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  There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of products made from this commodity.   Biosecurity Authority of Fiji

 

Guam x x x x x x  Items will be inspected on arrival and may be released. United States Department of Agriculture/ Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

 

Hawaii x 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 x x x x  All products must be imported only through a designated official point of entry which include: Airport: Nauru International Airport, Nauru Boat Harbour and/ or Anibare Community Channel, Nauru General Post Office.

Plant and Animal Quarantine Entry Permits Application must be made prior to arrival/ entry of products.

If any product or goods imported is suspected to be carrying a pest it shall be detained and treated and/ or destroyed.

Ministry of Agriculture
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 x  Most often cleared without treatment so long as no seeds are present and the gourd has been thoroughly dried  Ministry of 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 x   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 √( if treated at country of origin) x 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  No conditions specified for this commodity Samoa Quarantine Division
Solomon Islands

 

x x x x x

 

 Items for export need to be fumigated prior to obtaining approval from Quarantine Services.

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 & Ministry of Forestry & Research
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia x x x x x x   No conditions specified for this commodity
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  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 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  Items 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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