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Pre-treated round wood/sawn wood/ timber/ lumber (logs, power poles, wharf piles)

Requirements for the importation of round wood are determined after the biosecurity office has conducted an import risk analysis. Requirements could be one of the following:

  • heat treatment
  • fumigation
  • permanent immunisation treatment
  • inspection.

For each of these, the exporting biosecurity office issues a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration that the treatment has been conducted. Note: For fumigation treatments these must have been conducted within 21 days before shipment.

STEPS PROCEDURE FOR THE INSPECTION OF PRE-TREATED TIMBER
1 – 3 Refer to Basic Requirements
4 Check import requirements and compliance with certification. If certification is satisfactory, go to Step 5, if not, go to Step 7.
5 Release the consignment.
6 Complete the documentation.
7 If certification is not compliant, determine the pest risk identified in the risk analysis and determine if a treatment is available on shore to manage this risk, e.g. fumigation.

Collect specimens for identification.

If treatment is available, go to Step 8.

If treatment is not available, reconsign or destroy. Go to Step 10.

8 Conduct the treatment.
9 Release the consignment.
10 Complete the documentation.
11 Notify non-compliance.

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