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1 Plant Protection & Quarantine Division Jabatan Pertanian Sarawak Kuching BRIEFING GUIDELINES ON PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION OF IMPORT PERMIT FOR LOGS AND TIMBER PRODUCTS AND THE ISSUE OF PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATES PUSAKA INDUSTRY UPDATE FEBRUARY 2011 BRIEFING GUIDELINES ON PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION OF IMPORT PERMIT FOR LOGS AND TIMBER PRODUCTS AND THE ISSUE OF PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATES PUSAKA INDUSTRY UPDATE FEBRUARY

2 CONTENTS 1.OBJECTIVES OF BRIEFING 2.OBJECTIVES OF QUARANTINE 3.BACKGROUND 4.DEFINITIONS 5.IMPORT CONDITIONS OF LOGS (EXCEPT FROM HIGH RISK COUNTRIES) 6.IMPORT CONDITIONS OF LUMBER/ SAWN TIMBER (EXCEPT FOR RUBBER WOOD AND MANGROVE (KAYU BAKAU)) 7.IMPORT CONDITIONS 7.1 LOGS, LUMBER, SAWN TIMBER (RUBBER WOOD) 7.2 WOOD MULCH, HUMUS, COMPOST 7.3 CARVED WOOD INCLUDING SEMI PROCESSED FURNITURE, PARQUET (EXCEPT VENEER & PLYWOOD) 7.4 BARK CHIPS 7.5 SAWDUST AND WOOD CHIPS (RUBBER) (EXCEPT FROM COUNTRIES ENDEMIC TO SALB) OR WOOD OTHER THAN RUBBER 2

3 CONTENTS 8.TYPES OF WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS WHICH NEED IMPORT PERMIT 9.PROCEDURE FOR ISSUE OF IMPORT PERMIT 10.PROCEDURE FOR ISSUE OF PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR IMPORT PERMIT 3

4 OBJECTIVE OF BRIEFING 1. CONDITIONS ON IMPORTATION OF LOGS, PIECES OF WOOD/ LUMBER/ SAWN TIMBER AND OTHER UNMANUFACTURED WOOD ARTICLES 2. NON-DECLARATION OF TREATMENT IN PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE ISSUED ON EXPORTS OF LOGS, PIECES OF WOOD/ LUMBER/ SAWN TIMBER AND OTHER UNMANUFACTURED WOOD ARTICLES TO BRIEF TIMBER INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS ON: 4

5 1. TO PREVENT THE ENTRY AND SPREAD OF FOREIGN EXOTIC PESTS INTO SARAWAK SO AS TO PROTECT OUR AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY AND OUR NATURAL RESOURCES 2. FACILITATE TRADE IN AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON PLANT PROTECTION 3. TO CONTROL THE EXPORT OF NATURAL AND INDIGENOUS PLANTS AS IN THE GUIDELINES UNDER CITES QUARANTINE OBJECTIVES 5

6 1. The Plant Protection And Quarantine Branch of the Department of Agriculture carries out the enforcement of the Plant Quarantine Act 1976 and Plant Quarantine Regulation BACKGROUND 2. The Act states that it is prohibited to import plants unless under a Permit. 6

7 The new Regulation concerning Logs and Timber Products into Malaysia was enforced on 3 November 2009 (but later extended to 31 August 2010 with full implementation on 1 September 2010) which requires: i. Import Permit issued by Department of Agriculture ii. Phytosanitary Certificate from exporting country. BACKGROUND 7

8 1. Bark Chips DEFINITIONS Loose bark or outer layer of a log and branch that has been chopped into smaller pieces. 8

9 2. Saw Dust and Wood Chips DEFINITIONS Wood that has been sawn, chipped to form wood pieces that are either no larger than 15mm in length and 10mm in cross-section, or no greater than 3 mm in cross-section if longer than 15mm. 9

10 3. Logs DEFINITIONS Tree trunk where the branches has been removed but remained unsawn (unprocessed) with a minimum diameter of 6 inches (15.2 cm) and a minimum length of 4 feet (1.22 m). 10

11 DEFINITIONS Pieces of logs or wood product manufactured from logs by sawing and/or second sawing with minimum 2 sides of the log surface being sawned such as sawn timber. 4. Lumber/Sawn timber/Pieces of logs 11

12 DEFINITIONS Product from sawing wood, wood shaving, in small, thin, bent shapes, such as excelsiors, wood shavings, sawdust. 5. Loose Wood Packaging Materials 12

13 DEFINITIONS Materials such as wood chips, straw, sawdust and shredded leaves which is used to be spreaded on the soil surface to protect the soil and plant roots from the effects of rain, soil crusting and evaporation. 6. Wood Mulch 13

14 DEFINITIONS Raw wood used as packaging material to carry any consignment (including consignments which would not normally be the target of phytosanitary inspection) in international trade. 7. Wood Packaging Material (WPM) Includes wood products used in supporting, protecting or carrying a commodity such as pallets, dunnage, crates, packing blocks, drums, case, spools and skids. 14

15 DEFINITIONS 7. Wood Packaging Material (WPM) WPM is not regulated for processed wood/wood based products such as plywood, paper products, particle boards, oriented strand board, veneer, created using glue, heat and pressure or a combination. 15

16 DEFINITIONS 7. Wood Packaging Material (WPM) 16

17 DEFINITIONS Includes semi-processed furniture, parquet (except veneer, plywood). 8. Carved Wood 17

18 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement 1All Timber (except Logs) American Tropics (endemic to SALB) 1. Belize; 2. Brazil; 3. Colombia; 4. Costa Rica; 5. Ecuador; 6. El Salvador; 7. French Guyana; 8. Guadelope; 9. Guatemala; 10. Guyana; 11. Haiti; 12. Honduras; 13. Mexico; 14. Nicaragua; 15. Panama; 16. Peru; 17. St. Lucia; 18. Surinam; 19. Trinidad & Tobago; 20. Venezuela Microcyclus ulei (SALB) Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Heat or Kiln Dry or ii. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 120 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C 18

19 Symptoms of Rubber leaves Infected with South American Leaf Blight (SALB) Disease 19

20 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement 2All Timber (except Logs) Countries endemic to Fusarium Wilt Disease Africa: 1. Angola; 2. Benin Republic; 3. Cameroon; 4. Cobgo; 5. Ivory Coast; 6. Gabon; 7. Ghana; 8. Guinea; 9. Liberia; 10. Nigeria; 11. Zimbabwe; 12. San Tome; 13. Sierra Leone; 14. Sudan; 15. Tanzania; 16. Togo; 17. Congo South & Middle of America 1. Bolivia; 2. Cuba; 3. Granada; 4. Martinique; 5. Puerto Rica; 6. Dominican Republic; 7. Paraguay Fusarium oxysporium Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Heat or Kiln Dry or ii. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C 20

21 Symptoms of Plants Infected with Fusarium Wilt Disease 21

22 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement 3Logs, Sawn Timber and other wood articles Countries endemic to Golden Nematode and Wood Nematode Europe: 1. Albania; 2. Austria; 3. Belarus; 4. Belgium; 5. Bulgaria; 6. Croatia; 7. Cyprus; 8. Czech Republic; 9. Denmark; 10. Estonia; 11. Faroe Islands; 12. Finland; 13.France; 14. Germany; 15. Greece; 16. Holland; 17. Hungary; 18. Iceland; 19. Ireland; 20. Italy; 21. Latvia; 22. Liechtenstein; 23. Lithuania; 24. Luxembourg; 25. Malta; 26. Norway; 27. Poland; 28. Portugal; 29. Romania; 30. Russia; 31. Serbia & Montenegro; 32. Slovakia; 33. Slovenia; 34. Spain; 35. Sweden; 36. Switzerland; 37. Ukraine; 38. United Kingdom Globodera rostochiensis (Golden Nematode) Bursaphelench us xylophilus (Wood Nematode) Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Heat or Kiln Dry for sawn timber ii. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C 22

23 Symptoms of Roots Infested with Globodera rostochiensis (Golden Nematode) 23

24 Symptoms of Forest trees Infested with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Pine Wood Nematode) 24

25 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement Logs, Sawn Timber and other wood articles Countries endemic to Golden Nematode and Wood Nematode Asia: 1. Armenia; 2. India; 3. Indonesia; 4. Israel; 5. Japan; 6. Lebanon; 7. Oman; 8. Pakistan; 9. Philippines; 10. Sri Lanka; 11. Tajiskistan; 12. Turkey Africa: 1. Algeria; 2. Egypt; 3. Libya; 4. Morocco; 5. Sierra Leone; 6. South Africa; 7. Tunisia; 8. Zimbabwe; North America: 1. Canada; 2. Mexico; 3. USA South America: 1. Chile Oceania: 1. Australia; 2. New Zealand;3. Norfolk Island Globodera rostochiensis (Golden Nematode) Bursaphelench us xylophilus (Wood Nematode) Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Heat or Kiln Dry for sawn timber or ii. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C or iii. Treatment method as carried out by APHIS for importation of lumber/sawn timber 25

26 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement Logs, Sawn Timber and other wood articles Countries endemic to Phytophthora pinifolia South America: 1. Chile Phytophthora pinifolia Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Heat or Kiln Dry for sawn timber or ii. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C or iii. Treatment method as carried out by APHIS for importation of lumber/sawn timber 26

27 The disease is characterized by needle infection, defoliation and tree mortality. Symptoms of Forest trees Infested by Phytopthora pinifolia 27

28 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement Logs, Sawn Timber and other wood articles Countries endemic to Phytophthora kernoviae and Phytopthora ramorum Europe: 1. Austria; 2. Belgium; 3. Czech Republic; 4. Denmark; 5. Estonia; 6. Finland; 7. France; 8. Germany; 9. Ireland; 10. Italy; 11. Latvia; 12. Netherlands; 13. Norway; 14. Poland; 15. Portugal; 16. Slovakia; 17. Slovenia; 18. Spain; 19. Sweden; 20. Switzerland; 21. United Kingdom North America: 1. Canada; 2. USA Phytopthora kernoviae and Phytopthora ramorum Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Heat or Kiln Dry for sawn timber or ii. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C or iii. Treatment method as carried out by APHIS for importation of lumber/sawn timber 28

29 P. kernoviae is highly aggressive pathogen which attacks leaves, buds and shoots of understorey woodland rhododendrons and kills the inner bark of beech trees. Symptoms of Forest trees Infested by Phytopthora kernoviae (Bleeding Canker) 29

30 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement Logs, Sawn Timber and other wood articles Conutries endemic to Fusarium circinatum (Pine Pitch Canker) Europe: 1. Italy; 2. Spain Asia 1. Iraq; 2. Japan; 3. Philippines North America: 1. USA South America: 1. Chile Oceania: 1. Australia Fusarium circinatum (Pine Pitch Canker) Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Heat or Kiln Dry for sawn timber or ii. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C or iii. Treatment method as carried out by APHIS for importation of lumber/sawn timber 30

31 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement Logs, Sawn Timber and other wood articles Conutries endemic to Fusarium circinatum (Pine Pitch Canker) Europe: 1. Italy; 2. Spain Asia 1. Iraq; 2. Japan; 3. Philippines North America: 1. USA South America: 1. Chile Oceania: 1. Australia Fusarium circinatum (Pine Pitch Canker) Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Heat or Kiln Dry for sawn timber or ii. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C or iii. Treatment method as carried out by APHIS for importation of lumber/sawn timber 31

32 The symptoms of the disease are branch die-back, stem cankers, copious pitch formation, and mortality. The usual first signs are yellowing of the needles and wilting and dieback of the branch tips. The needles eventually turn red and drop from the tree. Symptoms of Forest trees Infested by Fusarium circinatum (Pine Pitch Canker) 32

33 Import Conditions of Logs (except from high risk countries)/ Lumber/ Sawn Timber (other than Rubber wood and Mangrove (Bakau)) NoType of Wood CountriesTarget PestImport Requirement 4LogsFrom Other Countries – including Sabah & Sarawak except: American Tropics (endemic to SALB) Africa (endemic to Fusarium Wilt disease) Countries endemic to Golden Nematode and Wood Nematode Countries endemic to Phytophthora pinifolia, Phytophthora kernoviae and Phytopthora ramorum Countries endemic to Fusarium circinatum (Pine Pitch Canker Pest under the family of Lyctidae, Bostrichidae, Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles), Formicidae, Siricidae, Lymantriidae, Scolytidae, Platypodidae, Buprestidae Import Permit: YES Phytosanitary Certificate: YES Treatment: At Country of Export i. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 48 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C (only for non-KD wood) Or ii. Heat or KD drying for sawn timber ii. Treatment method as carried out by APHIS for importation of lumber/sawn timber 33

34 Import Conditions of Logs from Rubber Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB2. Countries endemic to Fusarium Wilt 3. Countries other than 1 and 2 Importation NOT allowed, except for research purposes. Import Requirements for research purposes are: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. All logs MUST be debarked b. free from soil c. Treatment: – 1. Dipping in Boric acid (borax at 30% w/w) for 4 continuous hours Or 2. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 120 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C (only for non-KD wood) Or 3. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ fumigation with insecticide d. Consignment can only be released for inspection after 30 days from the date of export e. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except with: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. All logs MUST be debarked b. free from soil c. Treatment: – 1. Dipping in Boric acid (borax at 30% w/w) for 4 continuous hours Or 2. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C (only for non-KD wood) Or 3. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ fumigation with insecticide d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except with: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. All logs MUST be debarked b. free from soil c. Treatment: – 1. Dipping in Boric acid (borax at 30% w/w) for 4 continuous hours Or 2. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 64 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C (only for non-KD wood) Or 3. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ fumigation with insecticide d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry 34

35 Import Conditions of Lumber/Sawn Timber from Rubber Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB2. Countries endemic to Fusarium Wilt 3. Countries other than 1 and 2 Importation NOT allowed, except for research purposes. Import Requirements for research purposes are: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. All lumber/sawn timber MUST be debarked b. free from soil c. Treatment: – 1. Dipping in Boric acid (borax at 30% w/w) for 4 continuous hours Or 2. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 120 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C (only for non-KD wood) Or 3. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ fumigation with insecticide d. Consignment can only be released for inspection after 30 days from the date of export e. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except with: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. All lumber/sawn timber MUST be debarked b. free from soil c. Treatment: – 1. Dipping in Boric acid (borax at 30% w/w) for 4 continuous hours Or 2. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 80 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C (only for non-KD wood) Or 3. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ fumigation with insecticide d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except with: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. All lumber/sawn timber MUST be debarked b. free from soil c. Treatment: – 1. Dipping in Boric acid (borax at 30% w/w) for 4 continuous hours Or 2. Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 48 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C (only for non-KD wood) Or 3. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ fumigation with insecticide d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry 35

36 Import Conditions Wood Mulch, Humus and Compost From Rubber Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB2. Countries with dangerous disease attacking palms 3. Countries other than 1 and 2 Importation NOT allowed, except for research purposes. Import Requirements for research purposes are: i. Approval by Technical Committee on Importation of Microorganism and Organic Fertilizer (JKTPMOBO) ii. Import Permit iii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. All materials MUST be free from bark b. Treatment to be based on the advice of the JKTPMOBO c. Consignment can only be released for inspection after 30 days from the date of export d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except for research purposes. Import Requirements for research purposes are: i. Approval by Technical Committee on Importation of Microorganism and Organic Fertilizer (JKTPMOBO) ii. Import Permit iii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment to be based on the advice of the JKTPMOBO b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except for research purposes. Import Requirements for research purposes are: i. Approval by Technical Committee on Importation of Microorganism and Organic Fertilizer (JKTPMOBO) ii. Import Permit iii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment to be based on the advice of the JKTPMOBO b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry 36

37 Import Conditions Wood Mulch, Humus and Compost From Other Type of Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB2. Countries with dangerous disease attacking palms 3. Countries other than 1 and 2 Importation NOT allowed, except : i. Approval by Technical Committee on Importation of Microorganism and Organic Fertilizer (JKTPMOBO) ii. Import Permit iii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. All materials MUST be free from bark b. Treatment to be based on the advice of the JKTPMOBO c. Consignment can only be released for inspection after 30 days from the date of export d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Approval by Technical Committee on Importation of Microorganism and Organic Fertilizer (JKTPMOBO) ii. Import Permit iii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment to be based on the advice of the JKTPMOBO b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Approval by Technical Committee on Importation of Microorganism and Organic Fertilizer (JKTPMOBO) ii. Import Permit iii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment to be based on the advice of the JKTPMOBO b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry 37

38 Import Conditions Carved Wood Including Semi-Processed Furniture, Parquet (Except Veneer, Plywood) from Rubber Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB 2. Countries with dangerous disease attacking palms 3. Countries other than 1 and 2 PROHIBITEDImportation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry 38

39 Import Conditions Carved Wood Including Semi-Processed Furniture, Parquet (Except Veneer, Plywood) from Other Type of Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB 2. Countries with dangerous disease attacking palms 3. Countries other than 1 and 2 Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide/ kiln drying b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry c. Consignment can only be released for inspection 30 days from date of export Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide/ kiln drying b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide/ kiln drying b. Inspection on arrival at point of entry 39

40 Import Conditions Bark Chips from Rubber Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB2. Countries endemic to Fusarium Wilt 3. Countries other than 1 and 2 Importation NOT allowed, except for research purposes. Import Requirements for research purposes are: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ fumigation with insecticide b. free from soil c. Consignment can only be released for inspection after 30 days from the date of export d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide b. Free from soil c. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide b. Free from soil c. Inspection on arrival at point of entry 40

41 Import Conditions Bark Chips from Other Type of Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB2. Countries endemic to Fusarium Wilt 3. Countries other than 1 and 2 Importation NOT allowed, except for research purposes. Import Requirements for research purposes are: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ /kiln drying b. free from soil c. Consignment can only be released for inspection after 30 days from the date of export d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide/ kiln drying b. Free from soil c. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Importation NOT allowed, except: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Treatment by dipping/ Pressure Impregnated/ fumigation with insecticide/ kiln drying b. Free from soil c. Inspection on arrival at point of entry 41

42 Import Conditions Sawdust, Wood Chips, Wood Shavings and Wood Wool from Rubber Wood or Other Type of Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB2. Countries Other than 1 Importation NOT allowed, except for research purposes. Import Requirements for research purposes are: i. Import Permit ii. Phytosanitary Certificate Phytosanitary Requirements: a. Pressure Impregnated/ dipping/ /kiln drying b. free from soil c. Consignment can only be released for inspection after 30 days from the date of export d. Inspection on arrival at point of entry Import Permit (IP): YES (for commercial consignments) Phytosanitary Certificate (PC): YES Special Condition: 1. Import Licence from relevant Ministry 2. PC issued within 14 days prior to despatch of consignment 3. A copy of IP must be sent to the consignor and must accompany the consignment 4. Consignment must be free from soil 5. Approval for the importation is subjected to quarantine/ pre- clearance inspection at the country of export (where and when required). All cost incurred will be borne by the importer 6. Consignments are subjected to inspection or examination prior to clearance by the Customs Office 42

43 Treatment Requirement for Sawdust, Wood Chips, Wood Shavings and Wood Woo l from Rubber Wood or Other Type of Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB 2. Countries Other than 1 Option 1 Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 120 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C (only allowed for research) Option 1 Fumigation with Methyl Bromide at 48 gm/m 3 for 24 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C or Phosphine at 4g/m 3 for 120 continuous hours, at a minimum temperature of 21 o C. Option 2 Heat treatment for more than 4 hours at minimum continuous core temperature of 70 o C The consignments must be treated no more than 14 days before export to Malaysia, failing which, it shall be deemed as untreated. 43

44 Other Requirement for Sawdust, Wood Chips, Wood Shavings and Wood Wool from Rubber Wood or Other Type of Wood 1. Countries endemic to SALB 2. Countries Other than 1 Other Requirements: In exporting country, each commercial consignment (bulk/small packaging) must be: i. Free from bark ii. Free from pests iii. Shipped in lots of no more than 2 cu meters in volume and packed in clear plastic wrapping (if in bulk) iv. Packed and shipped in a manner that prevents infestation and/or contamination by pests. DOA considers the following as examples of appropriate packaging; plastic wrapping, 6 sided boxing and in a closed shipping container. v. Relatively free of organic or non-organic extraneous material (e.g leaves, soil, plastic, rubbish). DOA considers a contamination rate of 0.01% w/w extraneous material is acceptable 44

45 Types of Wood which require an Import Permit Description of GoodsImport Requirement Heading: 4401 ( – ) Fuel wood: - logs, billets, twigs, faggots Wood (aglomerated or not): - chips, particle, sawdust, wood waste, scrap Import Permit – YES Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Wood in the rough (stripped of bark or not, sapwood, roughly squared) Import Permit – YES Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Hoopwood, split poles, piles, pickets, stakes. Wooden sticks Import Permit – YES Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Railway or tramway sleepers Import Permit – YES Phytosanitary Certificate – YES 45

46 Types of Wood which require an Import Permit Description of GoodsImport Requirement Heading: Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled (planed or not, sanded or finger-jointed) thickness not exceeding 6mm Import Permit – YES Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Densified wood Import Permit – YES (if semi- processed or untreated) Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Wooden frames for painting, photographs, mirrors Import Permit – YES (if semi- processed or untreated) Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Packing cases, boxes, crates, drums, cable drums, pallets etc ISPM 15 46

47 Types of Wood which require an Import Permit Description of GoodsImport Requirement Heading: ) Cask, barrels, vats, tubs and other coopers’ product and parts Import Permit – YES Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Builders’ joinery and carpentry, wood panels, parquet panels, shingles, shakes Import Permit – YES (if semi- processed or untreated) Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Wood marquetry and inlaid wood, caskets and jewellry cases, statuettes Import Permit – YES (if semi- processed or untreated) Phytosanitary Certificate – YES Heading: Spools ISPM 15 47

48 Procedure for Issue of Import Permit Start Receive application Screen application Record and register application Collect Import Permit fee – RM15.00 per permit Decide conditions on Importation Process application Approval and endorsement by authorised officer Surrender Approved permit to applicant No Yes 48

49 Procedure for Issue of Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) PC is issued by the Plant Quarantine to certify that the consignment to be exported is free from pest or disease and that treatment has been performed on the consignment to meet the requirements of the phytosanitary regulations of the importing country. Therefore, if treatment has not been carried out, the column in the PC for treatment shall be inserted with typed XXXXX markings instead of being left blank. 49

50 Enquiries, Please contact: Plant Quarantine Branch, Dept of Agriculture Tel: / Fax:

51 THANK YOU TERIMA KASIH 51


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