The Canadian Food Inspectin Agency has advised that following the emergency measures announced by China in October 2021 regarding Pine Wood Nematode (PWN), Customs China has communicated the implementation of new phytosanitory requirements regarding imports of pine wood (Pinus spp.) including logs and lumber. The new requirements will come into force as of February 1, 2022, and are applicable to pine wood originating from the following countries: Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and USA. The implementation date will be strictly enforced and all shipments arriving in China by February 1 must meet the new requirements of heat treatment and/or prior testing by a CFIA lab for Pine Wood Nematode prior to export and fumigation. Shipments must accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate and will be subject to testing, inspections and/or quarantine upon arrival. Any non-compliant consignments will be destroyed or returned.