Customer Advisories and Announcements

USDA Suspends Wood Crafts Imports from China Effective April 1, 2005

Suspension applies to Wood Crafts that contain wooden logs, limbs, branches, or twigs greater than 1 centimeter in diameter and with intact bark due to the potential to introduce wood-boring quarantine pests into the United States from China.

Please note: Manufactured wood items that have been heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide and have had 100 percent of the bark removed are not subject to the import suspension.

3) Heat Treatment requirements according to 7CFR Part319.40:


Below is the APHIS weblinkregarding the Craft Suspension FAQs which will help customers determine whether their crafts are subject to the suspension or not:


Lisa M. Stone, GM Compliance
"K" Line America, Inc
8730 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-560-2089