Specific Conditions

Country/ Agency Inspection of goods required Import requirements into destination Export requirements from country of origin Other conditions Agency
Import permit Zoosanitary/ Phytosanitary

Certification

CITES permit Export permit Zoosanitary/ Phytosanitary certification CITES permit
 Australia  √  

(commercial)

 

 

 x  Import permit is not required for personal consignment provided it is for personal use, skins on drums are commercially processed and finished, no more than 4 pieces of article and must be treated by Gamma radiation at 50kGray. The skins on drums that have been tanned, cured, treated with methods such as with lime/alkaline and those which are free from all animal hair, veins and subcutaneous tissue are constituted as finished and don’t often need an import permit. The skin should be bleached white in colour and is paper thin.If drums don’t meet these conditions they will be subject to treatment. Importers not wishing to subject their consignment of drums to gamma irradiation treatment must apply for an Import Permit.

Refer to the online Department of Agriculture’s Import Conditions Database (ICON) to verify conditions for particular products. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/online-services/bicon If cultural heritage items are being imported it is advisable to bring the necessary permission documents from Country of Origin. More information and advise is available at the Ministry for the Arts website:  https://www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/cultural-heritage/movable-cultural-heritage

If item is subject to CITES, refer to the Department of Environment website on www. environment.gov.au or email [email protected]

 

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Cook Islands x x x x x x  Skins should be pre-treated with Formalin Fumigation and certification is attached. Items with lizard skin are prohibited.  Ministry of Agriculture, Biosecurity Division
Fiji x x x  Inspectors will often check for evidence of blood, flesh and hair, if found the product is often seized. It is advisable that skins are well treated and commercially processed. It is advised that skins are pre-treated with formalin and certification is attached.   Biosecurity Authority of Fiji

Department of Environment for all CITES related enquiries

Guam  

Import authorisation entry with a VS permit, is required. Inspection of goods will be made on arrival and to ascertain whether skins are from country or region, which is affected, by ASF, Khapra beetle, HPAI or FMD. Skins that not from this region and that have been tanned, hard dried or flint dried, are usually released. Skins from infected regions may be refused or have an appropriate treatment designated onsite.

United States Department of Agriculture/ Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

 

Hawaii
Kiribati x x x x x x

There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of products made from this commodity. Export clearance and certification is granted if biosecurity requirements of the receiving country have been compiled with and if the product is clear of any infestation or contamination. The biosecurity officer can refuse certification if these conditions are not complied with.

If an importing article is found to be infected, infested or contaminated, the article may be detained and treated at the expense of the importer.

Kiribati Quarantine and Inspection Services
Marshall Islands x x x x x x No conditions specified for this commodity.

Entry may be refused into or movement within the republic if they are known to be, or are suspected of being infected or infested with disease or pests.

Ministry of Agriculture
Nauru x x x x x There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of handicrafts made from this commodity. Generally, if handicrafts do not contain any material prohibited or restricted under the quarantine regulations, such handicrafts my enter, subject to inspection and treatment as required.   Ministry of Agriculture
New Caledonia x  

 

(if treated in another country)

x  

 

x  Products are to be processed prior to export. If skin is green or raw, they are banned from export if not accompanied by a certificate indicating that they have been treated. DAVAR
 New Zealand  √ x  √ x  The import of handicraft products of animal origin are regulated by the NZ Import Health Standard for Ornamental Products of Animal Origin these items include products containing hides and skins that have been cleaned, dried, and manufactured into articles and handicrafts for e.g. traditional drums. Cultural heritage items or items of cultural value that are used for performances or decorative purposes containing hides or skins are also regulated under this Import Health Standard. The conditions that must be complied with are to have documentation that identifies the origin of the product and detailed description of the nature of the product.

Packaging must also be free of any contaminants, and must be appropriate given the nature of the goods to effectively contain any potential biosecurity risks.

CITES List will also be consulted.

 Ministry for Primary Industries
Niue x x x x x x  No conditions specified for this commodity

 

Ministry of Agriculture
Norfolk x x x x x There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of handicrafts made from this commodity. Quarantine regulations generally mirror those in Australia. Flights into Norfolk are via Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland and therefore it is likely that you may be subject to quarantine inspection in these countries depending on your time in transit. Norfolk Island Health and Quarantine
Palau x x x x x  If insects are found, items will be fumigated onsite, re-exported or destroyed. Bureau of Agriculture, Ministry of Resources and Development
PNG x x x x  Items may need to be fumigated by gamma radiation. Gamma radiation is expensive. Currently, there are no radiation facilities in PNG and items need to be taken through to Australia for treatment. Radiation can be done in Australia as a post entry treatment, particularly for exports to Australia.

Furs can be treated by formaldehyde. Note that formaldehyde treatment can make product brittle. Once exporter has complied with import conditions for items in country items are to be exported to and fumigation certificate, NAQIA may then issue an Animal Health Certificate or a Phytosanitary Certificate.

Application forms are available from NAQIA. Presentation of original permit is required for biosecurity clearance of goods.

 

NAQIA for biosecurity clearance and Import Permit from relevant organisation
Rapanui x x x x x There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of handicrafts made from this commodity.  Quarantine regulations generally mirror those in Chile as Rapanui (Easter Island) is a province of Chile. Animal and plant products generally need a certificate (“FITOSANITARIO”) issued by the Department of Agriculture. Department of Agriculture
Samoa x x x x x x Quarantine Division can refuse to issue certifications needed for export if the commodities do not meet phytosanitary checks, if the commodities are regulated, or if the exporter does not undertake the necessary fumigation, processing, etc.

Declaration at Customs, where a risk analysis and inspection is conducted. Any items that are infested may be sent to Quarantine for treatment and will later be released to the consumer.

Ministry of Agriculture, Quarantine Division
Solomon Islands

(red feather money)

x x x x  If handicraft is made from an item that is CITES listed, approval from the Environment Department is required.  Environment Department (if made from an item that is CITES listed)
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia x x x x Without an import permit, information provided by the French Polynesian plant protection service regarding phytosanitary requirements is for reference only and may not refelect the actual requirements. Consult the database EPI on import conditions. in general, you should do first, an application for an import license. This will the case when the database EPI on the import conditions does not specifically mention that the permit is not required for an article or commodity given.

The phytosanitary certificate should not be established more than five days before the date on which the products will be shipped or forwarded.

When your import demand relates to a kind not yet approved or a new source, it is subject to a risk analysis on the importation. This is the case if neither the name of the species, nor the country of origin listed in the database EPI .

 

Quarantine and Plant protection, Service du Development rural

Ministere de L’Agriculture

Tokelau x x x x x x There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of handicrafts made from this commodity. However on entry they are subject to a risk analysis and if it is determined that there are biosecurity risks treatment, and/ or any other conditions may need to be complied with in order to clear the products. Ministry of Agriculture
Tonga x x x x x Handicrafts with made from animals or animal derivatives need to be treated. Treatment may include freezing to -18°C for seven consecutive days or fumigation with methyl bromide. freezing can be done by any company that engages in exports from Tonga. Exporters may take items to companies that engage in exports to put the items in their refrigerated containers. Biosecurity Tonga
Tuvalu x x x x x x There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of handicrafts made from this commodity.  However on entry they are subject to a risk analysis and if it is determined that there are biosecurity risks treatment, and/ or any other conditions may need to be complied with in order to clear the products. Ministry of Agriculture
Vanuatu x x x x x Export of handicrafts made from animals or animal derivatives ( aside from marine animals ) require an approval from Biosecurity Vanuatu).

 

 

Biosecurity Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna x x x x All handicraft items require a certificate of approval from BIVAP prior to being taken out of Wallis and Futuna.

All handicraft items containing an animal product must be accompanied by a certificate.

 

BIVAP

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