China sets new quarantine regulations for wood-based panels

In order to promote the development of China’s wood-based panel sector, the State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFA) has amended the scope of quarantine regulations for wood-based panels. The amended regulations will be effective as of 1 January 2020, reported ITTO.

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The new regulations take account of the various production technologies for wood-based panels. It has been decided that some types of wood-based panels where the manufacturing process involves hot pressing quarantine regulations will be suspended. The specific categories are listed in Annex 1 in the above mentioned document and include particleboard, fibreboard plywood, decorative veneer over a wood-based panel base.

All provincial forest authorities are required to improve and innovate management methods and to strictly enforce the quarantine regulations.