Importing timber and timber products?

Published: Wed, 27 May 2015, 15:37
Last updated: Wed, 27 May 2015, 15:37
Some of the more damaging pests that threaten our biosecurity include Asian Longhorn Beetle, Burnt Pine Longicorn Beetle, Japanese Pine Sawyer Beetle, termites, Asian Gypsy Moth, auger beetles, powder post beetles and wood wasps. Many of these exotic pests arrive in timber and timber products in the egg or larvae stage and their presence may not be obvious. Pests sometimes go unnoticed for many years, until frass (sawdust-like substance) and holes appear. Timber and plant pests often create a biosecurity risk by attaching themselves to cargo containers. Product fillings and packaging such as straw, rice, sand, soil and wheat can also carry pests and diseases.These products may also require an import permit. The different seasons, especially the hotter months, increase the risk of exotic pests and insects hitching a ride on vessels and cargo.
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  • NPPO of Australia
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  • Advocacy
Submitted by: NPPO of Australia

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