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.

Each consignment must be free of live insects, soil, seeds and other quarantine risk material prior to arrival in Australia. Any packaging used with the consignment must be clean. If live insects are found the products are subject to treatment at the importer’s expense. Products should be commercially treated or sprayed with insecticide, and have certification from their National Plant Protection Organisation which verifies that the product is free of insects. Recommended methods of treatment include fumigation with Methyl Bromide, Gamma Radiation and Cold storage.

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    Ministry of Agriculture, Biosecurity Division
Fiji x x   Biosecurity Authority of Fiji

 

Guam x x x x x x  

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

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  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 may enter subject to inspection and treatment as required. 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.

Imported items are checked at borders and fumigated if necessary.

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 tapa cloth mats 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 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 x x x  

x

 

x  There are no export requirements for this as it is not a PNG product. For import, items must be clean and free of insects. They should be fumigated with methyl bromide and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate from country of origin. Items will be inspected on arrival by a NAQIA officer and may be fumigated if it has not been done at country of origin.     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 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.

Risk analysis at customs. Any items that are infested may be sent to Quarantine for treatment and it is later released to the consumer.

Ministry of Agriculture, Samoa Quarantine Division
Solomon Islands

 

x 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   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.

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 .

CITES list will also be consulted

 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   Tonga has an open door policy for export of handicrafts. The requirements of country to which the handicrafts are being taken to, however, need to be established and met e.g. tapa can be taken to Fiji without a Phytosanitary Certificate.

Exporters or people who need to take handicrafts out of Tonga need to take items 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.

  BIVAP

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