1 October 2010
Industry Advice Notice No. G2010/17
Plant Products – Market Access for Eucalyptus spp. timber to India
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service wishes to advise industry of the market access gain for all Eucalyptus spp. timber without bark for export to India.
The revised Indian Plant Quarantine Order (2003) advises Eucalyptus spp "wood without bark" from Australia is permitted entry into India under the following conditions:
- be declared free from Ctenarytaina spatulata (Eucalyptus psyllid), Phoracantha recurva (Eucalyptus longhorned borer) and Phoracantha semipunctata(Eucalyptus longhorned borer) as part of additional declarations to be incorporated in the phytosanitary certificate; and
- the timber is to be fumigated with methyl bromide at 48 grams per cubic metre for 24 hours at 21 degrees Celsius and above or equivalent thereof under NAP (natural atmospheric pressure) or any other treatment duly approved by the Plant Protection Adviser to the Government of India. The treatment must be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate.
The consolidated version of the Plant Quarantine Order (2003), which include the conditions for the importation of Eucalyptus spp (Schedule V, no. 362), confirms that industry can now apply for an import permit with India's National Plant Protection Office and trade can commence.
The consolidated version of the Plant Quarantine Order (2003) is published on the Ministry of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Organisation of India website.
If you require any further information contact telephone (02) 6272 3229 or by email
Grain & Seed Exports Program
Plant Exports Operations Branch
Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service
Telephone: (02) 6272 3229