Quarantine requirements for China on pine wood imports

By | 2022-02-23T06:37:38+00:00 February 23rd, 2022|

Source: Lesprom

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) released Decree 110, entitled quarantine requirements on pine wood imported from countries with occurrence of pine wood nematodes is believed to generate more cost and probably new challenges to the US export of logs and lumber to China.

Image credit: S³ Group

Image credit: S³ Group

The Decree updates requirements for importing pinewoods, including guidelines for sampling and treatment prior to export, phytosanitary certificate requirements, port of entry quarantine requirements, and designated ports for receiving pinewood imports.

The requirements went into effect on 1 February 2022. All US pinewood logs and lumber will need to comply prior to being allowed entry into China.