Blanket Order in Council 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.

The Notice to Exporters was updated August 8, 2019:

Do you have questions about blanket OIC exemptions on the coast?

Blanket Orders in Council are in effect for the following areas:

Area OIC #/Year Issued. Listed in  sequential order Description
Nass Timber Exemption

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, 1.4MB) 

Mid Coast -

North Coast -

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

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

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

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

Soo Timber Exemption

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