From 1 August 2017 exporters of indigenous timber will need to have a single use permit number to clear their export entries through Customs’ computer system. The non transferable permit number will be provided to the exporter by the Ministry for Primary Industries on the completed approved Intention To Export (ITE) form. The export of indigenous timber is prohibited unless the conditions of section 67C of the Forests Act 1949 have been met.
There is no change to the requirements which exporters must meet to obtain the required approval to export. This process change will facilitate the clearance of appropriately approved, lawful exports.
Further information necessary for exporters of indigenous timber can be found here.
Specific information on the export of swamp kauri can be found here.
Any queries on the export of indigenous timber should be directed to Indigenous.Forestry@mpi.govt.nz