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Timber and wood import and export

In this section we explain the plant health regulations, restrictions and requirements applying to the import and export of certain wood materials and products to and from Great Britain. The regulations are designed to protect the trees, woods, forests and plants of the receiving country from introductions of harmful organisms which can be present in wood, such as certain species of insects, bacteria and fungi. If wood material or products are not classed as regulated there are no restrictions on their movement.

Identify regulated material

Procedures for regulated material


Further information

Last updated: 7th September 2018