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Non-EU import - All conifers

Country of origin:

Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Taiwan or the USA

Wood of conifers (except Thuja plicata (western red cedar) and Taxus), other than in the form of: Libocedrus decurrens Torr where there is evidence that the wood has been processed or manufactured for pencils using heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 82 ºC for a 7–8 day period. But including wood which has not kept its natural round surface.
The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:
  1. has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 °C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core). There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “HT” put on the wood or on any wrapping; and
  2. subsequent to its treatment the wood was transported until leaving the country issuing that statement outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season, or, except in the case of wood free from any bark, with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or its vector cannot occur.
Wood of Thuja plicata (western red cedar) and Taxus, including wood which has not kept its natural round surface.
wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:
  1. is bark-free; or
  2. has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule. There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “kiln-dried” or “K.D.” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage; or
  3. has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 °C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core). There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “HT” put on the wood or on any wrapping.
Conifer wood chips, wood waste scrap and similar
Official statement that the wood:
  1. has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum core temperature of 56ºC for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export; and
  2. subsequent to its treatment the wood was transported until leaving the country issuing that statement outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season, or, except in the case of wood free from any bark, with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or its vector cannot occur.
Isolated conifer bark
The isolated bark shall be accompanied by an official statement:
  1. that it has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 ºC for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the bark (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export; and
  2. that subsequent to its treatment the bark was transported until leaving the country issuing that statement outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season, or with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or its vector cannot occur.

Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey

Conifer wood, including that which has not kept its natural round surface.
The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:
    1. originates in areas known to be free from Monochamus spp. (non-European) Pissodes spp. (non-European) Scolytidae spp. (non-European) and specifically Ips typographus, Ips amitinus, Ips duplicates; and
  1. is bark-free and free from grub holes, larger than 3 mm across; or
  2. has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule. There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with the current usage; or (d) has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 °C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core). There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “HT” put on the wood or on any wrapping.
Conifer wood chips, wood waste scrap and similar
The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:
    1. originates in an area or areas known to be free from Monochamus spp (non European), Pissodes spp (non European) and Scolytidae spp (non European) and Ips typographus, Ips amitinus, Ips duplicatus and that area shall be mentioned in the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export under the rubric ‘place of origin’; and
  1. has been produced from bark-free round wood; or
  2. has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time temperature schedule; or (d) has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum core temperature of 56ºC for at least 30 minutes, the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export.
Isolated conifer bark
The isolated bark shall be accompanied by an official statement:
  1. that it has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 ºC for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the bark (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export; and
  2. that subsequent to its treatment the bark was transported until leaving the country issuing that statement outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season, or with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or its vector cannot occur.

European third countries: including Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Georgia, Iceland, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Norway, Ukraine, but not Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkey

Conifer wood, including that which has not kept its natural round surface.
No special requirements for bark-free wood i.e. wood from which all bark excluding the vascular cambium, ingrown bark around knots and bark pockets between rings of annual growth has been removed. For wood which is not bark-free: the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule. There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with the current usage.
Conifer wood chips, wood waste, scrap and similar
The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:
  1. originates in an area or areas known to be free from Monochamus spp (non European), Pissodes spp (non European) and Scolytidae spp (non European) and Ips typographus, Ips amitinus, Ips duplicatus and that area shall be mentioned in the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export under the rubric ‘place of origin’; or
  2. has been produced from debarked round wood; or
  3. has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time temperature schedule; or
  4. has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum core temperature of 56ºC for at least 30 minutes, the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export
Isolated conifer bark
The isolated bark shall be accompanied by an official statement:
  1. that it has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 ºC for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the bark (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitory certificate or phytosanitory certificate for re-export; and
  2. that subsequent to its treatment the bark was transported until leaving the country issuing that statement outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season, or with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or its vector cannot occur.

All other non-EU countries

Conifer wood, including that which has not kept its natural round surface.
The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:
  1. is bark-free and free from grub holes, larger than 3 mm across; or
  2. has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule. There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with the current usage; or
  3. has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 °C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core). There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “HT” put on the wood or on any wrapping.
Conifer wood chips, wood waste, scrap and similar
The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:
    1. originates in an area or areas known to be free from Monochamus spp (non European), Pissodes spp (non European) and Scolytidae spp (non European) and Ips typographus, Ips amitinus, Ips duplicatus and that area shall be mentioned in the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export under the rubric ‘place of origin’; and
  1. has been produced from bark-free round wood; or
  2. has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time temperature schedule; or
  3. has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum core temperature of 56ºC for at least 30 minutes, the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export
Isolated conifer bark
The isolated bark shall be accompanied by an official statement:
  1. that it has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 ºC for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the bark (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitory certificate or phytosanitory certificate for re-export; and
  2. that subsequent to its treatment the bark was transported until leaving the country issuing that statement outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season, or with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or its vector cannot occur.

Last updated: 21st June 2016