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Papua New Guinea (PG)

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NPPO details:
National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA)

Export Criteria

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

General Requirements

Copy of the Import permit must be presented to the Department of Agriculture Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

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

Quarantine pests:

  • Fruit fly (Bactrocera carambolae)
  • Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)
  • Banana blood disease
  • Red ring disease (Bursaphalencus cocophilus)
  • Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)
  • Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganense)
  • Cocoa pod borer (Conopomorpha cramerella)
  • Potato cyst nematode (Globodera spp)
  • Coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei)
  • Coconut spear rot (Phytopthora palmivora)
  • Red palm weevil (Rhyn\cophorus palmarum)
  • Rice tungro virus
  • Fire ant (Solenopsis invicta)
  • Mango pulp weevil (Sternochaetus frigidus)
  • Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)
  • Khapra beetle (Trogoderma spp)

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 centimeters 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/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

Consignments must be treated prior to export:

Option 1

  • Fumigated with Methyl bromide at 48g/m3 for 24 hours at 21 degrees celsius or above.

Option 2

Heat treated at 74 degrees celsius and held at this temperature for a period according to the thickness between fillets (mm):

  • Maximum thickness 100mm for 10 hours
  • Maximum thickness 150mm for 14 hours
  • Maximum thickness 200mm for 18 hours
  • Maximum thickness 250mm for 22 hours
  • Maximum thickness 300mm for 26 hours

 

The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it 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


Reference

NPPO notification dated 10 January 2011


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