On March 28, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) published a Pine Wood Nematode (PWN) Port Quarantine Guidelines policy interpretation document. The document provides additional information on the implementation of GACC Announcement No. 110 of 2021, titled Phytosanitary Requirements for Pine Wood from Countries with Pine Wood Nematode Presence.
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China: Pinewood Log and Lumber Import Requirements Updated

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 General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China has updated the list of designated ports of entry for imported logs.
Japan opened the public comment for newly developed Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for wood pellet fuel. Comments are due to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries by December 9, 2021.
On March 31, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism expanded its recognition of American Lumber Standard Committee’s (ALSC) grading of the Spruce-Pine-Fir South (SPFs) grouping to include U
China extended the Section 301 retaliatory tariff exclusions on five hardwood categories that accounted for U.S. $824 million in American exports to China in 2020.
On December 23, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for select tariff lines in 2021.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) proposed a new Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) for “finger jointed lumber” used for studs, furring strips and reinforcement rafters...
This report provides an unofficial translation of Decree 102/2020/ND-CP regulating the Vietnam Timber Legality Assurance System (VNTLAS), issued on September 01, 2020.
On April 23, 2020, in response to COVID-19 air travel disruptions, Japan notified the World Trade Organization via G/SPS/N/JPN/755 that Japan would temporarily accept electronic copies...
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Tanzania: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report compliments the FAIRS Country Annual Report and provides information on certificates required by the Government of Tanzania (GoT) to export food and agricultural products into Tanzania.
On February 21, 2020, the State Council Customs Tariff Commission (SCCTC) announced two tariff exclusion lists for certain U.S. products subject to Section 301 retaliatory duties.