Statutory guidance

Export certification

Guidelines for exporters applying for phytosanitary certification services for wood and wood products consigned to non-EU countries.



14 page guidance explaining the certification process and fee structure for exporters of wood and wood products. The publication covers:

  • What is plant health export certification?
  • Who needs export certification?
  • How do I apply for a certificate?
  • What information do I need to provide?
  • Wood packaging material
  • Re-forwarding phytosanitary certificates
  • When should I apply?
  • How much does a certificate cost?
  • When do I pay?
  • Who should pay?
  • What happens if my application is refused?
  • Offences
  • Certificates for forest tree plants and soil?
  • Further reading and useful sources of information
Published 1 January 2015