Forest Products Export Standards - Phytosanitary Requirements of South Africa (Republic of)

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The information in this standard is provided on the following basis. The importing country phytosanitary requirements (ICPR) found in this document 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 document is not to be taken as a guarantee that any particular goods will be granted access to any overseas market.

Last Updated: 10 January 2013

Logs

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark See conditions stated on the import permit.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil See conditions stated on the import permit.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Treated in accordance with any conditions specified on the import permit.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Other phytosanitary requirements will be documented on the import permit. A pest risk analysis may be undertaken before permit to import granted.

Wood/ Timber - Sawn

Specified for timber and unmanufactured timber products.

Import Permits or Declarations Pine, Douglas fir and genera and families in List A do NOT require an import permit, but DO require the additional declaration;

“The timber comprising the consignment concerned has been kiln dried to a moisture content of 20% or less”:

Eucalypt and genera and families in List B do NOT require an import permit and do NOT require an additional declaration.

Genera and families in List C do NOT require an import permit, but DO require the following additional declaration;
Ceratocystis fagacearum does not occur in New Zealand.”

All genera and families not named in lists A B or C (bottom of page) DO require an import permit.

Populus spp. (Poplar) does NOT require an import permit, but does require the additional declaration:
“The consignment is free of Campanotus herculeanus”.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Bark Free from bark.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Treated in accordance with any relevant additional declarations or import permit conditions if required.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments Kiln dried to a moisture content of 20% or less if required for additional declaration.
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General  

Wood/ Timber - Chips

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free from bark.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil See conditions stated on the import permit.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Treated in accordance with any relevant import permit conditions.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Phytosanitary requirements will be indicated on the import permit. A pest risk analysis may be required before a permit to import is granted.

Wood Products – Reconstituted/ Plywood/ LVL/ Veneer

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free from bark.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General No further information available.

Wood Products – Manufactured

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit NOT required.
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate NOT required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark Free from bark.
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection NOT required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments  
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General No further information available.

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  
Fungi  
Soil  
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections  
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 None specified for New Zealand.
General All packaging inspected on arrival

Bark

Import Permits or Declarations Import permit required except for bark of Acacia mearnsii (Black wattle).
Certification Requirements Phytosanitary certificate required.
Prohibited Importations  
Bark  
Insects Free of quarantine pests.
Fungi Free of quarantine pests.
Soil See conditions stated on the import permit.
Other  
Pre-Shipment Inspections Verification inspection required.
Approved Pre-Shipment Treatments Treated in accordance with any relevant import permit conditions.
Fumigation  
Antisapstain treatments  
Insecticide treatments  
Heat treatments  
Preservative treatments  
Concessional Release None specified for New Zealand.
General Phytosanitary requirements will be indicated on the import permit. A pest risk analysis may be required before a permit to import is granted.

List A. Additional Declaration: “The timber comprising the consignment concerned has been kilndried to a moisture content of 20% or less”

  • Abies (fir),
  • Acer (Maple),
  • Agathis (Kauri),
  • Araucaria (Monkey puzzle),
  • Buxaceae (Boxwood),
  • Callitris (Cypress-pine),
  • Casuarina (She-oak),
  • Cedrus (Cedar),
  • Celtis (Hackberry),
  • Cupressus (Cypress),
  • Cuphea,
  • Fagus (Beech),
  • Larix (Larch),
  • Physocolumma,
  • Picea (Spruce),
  • Pinus (Pine),
  • Pseudotsuga (Douglas fir),
  • Rosaceae (Rose),
  • Rutaceae (Citrus),
  • Terminalia,
  • Theobroina (Cocoa),
  • Tsuga (Hemlock),
  • Ulmus (Elm),
  • Zelkova.

List B. No Additional Declaration

  • Acacia (Wattle),
  • Afzelia (Doussie),
  • Alectryon (Soapberry),
  • Amburana (Amburana),
  • Anisoptera (Palosapis),
  • Anthocleista,
  • Artocarpus (Mulberry),
  • Aucoumea (Okoume),
  • Baeckea (Baeckea),
  • Baikrara,
  • Balfourodendron,
  • Berchemia (Supplejack),
  • Betula (Birch),
  • Bowdichia,
  • Brachystegia (Miombo),
  • Cariniana (Jequitiba),
  • Carya (Hickory),
  • Copaifera (Copaiba),
  • Chlorophora,
  • Dipteryx (Tonka bean),
  • Dyera (Jelutong),
  • Entandrophragma (Sapele),
  • Eucalyptus (Gum),
  • Euclea,
  • Gonystylus (Ramin),
  • Guibourtia,(Bubinga),
  • Intsia,(Merbau),
  • Juglans (Walnut),
  • Kalopanax (Prickly castor-oil tree),
  • Khaya (African mahogany),
  • Koompassia (Kempas),
  • Millettia (Wenge),
  • Perecopsis (Afrormosia),
  • Phoebe,
  • Platanus (Sycamore/ Plane),
  • Podocarpus, (Podocarp),
  • Pterocarpus (Padauk),
  • Pterygota,
  • Sassafras,
  • Shorea (Meranti/ Lauan),
  • Spirostachys,
  • Sweetenia,(Mahogany),
  • Tarrieta,
  • Taxaceae (Yew),
  • Taxodiaceae (Bald cypress),
  • Tectona (Teak),
  • Thuja (Cedar),
  • Tieghemella (Makore),
  • Tilia (Basswood),
  • Triplochiton,
  • Umbellaria (Myrtle).

List C. Additional Declaration: “Ceratocystis fagacearum does not occur in New Zealand.”

  • Castanea (Chestnut),
  • Castanopsis (Chinquapin),
  • Fraxinus (Ash),
  • Lithocarpus (Tanbark Oaks),
  • Quercus (Oak).

Page last updated: 10 January 2013