Processed wood material is usually defined as wood that has been chipped, veneered or milled so that any infestation has been destroyed during manufacture. As such, it provides a low level of risk. Types of material include canite, particle board, veneer, fibreboard and panel products.
|STEPS||PROCEDURE FOR THE INSPECTION OF PROCESSED WOOD MATERIAL|
|1 – 3||Refer to Basic Requirements|
|4||Inspect the timber products for grain spillage and other contamination such as soil. This inspection can also be a monitoring inspection which aims to test the validity of the treatment certificates. Look for:
In addition, timber should be probed for areas of weakness which may indicate an infestation with a pathogen.
If live arthropods or other quarantine pests are found – refer the matter to a biosecurity senior officer for advice. Go to Step 5.
Collect specimens for identification.
If no regulated pests are detected, release. Go to Step 8 OR check that the wood packaging material meets the international standard by checking the stamp on the timber for compliance with ISPM 15. If compliant, release.
|5||The options available to the senior biosecurity officer are:
|6||Fumigate the consignment and check that the treatment is effective. Release. Go to Step 9.|
|7||Order the consignment detained and supervise the destruction. Go to Step 9.|
|8||Order re-export and supervise.|
|9||Complete the documentation.|
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