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Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has released the table of highly processed wooden articles.

The following articles and parts are highly processed wooden articles.

  • Balsa wood and Balsa wood articles
  • Blocks, sticks and tank staves used for alcohol production
  • Book and album covers, wall plaques, trophy stands
  • Bracelets and items worn as jeweler
  • Brushes (import conditions for materials other than wood must also be met)
  • Clogs
  • Clothing related — including clothes hangers, shoe stretchers and trees and cedar balls
  • Commercially made stringed instruments
  • Craft related items including knitting needles, quilting hoops, crotchet hooks, buttons, beads and balls
  • Display stands and easels
  • Dowling — including dowling in manufactured articles
  • Imitation jeweler
  • Kitchen items including plates, bowls, pot/pan handles, lids, handheld utensils, knife blocks and boards for the preparation or service of food including the case these items are packed in
  • Laminated and engineered flooring that is ready for use
  • MDF items
  • Medical instruments
  • Mobile phone cases
  • New sporting goods
  • Pencils and pens (excludes pencils/pens containing bark)
  • Picture frames including framing for canvases
  • Plywood, laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and veneer sheets (excluding these goods imported as break-bulk from New Zealand during BPL season)
  • Plywood articles
  • Reconstituted wood products
  • Reeds for musical instruments
  • Religious items including collection salvers, crosses and offertory bowls
  • Shelving and other items used in electric appliances (e.g. wine racks)
  • Skateboards
  • Speakers and sound equipment
  • Stationery and handheld office/school supplies e.g. staplers, rulers and clipboards
  • Thin wooden articles of any length and less than 4mm in height and width
  • Timber and rattan sticks used in oil/perfume diffusers and candles
  • Toilet seats
  • Tool and brush/broom handles
  • Toothpicks
  • Toys, board games and teaching aids
  • Veneer articles
  • Weapons
  • Window dressings including venetian blinds, curtain rods, rings and shutters
  • Wooden barrels for alcohol production excluding barrels containing chestnut bark hoops
  • Wooden cheese boxes
  • Wooden cutlery, chopsticks and food serving utensils
  • Wooden decorative boxes used for bottles of wine and other alcohol
  • Wooden musical instruments and articles used to play musical instruments (excluding those containing barks but including piano stools)
  • Wooden nail files
  • Wooden sticks and decorative boxes used in confectionaryThe list was released on July 29, 2017.



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