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Country: Papua New Guinea (PG)
Scientific Name:  
End Use: Woodchips
NPPO Details:
National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA)

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Export Criteria

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

General Requirements

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

A copy of the import permit must be presented to an Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

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 -

Any enquires on what is classed as prescribed wood or woodchips should be directed to:, 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.


Consignments must be treated prior to export with either:

  • Heat treatment with the core temperature of timber must be maintained at or above 56 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 30 minutes. Treatment time does not commence until the temperature in the chamber has stabilized and the core temperature of the timber has reached a minimum of 56 degrees Celsius;


  • Kiln dried to a maximum moisture content of 14%. The application time must be at least equal to those shown on the table.

​Maximum Thickness (mm)​Time (in Hours)


  • The exporter should contact NAQIA for kiln dried treatment temperature requirements;


  • Fumigation with methyl bromide at 48 grm/m3 at 21 degrees for 24 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


Import permit dated 29 May 2018 and NPPO regulations dated 10 February 2015.

Latest updates

08/11/2021 - Updated general requirements due to legislation changes.

Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 13/05/2022