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  √  x x

 

x  An import permit is not required. Supplier or exporter should provide documentary evidence (for example commercial invoice, packing list or phytosanitary certificate) to identify the plant material, including the botanical name. If the fibre has been processed in to an article the document should also identify the type of article and the level of processing. Products which include wood, cane or bamboo must also comply with the import conditions for these commodities (see ICON).

Consignment should be free of seeds, live insects, animal debris and other quarantine risk material prior to arrival in Australia.

Container cleanliness, packaging and dunnage certification requirements are outlined in the Non-Commodity Information Requirements Policy.

Consignments of fibre articles can be released upon presentation of documents that clearly describe that the product as manufactured article. All documents must meet DAFF minimum documentary requirements. Consignments may be subject to a random inspection. Consignments not accompanied by valid documentation and raw and unprocessed, bulk or baled fibre require inspection to verify that they are not fresh and are free of quarantine risk material.

Consignments not accompanied by valid documentation and raw and unprocessed, bulk or baled fibre require inspection to verify that they are not fresh and are free of quarantine risk material

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

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Cook Islands x x x x x x  No conditions specified for this commodity  Ministry of Agriculture, Biosecurity Division
Fiji x x x x x x  No conditions specified for this commodity. Entry may be refused if products are infested with disease or pests.   Biosecurity Authority of Fiji

 

Guam x x x x x  Certification is provided as a service to Guam based applicants based on three requirements of the foreign country that products are intended to be sent/taken to. After assessing items, the ACO issues a Phytosanitary Certificate, Phytosanitary Certificate for Reexport or an Export Certificate for Processed Plant products. USDA can refuse to issue a certification needed for export if the items do not meet phytosanitary checks, if the commodities are regulated, or if the exporter does not undertake the necessary fumigation, processing, etc.

Phytosanitary certificates must have been issued not more than 14 days before dispatch. If there are several points of transit, then the consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate of the country of origin together with a declaration of re-export from the last country of dispatch.

Fumigated with Methyl Bromide or Formalin and certification attached. If insects are found, items will be fumigated onsite, re-exported or destroyed. The treatment will be at the expense of the owner or their agent.

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

 

Hawaii x x x x x
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.

Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development
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  If a product is prohibited in the country of destination the Quarantine Officer may refuse to issue clearance. The Quarantine Officer can refuse to issue certifications needed for export if the commodities don’t meet phytosanitary checks, if the commodities are regulated, or if the exporter does not undertake the necessary fumigation, processing, etc.

Any products that are infested may be sent to quarantine for treatment and it is later released. Grass, and palm fronds, wall and roof thatching are prohibited entry. If a product is prohibited in the country of destination the Quarantine Officer may refuse to issue clearance. The Quarantine Officer can refuse to issue certifications needed for export if the commodities don’t meet phytosanitary checks, if the commodities are regulated, or if the exporter does not undertake the necessary fumigation, processing, etc.

Any products that are infested may be sent to quarantine for treatment and it is later released. Grass, and palm fronds, wall and roof thatching are prohibited entry.

Handicrafts and products that are processed, manufactured and well treated may be cleared without a permit so long as they are found clean of pests, viable seeds and infestation. Treatment is still advised.

New Caledonia x x

 

x x x

 

x  Handicrafts are not usually cleared New Caledonia prior to export. They are checked/ cleared at country of destination.

Import of baskets is cleared upon inspection.

DAVAR
 New Zealand  √ x x  All products must be visibly free of any pests, infestation, soil, unintentional wood or bark, seeds and any other material deemed a biosecurity risk. Products should be commercially packed and prepared. Products should have been bleached, dried and dyed and have clear and detailed labels. For clean Pacific style, hand woven products, mats (including fine mats made from Pandanus spp.) a phytosanitary certificate issued by the exporting country is required. For products that do not meet biosecurity requirements, fumigation (SPT1) will be required at the discretion of the MPI inspector  Ministry of Primary Industries
Niue x x x x x x  Entry of all plant products must only be through port of Alofi, the Hanan International Airport, the Post Office at Alofi. All plant based products shall be subject to treatment for the prevention of entry of disease or pest or if necessary, destruction or re-exported to the country of origin as deemed necessary.

Niue specifies that entry of handicrafts made from plant material may enter subject to inspection and treatment as required. So long as these handicrafts do not contain any material prohibited under the regulations.

Where an exporter needs certification to comply with the requirements of the country of destination, Niue will only issue certificates for plants or plant material produced in Niue.

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 x  There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of products made from this commodity. It is advised that exports give written notification to the Biosafety Coordinator with details of the materials used in the products, Taxonomic status, common names and characteristics of products, Country of origin, Risk assessments, Regulatory status in country of export

Visitors to Palau, whether for business, holiday, education and training etc, should prepare a detailed inventory of any handicraft items they intend to bring into Palau. This will help in the clearance process.

 

 Bureau of Agriculture, Ministry of Resources and Development

 

PNG √( for baskets & handicrafts made from pandanus) √( if treated at country of origin) x x  

 

x  Items need to be fumigated with methyl bromide. Once exporter has complied with the import conditions for items in country items are exported to, and has obtained a fumigation certificate, NAQIA may then issue a Phytosanitary Certificate.     NAQIA
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 will advise of requirements for countries of import as well as fumigation, certification and sealing of items. 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 it is later released to the consumer.

Samoa Quarantine Division
Solomon Islands

 

x x x x x x

 

 Items need to be fumigated prior obtaining approval from Quarantine Services for export. Handicrafts made from plants or plant products require approval from the Forestry Department.

There are no restrictions on imports by Quarantine Services. Items may be treated if there are signs of contamination.

  Biosecurity Solomon Islands
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia x 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 reflect the actual requirements. Consult the database EPI on import conditions.

In general, you should do first, an application for an import license. This will be 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.

Upon arrival of the goods, inform the Department of Plant Protection will carry out the inspection. You must present the original import permit and phytosanitary certificate.

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 .

The import of plant fibre items is subject to previously obtaining an import permit on which the import and treatment conditions are specified.

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 x  Requirements of country to which the handicrafts are being taken to need to be established and met. Exporters need to take handicrafts to Biosecurity Tonga for inspection and/or treatment. Handicrafts 

Handicrafts imported into Tonga are inspected. If there is infestation, items are taken for treatment

 Quarantine 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. 

For export documents such as phytosanitary certification there are fees allocated for this processing. This is detailed in the Table of Fees

Ministry of Agriculture
Vanuatu x x x x x x  tems for export need to be fumigated. Fumigation is done by Biosecurity Vanuatu.

Handicrafts made from plants or plant products (not CITES listed) require an approval from the Forestry Department. 

There are no restrictions on imports. Items will be inspected and may be treated if there are signs of contamination.

 Biosecurity Vanuatu and Forestry Department
Wallis and Futuna x x x x x  Export of all handicraft items require a certificate of approval from BIVAP prior to being taken outside Wallis and Futuna.

Handicrafts brought in by tourists who transit through Wallis and Futuna are inspected at borders. Those handicrafts that are bought from shops are usually allowed through. Handicrafts made at home are subject to closer scrutiny.

  BIVAP

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