China: Pinewood Log and Lumber Import Requirements Updated

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2021-0178

On December 20, 2021, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) released Announcement No. 110 of 2021 titled Phytosanitary Requirements for Pine Wood from Countries with Pine Wood Nematode Presence. The announcement 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 go into effect on February 1, 2022. After this date, all U.S. pinewood logs and lumber will need to comply prior to being allowed entry into China.

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