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Phytosanitary measures to reduce the movement of forest pests with the international trade of wood products. 2017. Allen, E., Noseworthy, M., Ormsby, M. Biol Invasions 19: 3365.

Year: 2017

Available from: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 38875

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1515-0

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Abstract

International trade in wood products brings the risk of the movement of tree pests, which can cause devastating ecosystem and economic damage. International phytosanitary guidelines have been created to help countries that import wood products develop import requirements to minimize pest movement. Requirements may include specific phytosanitary measures, including treatments such as heat, fumigation, chemical, or systems approaches that combine phytosanitary measures. This paper provides an overview of phytosanitary measures for the international trade of wood commodities and the regulatory framework in which they are applied.

Plain Language Summary

With the international trade of forest products comes the risk of the movement of pests that can be extremely damaging to forest ecosystems and forest economies. International phytosanitary guidelines have been created to help countries that import wood products develop import requirements to minimize pest movement. Requirements may include specific phytosanitary measures, including treatments such as heat, fumigation, chemical, or systems approaches that combine phytosanitary measures. This paper summarizes the state of knowledge on phytosanitary measures for the international trade of wood commodities.It will be published along with 21 other papers arising from an IUFRO task force meeting on Biological Invasions providing a global scale state-of-the-art review.

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