News: Measures for the Supervision and Management of In-entry Timber Quarantine – China

By: Travis Joern

Stakeholder Communications Director, FII China

The General Administration of Customs intends to optimize and improve the current imported timber quarantine management system. Hence, it formed the Measures for the Supervision and Management of In-entry Timber Quarantine (draft for comments) for public comments. The definition of timber in this document includes both logs and sawn lumber. Canada Wood has prepared an English translation of the document and it can be downloaded from the below link:

https://bit.ly/3pdYjPS

It is advised that foreign timber export companies pay attention to this draft version in order to better prepare for the upcoming regulations. Full compliance with these regulations would be important to managing shipments into China.

The original announcement in Chinese can be viewed from:

http://www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302452/302329/zjz/3361817/index.html