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					                 Current requirements third countries (updated until 25 October 2005)
 Country                 Heat treatment                                          Methylbromide                     Other                        Remarks
                              (HT)                                                   (MB)                         methods
                Requirement      Phytosan.         Treatment            Requirement Phytosan.         Treatment
                                 certificate        Report                            Certificate      Report
Argentina   As of 1 June 2005 in
                                           None       None                                                         Unknown
            conformity with ISPM 15
                                                        If not in
                                                  conformity with
                                                   ISPM 15 and                                                                    Australia currently accepts wood packaging
               ISPM 15 is being                     additional                                                                   for containerised cargo according to ISPM
                accepted if wooden                conditions: the                                                                  15. Australia now proposes to extend the
                packing material is               21 day rule for     Longer treatment                                               adoption of ISPM 15 to cover all wood
                bark-free and includes            non-permanent             period                                                  packing material and dunnage used in
Australia       a packing declaration    None         treatment     (24 hours); for the rest   None     None                        supporting, protecting or carrying break
                per consignment; or               methods does        in conformity with                                           bulk and air cargo imported into Australia.
               With a minimum of                   apply and a           ISPM 15.                                                 For countries unable to comply with ISPM
                74°C during at least 4                treatment                                                                       15, Australia will continue to accept
                hours                                report and                                                                      packaging which meets existing AQIS
                                                       packing                                                                    requirements for containerised cargo only.
                                                  declaration are
                                                       required
            As of 23 July 2005 only
Bolivia     debarked wood packaging
            material
            Non treated wooden
                                                                    Non treated wooden
            packing material needs to
                                                                    packing material
            be bark free and free of
Brazil      plant diseases;
                                                                    needs to be bark free
                                                                    and free of plant
            As of 16 September 2005 in
                                                                    diseases
            conformity with ISPM 15
            As of 1 June 2005 only
Chili       debarked wood packaging                                 -                           -         -             -
            material
            Phase in implementation
            since 1 January 2004.                                   In conformity with
Canada                                     None       None          minimum standard of        None     None      Not possible
            Strict enforcement of ISPM                              ISPM 15
            15 as of 16 September 2005
                                                                                                                    Chemical
                                                                        Requirements are
                                                                                                                    Pressure
                                                                      more stringent than
            A minimum of 56°C during                                                                              Impregnation
                                                                       ISPM 15: Minimum
            30 minutes is being                                                                                   acceptable if
                                                                    treatment period of 24
            accepted.                                                                                              part of Heat
China                                       Yes        Yes            hours (instead of 16     Yes       Yes
                                                                                                                    Treatment
                                                                       hours according to
            As of 1 January 2006 in                                                                                and marked
                                                                          ISPM 15) and
            conformity with ISPM 15                                                                               in conformity
                                                                    minimum temperature
                                                                                                                    with ISPM
                                                                      for treatment is 5 OC
                                                                                                                        15
                  Current requirements third countries (updated until 25 October 2005) -2
 Country                   Heat treatment                                    Methylbromide                                 Other                        Remarks
                                (HT)                                             (MB)                                     methods
                  Requirement      Phytosan.       Treatment        Requirement Phytosan.                     Treatment
                                   certificate      Report                        Certificate                  Report
              As of 16 September 2005 in
Colombia      conformity with ISPM 15
                                                                                                                                -
              As of 1 January 2005 in
Costa Rica    conformity with ISPM 15
                                           None       None                    -                    -              -
Ecuador       As of 20 September 2005      None       None                    -                    -              -
              As of 16 September 2005 in
Guatemala     conformity with ISPM 15
                                                                                                                            Chemical
                                                                      Requirements are                                      Pressure      A phytosanitary certificate is not required
              As of 1 November 2004: in                               more stringent than                                 Impregnation    as long as the wooden packaging material
India         conformity with ISPM 15
                                           None       None
                                                                    ISPM 15: 48 g/m3 and
                                                                                                None            None
                                                                                                                           acceptable     is treated and marked in conformity with
                                                                    28 OC during 32 hours                                    (means       ISPM 15
                                                                                                                            unknown)
                                                                                                                                          Final rule has been released which states
                                                                     In conformity with
Mexico        As of 16 September 2005 in                                                                                                   that wood packaging material has to be
                                                                    minimum standard of
              conformity with ISPM 15                                                                                                       ISPM 15 compliant as of 1 July 2005.
                                                                          ISPM 15
                                                                                                                                             Enforcement as of September 2005.
                 ISPM 15 as of 16 April
                  2003; or                                                                                                 Phosphine;
                                                   Yes; Not the       Requirements are       Yes; Not the
                                                                                                                            Chemical
New              With a minimum of                case if wood       more stringent than    case if wood
                                                                                                                            Pressure
                  70°C during minimum               has been        ISPM 15: 80 g/m3 and      has been
Zealand                                    None
                                                    treated in      minimum temperature       treated in
                                                                                                                None      Impregnation
                  of 4 (to 26) hours                                                                                      acceptable if
                  (depending on the               conformity with     of 10 OC during 24    conformity with
                                                                                                                           part of Heat
                  thickness of the wood)             ISPM 15                 hours             ISPM 15
                                                                                                                            Treatment

Nigeria       As of 30 September 2004
                                           None       None                    -                    -              -             -
              in conformity with ISPM 15
Panama        As of 17 February 2005 in
                                           None       None                    -                    -              -             -
              conformity with ISPM 15
Peru          As of 1 March 2005 in
                                           None       None                    -                    -              -             -
              conformity with ISPM 15
Philippines   As of 1 June 2005 in
                                           None       None                    -                   --              -             -
              conformity with ISPM 15
               Current requirements third countries (updated until 25 October 2005) -3
 Country                Heat treatment                              Methylbromide                              Other                     Remarks
                             (HT)                                       (MB)                                  methods
               Requirement      Phytosan.     Treatment    Requirement Phytosan.             Treatment
                                certificate    Report                    Certificate          Report
USA         US Wood Packaging
            Standards to be phased in
(United
States of   16 September 2005 was
America)    supposed to be the
            implementation date for
            new federal requirements
                                                                                                                           Phase I : informed compliance -- basically
            governing the importation
                                                                                                                           written warnings between 16 September
            into the United States of                      Higher concentrations                                           2005 and 31 January 2006. Phase II of the
            wood packaging material in                      (concentration of at
                                                                                                                           CBP plan calls for enforcement of the
            conformity with ISPM 15.                        least 120 g/m3 and                Only in the
                                                                                                                Chemical   requirements via re-exportation and would
            The rules specify that wood                   total concentration time           case if wood
                                                                                                                Pressure   be in effect from 1 February through 4
            packaging material be                            of product of 1920              has not been
                                          -       -                                  None                     Impregnation July 2006 and Phase III full enforcement
            either heat treated or                         g/hour). Treatment in              treated in
                                                                                                                 (means    would commence on 5 July 2006. The
            fumigated with methyl                              conformity with              conformity with
                                                                                                                unknown)   United States is enforcing the new
            bromide and marked with                        minimum standard of                 ISPM 15
                                                                                                                           standards in cooperation with Mexico and
            an approved international                        ISPM 15 is being
                                                                                                                           Canada. Details may be obtained at
            logo, certifying that the                             accepted.
                                                                                                                           http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/wpm/im
            wood packaging material
                                                                                                                           port.html.
            has been appropriately
            treated. But the US
            Customs and Border
            Protection (CBP) has called
            for a phased-in schedule of
            enforcement. For phases:
            see Remarks.
South       As of 1 March 2005: in
            conformity with ISPM 15       -       -
Africa
South       As of 1 June 2005: in
            conformity with ISPM 15       -       -
Korea
Switzer-    ISPM 15 as of 1 March
            2005
land                                      -       -
            (Not for EU and EFTA
            member states)
Taiwan      As of 1 October 2004: new
            import regulations for wood
            packaging material based
            on IPPC Standards
Turkey      In conformity with minimum
            standard of ISPM 15 is
            being accepted.
            ISPM 15 as of 1 January
            2006
TWO IMPORTANT REMARKS:

   FEFPEB’s starting point is in any event the information by the official authorities of the various countries.

   If ANY INFORMATION IN RELATION WITH ANY COUNTRY IS UNCLEAR, FEFPEB ADVISES YOU TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL OR NATIONAL
    PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SERVICES OR VISIT THE RELEVANT WEBSITES. FEFPEB CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
    INCORRECT INFORMATION IN THIS OVERVIEW. AS SOON AS NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FEFPEB WILL INFORM YOU.

				
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