US Border Protection reserves the right to inspect any ‘personal use’ firewood crossing into the USA from Mexico (including both hardwood and softwood/conifer). Other rules apply to commercial firewood movement, please see manuals and codes below. Naturally occuring populations of an insect closely related to the goldspotted oak borer, an invasive insect killing trees in southern California, are found in Central Mexico- underscoring the importance of not transporting firewood from Mexico into the United States. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 24 March 2016.
Mexico Web Resources:
- No Mueva La Leña, Don’t Move Firewood’s Spanish language site
- Federal Register, Importation of Unmanufactured Wood Articles From Mexico (from Mexico to USA)
- USDA APHIS Miscellaneous and Processed Products Import Manual, Table 3-171 found on PDF pages 204 and 205 (from Mexico to USA)
- Code of Regulations Title 7 Agriculture 300 – 399, Code 319.40–3 found starting on PDF pg 288 and native document pg 278 (from Mexico to USA)
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