Logs – Coniferous

Requirements same as for conifer lumber (contact CFIA for further details)

Logs – Hardwood

No current information – contact CFIA

Lumber – Coniferous

  • Import permit not required
  • Phytosanitary Certificate with treatment details as Additional Declaration required
  • Requirements:
  • 1) freedom from bark
  • 2) wood must not contain grub holes larger than 3mm across caused by Monochamus spp larvae.
  • 3) Phytosanitary treatment required for entry – 3 Options:
  • Option 1. Heat Treatment, to a minimum core temperature of 56C for at least 30 minutes.  Lumber must be marked HT., OR
  • Option 2. Kiln Drying, to achieve less than 20% moisture content  and the lumber must be marked KD., OR
  • Option 3. Methy bromide fumigation (CFIA pre-approval required for M Br fumigation.)

Lumber – Hardwood

  • Import permit not required
  • Phytosanitary certificate with treatment details required
  • Lumber must be either: 1) debarked and Kiln-dried to less than 20% moisture content, OR 2) fumigated (requires pre-approval by CFIA)

Note – Lumber must be sent in enclosed shipping containers (not open- topped).

Manufactured Wood Products

  • Unrestricted – if made from glue/pressure/heat
  • Phytosanitary Certificate is not required


No current information – contact CFIA

Thin Wood

No phytosanitary requirements.

Veneer must be less than 6 mm thickness and Coded to 4406.

Wood Chips

Hardwood Chips

  • No Import Permit required
  • Phytosanitary Certificate required – Additional Declaration if KD
  • Debarked or Kiln-dried to below 20% moisture content or fumigated (requires CFIA pre-approval).
  • Quercus spp. – must be Kiln-dried
  • Must be shipped in enclosed containers

SPF Softwood Chips

  • No Import Permit
  • Phytosanitary Certificate required
  • Must be Heat-Treated
  • Must be shipped in enclosed containers