Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of Canda

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The information in this standard is provided on the following basis. The phytosanitary requirements found in this standard may be used as the basis of export certification. However, requirements may be changed by importing countries at any time at short notice or with no notice to New Zealand. This information is provided strictly on the basis that the Crown, the Ministry for Primary Industries, its statutory officers, employees, agents and all other persons responsible for or associated with the compilation, writing, editing, approval or publication of the information:

  1. disclaim any and all responsibility for any inaccuracy, error, omission, lateness, or any other kind of inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in, or in relation to, the information; and
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Compliance with this standard is not to be taken as a guarantee that any particular goods will be granted access to any overseas market.
Last Updated: 8 January 2013

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations A pest risk assessment is required. Import permit required.
Certification Requirements -
Prohibited Importations -
Bark -
Insects -
Fungi -
Soil -
Other -
Pre-Shipment Inspections -
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments -
Fumigation -
Antisapstain treatments -
Insecticide treatments -
Heat treatments -
Preservative treatments -
Concessional Release -
General -

Wood/ Timber - Sawn (Non Tropical Species)

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit not required.
For heat treatments the phytosanitary certificate must contain the following additional declaration:

“Each piece of wood has attained a minimum temperature of 56ºC throughout the profile of the wood (including at its core) for a minimium of 30 minutes”.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Phytosanitary Certificate must be issued within 14 days before shipping to Canada.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free of bark.
Insects Free from quarantine pests and signs of living pests.
Fungi Free from quarantine pests and signs of living pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Sawn timber must be treated with either Methyl bromide or heat treatment as specified below.  This treatment must be specified on the phytosanitary certificate.
Fumigation Methyl bromide fumigation at:
  • 48 grams/m3 for 24 hours at a minimum temperature of 21°C or above;
  • 56 grams/m3 for 24 hours at a minimum temperature of 16°C or above; or
  • 64 grams/m3 for 24 hours at a minimum temperature of 10°C or above.
Wood turning blanks must be less than 200mm thick if fumigated.
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Heat treatment to attain a minimum core temperature of 56°C for 30 minutes.
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release Please see Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer for pre-shaped mouldings, end-jointed or finger-jointed lumber, pre-shaped banisters, railings and spindles that have been subjected to processing conditions that have altered the commodity in a manner to reduce significantly the ability of wood items to provide a habitat for pests.
General For a list of tropical and non-tropical tree species, please refer to:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/protect/dir/tropicale.shtml (offsite link to www.inspection.gc.ca)

Wood/ Timber - Sawn (Tropical Species)

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit not required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Phytosanitary Certificate must be issued within 14 days before shipping to Canada.
Prohibited Importations -
Bark Free of bark.
Insects Free from quarantine pests and signs of living pests.
Fungi Free from quarantine pests and signs of living pests.
Soil -
Other -
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments -
Fumigation -
Antisapstain treatments -
Insecticide treatments -
Heat treatments -
Preservative treatments -
Concessional Release -
General For a list of tropical and non-tropical tree species, please refer to:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/protect/dir/tropicale.shtml (offsite link to www.inspection.gc.ca)

Wood/ Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations A pest risk assessment is required. Import permit required.
Certification Requirements -
Prohibited Importations -
Bark -
Insects -
Fungi -
Soil -
Other -
Pre-Shipment Inspections -
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments -
Fumigation -
Antisapstain treatments -
Insecticide treatments -
Heat treatments -
Preservative treatments -
Concessional Release Please see Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer for saw dust.
General -

Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Completely free of bark.
Insects Free from quarantine pests and signs of living pests.
Fungi Free from quarantine pests and signs of living pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections None required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release Processed wood materials that have been subjected to processing conditions that have altered the commodity in a manner to reduce significantly the ability of wood items to provide a habitat for pests are not regulated by Canada. Examples include pre-shaped mouldings, end-jointed or finger-jointed lumber, pre-shaped banisters, railings and spindles.
General  

Wood Products - Manufactured

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required for decorative wood items exceeding 1.5mm thickness.
Phytosanitary Certificate must be issued within 14 days before shipping to Canada.
Phytosanitary certificate NOT required for other manufactured wooden articles.
Prohibited Importations -
Bark Completely free of bark.
Insects Free from quarantine pests and signs of living pests.
Fungi Free from quarantine pests and signs of living pests.
Soil -
Other -
Pre-Shipment Inspections None required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments -
Fumigation Decorative wood items exceeding 1.5mm thickness must be fumigated with Methyl bromide at:
  • 48 grams/m3 for 24 hours at a minimum temperature of 21°C or above; or
  • 56 grams/m3 for 24 hours at a minimum temperature of 16°C or above; or
  • 64 grams/m3 for 24 hours at a minimum temperature of 10°C or above.
Antisapstain treatments -
Insecticide treatments -
Heat treatments Uncertificated decorative wood items less than 1.5mm thick must be dried to a moisture content of less than 8%.
Decorative wood items over 1.5mm thick must have less than 20% moisture content.
Preservative treatments -
Concessional Release Wooden furniture, finished wood tool handles, pre-made windows and doors, routed wooden picture frames, kitchenware and children’s toys are not regulated.
Uncertificated decorative wood items including baskets, branches, and wreaths containing cones must not exceed 1.5cm thickness and must be completely sealed with paint, varnish or other sealants. 
General -

Wood Products - Packaging

Import Permits or Declarations  
Certification Requirements Wood packaging material and dunnage must be marked in accordance with ISPM 15.
Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Wood packaging material and dunnage must be made of debarked wood in accordance with ISPM 15.
Insects Free from all quarantine pests and signs of pests.
Fungi Free of decay and other fungi.
Soil Other
Pre-Shipment Inspections None required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation Wood packaging material and dunnage must be treated in accordance with ISPM 15
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Wood packaging material and dunnage must be treated in accordance with ISPM 15
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release  
General  

Bark

Import Permits or Declarations A pest risk assessment is required. Import permit required.
Certification Requirements -
Prohibited Importations -
Bark -
Insects -
Fungi -
Soil -
Other -
Pre-Shipment Inspections -
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments -
Fumigation -
Antisapstain treatments -
Insecticide treatments -
Heat treatments -
Preservative treatments -
Concessional Release -
General -

Page last updated: 9 January 2013