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ASF Logistics is a Mobile, AL based full service international logistics provider, freight forwarder, NVOCC, and custom’s house broker. ASF specializes in providing customers with solutions that provide for the optimum flow of goods, materials, and information. All business conducted as an Ocean Transport Intermediary as defined by the Federal Maritime Commission is conducted only by ASF, Inc. ASF, Inc is licensed with the Federal Maritime Commission as an Ocean Freight Forwarder and Non-Vessel Operating common carrier under Ocean Transport Intermediary License No. 020898NF.

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Update from the National Hardwood Lumber Association concerning Logs.

Thursday afternoon NHLA, along with AHEC, the Hardwood Federation and several other hardwood trade associations and industry leaders participated in a conference call with APHIS Deputy Administrator Osama El-Lissy and his staff. The call was convened to discuss the developing situation in China regarding the ramped up inspections of containers with untreated logs. The Deputy Administrator started the call by recapping the issue in which the Chinese General Administration on Customs (GACC) announced that treatment of raw logs in country will no longer be allowed at Chinese ports and that logs fumigated in Hong Kong will no longer be allowed entry into mainland ports.

Deputy Administrator El-Lissy announced the he and his team have been in discussions with Chinese officials to resolve the situation with untreated logs and continue trade in these products with as little interruption as possible. Based on these discussions, China has agreed to allow for in-country fumigation for shipments that are currently on the water (prior to May 2, 2018) provided that the exporting company can demonstrate that it has successfully exported logs to China in the past. This concession does not apply to future shipments, however, and so negotiations with the Chinese government on this matter continue.
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Urgent message from the National Hardwood Lumber Association concerning logs to China.

NHLA has been made aware of a developing situation involving the exports of logs to China. While there has been no official communication from either the Chinese government or US government officials in China, we have confirmed from three different freight forwarding companies as to the situation at hand.

It has reported to NHLA that "No logs (hardwood or softwood) can enter the following ports unless they are de-barked or have been fumigated: Zhapu, Yantian, Qingdao. Other Chinese districts are expected to follow suit."

We highly suggest that you make contact with your freight forwarding company directly before sending any shipments to China. We will keep you informed as more definitive information is provided on this matter.

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For your reference, below are the phyto requirements for hardwood log shipments to China according to USDA-APHIS:

The most stringent China requirements are on oak with bark, due to oak wilt. We are required to fumigate with methyl bromide, at 15 lbs/1000 ft³ for 72 hours. Without bark only a Phyto Certificate is required. All other species and states are:

Logs (Hardwood) from All Other States
● With Bark:
o Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) is required. State of origin must be listed on PC. Logs must be safeguarded with a secure cover or otherwise segregated after treatment and cannot be stored directly on soil.
o Logs must be treated with:
§ Methyl Bromide (Tarp or Chamber) 41 to 59F 7.5lbs/1000ft3 for 16hrs; 60 or above 5lbs/1000ft3 for 16hrs

● Without Bark:
o Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) is required. State of origin must be listed on PC. Logs must be safeguarded with a secure cover or otherwise segregated after inspection and/or treatment (if required) and cannot be stored directly on soil.
o Additional Declaration (AD), "The logs in this shipment are without bark."
o Individual logs must have less than 5% bark on the surface area and the entire shipment must have less than 2% bark overall.

Logs (Hardwood) from SC and VA
● With Bark:
o Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) is required. State of origin must be listed on PC. The treatment facility must be listed in the treatment section in the additional information box. Logs must be safeguarded with a secure cover or otherwise segregated after treatment and cannot be stored directly on soil.
o Logs must be treated with Methyl Bromide (tarp or chamber):
§ 41 to 59F 7.5lbs/1000ft3 for 24 hours
§ 60 or above 5lbs/1000ft3 for 24 hours

● Without Bark:
o Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) is required. State of origin must be listed on PC. Logs must be safeguarded with a secure cover or otherwise segregated after inspection and/or treatment (if required) and cannot be stored directly on soil.

Additional Declaration (AD), "The logs in this shipment are without bark."
Logs must have less than 5% bark on the surface area.
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