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Phytosanitary Certification requirements for the export of untreated Canadian conifer logs to China

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AQSIQ and CFIA have reached an alternative phytosanitary arrangement which permits Canadian coniferous logs harvested in British Columbia to enter China without mandatory pre-treatment. The logs must meet specific criteria to be exported under the arrangement:

Logs which cannot meet the requirements of the arrangement may be exported under existing import requirements including: debarking (to a tolerance of 5% remaining bark on any single log and no more than 2% of the estimated surface area of the total shipment) or treated with methyl bromide (requires CFIA pre-approval). All logs exported must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.

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