This section gives the requirements for importing and exporting wood and bark for Northern Ireland, this includes the wood packing for any other goods that are transported inside or outside the European Union (EU).
The requirements help to prevent the spread of tree damaging pests and diseases.
Wood and bark imports from countries outside the EU requiring notification
Consignment notification form for wood and bark imports from countries outside the EU
A guide to importation and export of wood and wood products for Northern Ireland
Application for registration for importers of controlled wood and bark from countries outside the EU
Wood and Bark Import Inspection Fees
Imports of wood or bark from countries outside the EU may be charged for documentary, identity or plant health checks. Imports must be notified to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) using the Consignment Notification form (CN1)
The Certificate of Inspection and Clearance (CIC1) is completed within three days of receiving the CN1 form. If there is a check a charge may be applied to the importer or his customs’ representatives. Either the importer or his customs’ representatives must be registered with DAERA before a custom’s clearance certificate can be completed for a charged check.
Charging proceedures for documentary, identity and plant health checks for imported wood and bark