Permit.


​Where applicable, the exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

Consignments must be free of quarantine pests, including:
  • European spruce beetle (Dendroctonus micans)
  • Sharp dentated bark beetle (Ips acuminatus)
  • Bark beetle (Ips cembrae)
  • Bark beetle Ips duplicatus)
  • Bark beetle (Ips sexdentatus)
  • Chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica)
Phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration required for coniferous and chestnut (Castanea spp) logs only.

Coniferous logs must be de-barked or kiln dried

Explanation of the endorsements

Endorsement 775:
  • This endorsement is to be certified for Conifer logs that are de-barked. Note that logs of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) or from the genus Pinus must use endorsement 6639.
  • Visual inspection is sufficient to endorse freedom from bark and holes caused by the Sawyer beetle (Monochamus spp).
Endorsement 6639:
  • This endorsement is to be certified for Conifer logs of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) or from the genus Pinus.
  • Visual inspection is sufficient to endorse freedom from bark and holes caused by the Sawyer beetle (Monochamus spp).
  • Pitch canker (Fusarium circinatum) is not known to occur in Australia. No evidence is required to endorse freedom from this pest.
Endorsement 3133:
  • This endorsement is to be certified for Castanea logs.
  • An area freedom certificate is required to endorse freedom from Chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica).
No endorsement:
  • Applies if logs with bark and are treated and is not Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) or from the genus Pinus.

The Export Control Act 2020 and the Export Control (Wood and Woodchips) Rules 2021, require an export licence issued by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for any exports of two tonnes or more of:
  • woodchips;
  • wood in the round (i.e. logs);
  • wood with a cross sectional area of at least 225 square centimetres
These are considered ‘prescribed goods’ under the Export Control (Wood and Woodchips) Rules 2021. 

A licence is not required for the above listed wood and woodchips if:

If an export licence is required, it is the responsibility of exporters to obtain a licence to export prescribed wood or woodchips prior to export.

Exporters can find information on how to obtain an export licence for prescribed wood or woodchips on the departments website - https://www.awe.gov.au/agriculture-land/forestry/industries/export.

Any enquires on what is classed as prescribed wood or woodchips should be directed to: wood.export@awe.gov.au, or call (02) 6272 4353.

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

Kiln dried to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule.

The logs or its packaging must be marked "kiln dried" or "KD".

The Exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

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

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 775)
1) The consignment is bark-free and free from grub holes which are larger than 3mm across and which are caused by the Sawyer beetle (Monochamus spp).

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 3133)
1) Chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) is not known to occur in the area of production.

Option 3 (EXDOC Endorsement 6639)
1) The consignment is bark-free and free from grub holes which are larger than 3mm across and which are caused by the Sawyer beetle (Monochamus spp).
2) Pitch canker (Fusarium circinatum) is not known to occur in Australia.

Reference

EU Directive 2000/29, Commission Implementing Decision 2019/2032 sighted 24 February 2021.

Latest updates

10/11/2021 - Updated general requirements due to legislation changes.
24/02/2021 - Added third endorsement option as per EU requirements.

Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 11/05/2022