GENERAL PEST CONTROL
TERMITE BAITING SYSTEM
ANT BAITING SYSTEM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
REGULATIONS FOR QUARANTINE TREATMENT OF IMPORT AND EXPORT PLANT ( KOREA )
standards and methods
Purpose of the regulation
effectively control pests and prevent in advance various harmful accident
anticipated when applying treatment
agent conducting treatment
treatment on import and export plants shall be conducted by a pest control
agent, and heat treatment of import and export wood and wood packaging
materials by a heat treatment company.
oChemical spraying, dust coating,
dipping, dry heat, heat, cold temperature, vapor heat treatment, submersion and
hot water dipping can be applied by exporters them selves
of importing grains, gourds, woods and bamboos using aircrafts, vessels,
vehicles suspected of having regulated pests, or through dedicated vessels,
ship inspection can be conducted and if an importer submits disinfection plan
for the whole ship, vessel inspection can be left out and disinfection can be
Treatment standards and methods
of plants and pests which were not mentioned in the treatment standards shall
be carried out in compliance with biology and characteristics of similar plants
Plants for consumption shall first apply fumigation agent PH3
methods include fumigation, chemical spraying, dust coating, dipping, dry heat,
heat, cold temperature, vapor heat, submersion and hot water soaking.
shall be applied according to the inspection lot.
inspection was conducted on the whole volume, treatment shall be applied to the
inspection was conducted based on the inspection lot, treatment shall be
applied to each inspection lot.
the importer wants destruction or return more than treatment:
after submitting consent form;
required to conduct disinfection before destruction, destroy or return after
of plants imported via post, treatment can be applied after receiving consent
from the owner or the agent by phone or verbally.
In case a
long period of time is required for inspection due to difficulties in
identification and classification, caused by death or growth suspension of
pests intercepted during the quarantine, the consignment may be treated,
destroyed or returned.
importer submits treatment plan for the entire volume, the consignment can be
treated even before the identification and classification.
Measures against plants that have concerns for quality damage and phytotoxicity
quarantine inspector who has issued a treatment order for plants that have
concerns for chemical injury shall notify the importer, owner of the
consignment in transit, or agent on the possible quality damage, phytotoxicity
and other damages verbally, by telephone or using methods indicated on the
consignments can be treated only when the treatment consent form is submitted
by the importer.
it would be exempted in case the consignment is required to be treated before
is no consent, the consignment would be destroyed or returned.
Checking of treatment application result and submission of treatment result
and dried agricultural commodities (after the treatment application)
destruction of attached pests - or test insects.
bamboos (after the treatment application)
the final gas concentration conforms to the treatment application standards.
if the concentration is below the standards due to time lapse after opening the
door, check for destruction of attached pests.
oMain ship: 15mg/ℓ in tent 24
hours treatment 15mg/ℓ, 48 hours treatment over 12mg/ℓ (in case of sawn woods
oThe minimum dosage is 10g and
plants (fruits, vegetables, and seeds and seedlings) (for application and
Check final gas concentration and destruction of attached pests or test
Application of dust coating will substitute treatment effect
(after treatment application)
the final gas concentration conforms to treatment application standards.
of container treatment, container sampling standard in Guidelines for Import
Plant Quarantine notified by Director-General of National Plant Quarantine
Service should be applied in checking the door opening.
control operator should compile the report of the fumigation result and submit
it to the plant quarantine officer present.
details of treatment should be recorded in the daily record of import and
export plant fumigation or put in to the information system.
of a treatment certificate of wood in transit from another country or being
checking the treatment result report submitted by the pest control operator, a
treatment certificate will be issued.
the cargo hold cover of sealed subject of fumigation, door, or tarpaulin is
open or damaged before the expected opening time.
attached pests or test insects are alive or in case the result falls short of
the treatment standards
the final gas concentration for fresh plants falls short of the treatment
standards, revised standards may be applied.
standards for export plants
for export or plants in negotiation with export partner should be first
applicable to requirements of the importing country.
.Upon request by an importing country, details of treatment shall be included
in the additional description.
of pest control and facility inspection
registration of pest control business, onsite survey should be carried out to
check the facilities and equipments and if it is deemed as appropriate, the
registration form will be issued.
inspect the manpower, facilities and equipments of pest control operator more
than once a year and if it is deemed inadequate, improvements should be made.
control operator intending to register for the use of treatment marking for
wood packages must manufacture treatment marking and submit an application for
actions against pest control operator and things to comply by the treatment industries
·In case a
pest control operator carried out poor treatment applications including
fumigation and chemical spray, or in case threatened the safety of the
fumigated item, in order to prevent dangers of fumigation, administrative
actions may be taken against non-compliances.
control operators and fumigation facility operators shall comply with relevant
regulations of the laws including Plant Protection Act, its enforcement decree
and enforcement regulations; import and export plant quarantine treatment
regulations; and Agrochemicals Control Act, its enforcement decree and
of pest control technology
wishing to become a pest control technical expert should complete the training
of pest control technology provided by the president of Korea Import and Export
Plant Biocontrol Association and take supplementary training in every 3 years.
and management of fumigation facilities
intending to use a storage, container, silo or barge as a fumigation facility
should first equip facilities in accordance with "standards for fumigation
facility" and apply for fumigation facility check, and the facility will
be confirmed as a fumigation facility based on the result of document review
and onsite inspection.
period of fumigation facility check is from 1 year to 3 years depending on a
facility. In case there are any changes to the facility, application for
changes must be made.