The preservative treatment specification used in Fiji is outlined. Reference is made to a basic end use classification and to locally approved treatment processes, preservatives and retention levels. Amenability ratings are defined and penetration requirements for broad commodities indicated. Currently commercial operations rely entirely on pressure treatment with copper-chrome-arsenic multisalts and sodium arsenite - sodium pentachlorophenate formulations. The specification ie not at present mandatory, but legislation governing all aspects of commercial preservative treatment is currently being considered.