Blanket Exemptions

A blanket exemption refers to Orders in Council (OIC) that allow some or all of the timber in a specified geographic region to be exempt from the manufacture requirements in B.C.

UPDATED Notice to Exporters re blanket OIC Exemptions, Aug 8, 2019 (PDF)

Orders in Council

Orders in Council are in effect for the following areas:
Area OIC #/Year Issued Description
Nass Timber Exemption

510/2008 (PDF)
307/2018 (amendment) (PDF)
013/2019 (amendment) (PDF)
423/2019 (amendment) (PDF)

Total permitted volume may not exceed 70% of harvest by tenure during previous 545 days; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress
fee in lieu is $1/m3
order expires July 31, 2024
Northwest Coast Timber Exemption (combination of previous Mid Coast and North Coast Exemptions)

424/2019 (PDF)

Mid Coast - 440/2015 (PDF)
931/2016 (amendment) (PDF)
308/2018 (amendment) (PDF)
012/2019 (amendment) (PDF)

North Coast - 512/2008 (PDF)
213/2013 (amendment) (PDF)
323/2015 (amendment) (PDF)
305/2018 (amendment) (PDF)
015/2019 (amendment) (PDF)

Total permitted volume may not exceed 40% of harvest by tenure during previous 545 days; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress
fee in lieu is $1/m3
order expires July 31, 2024

Cassiar Timber Exemption

(previously part of 513/2008)

421/2019 (amendment) (PDF)

Total permitted volume may not exceed 80% of harvest by tenure during previous 545 days; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress
fee in lieu is $1/m3
order expires July 31, 2024
Northwest Interior Timber Exemption 513/2008 (PDF)
214/2013 (amendment) (PDF)
324/2015 (amendment) (PDF)
306/2018 (amendment) (PDF)
014/2019 (amendment) (PDF)
425/2019 (amendment) (PDF)
Total permitted volume may not exceed 40% of harvest by tenure during previous 545 days; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress
fee in lieu is $1/m3
order expires July 31, 2024
Haida Gwaii Timber Exemption 439/2015 (PDF)
304/2018 (amendment) (PDF)
011/2019 (amendment) (PDF)
422/2019 (amendment) (PDF)
Total permitted volume may not exceed 40% of harvest by tenure during previous 545 days; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress
fee in lieu is $1/m3
order expires July 31, 2024
Meager Creek Timber OIC 004/2016 (PDF) maximum exempted volume is 80,000m3; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress
fee in lieu is 15%, 10%, 5% of domestic value
order expires January 4 2021
Soo Timber Exemption 426/2019 (PDF) Total permitted volume may not exceed 30% of harvest by tenure during previous 545 days; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress
fee in lieu is $1/m3
order expires July 31, 2024