Phytosanitary measures: China ash imports to resume
As reported by several specialized online press, according to China's Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Announcement No.143, 2015 imports of the species of ash associated with a die-back disease (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus) can be resumed provided the timber undergoes high temperature treatment. Ash products must be accompanied by a plant quarantine certificate issued by the exporting country and this must provide details of treatment. Ash sawnwood from areas where the die-back disease is not found must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate. Designated regions and countries where ash die-back is endemic are listed in the announcement No.156 in 2013 jointly issued by the quarantine office and the State Forestry Administration”. List of designated countries: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Belarus, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, Norway, Russia (Kaliningrad), Slovenia, Switzerland, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Belgium , the Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, Ukraine.