Canadian Sawn Wood Certification Program
- This phytosanitary system administered by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) aims to eliminate the risk of wood pests being present in sawn wood.
- Sawn wood exported under a CSWCP certificate in addition to other import conditions, may not need further biosecurity intervention upon reaching its destination.
- This system is mandatory for green lumber and in some cases kiln dried lumber.
- Lumber must be free of all pest risk indicators. For example:
- unsound wood,
- live pests
- outer bark
- grub or worm holes
- pin worm holes
- powder worm holes
- other contaminants such as soil, seeds and plant material.
- Currently, Australia is the only country that has accepted this system for phytosanitary certification, at this time.
CMSA will provide knowledge and guidance to members who use this phytosanitary program for their lumber.
- As a third-party industry inspector, CMSA will work with participating members to support their facility as they meet requirements of the program by performing monthly audits.
- Audits include document reviews and lumber inspections.