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. Any packaging used with the consignment must be clean and new.

Each consignment will be subject to an inspection to verify that it is not green or fresh and is free of live insects. If live insects are found on inspection, the consignment will be treated with one of the following treatments – Methyl bromide (T9047, T9075),Heat treatment (T9968), Gamma irradiation (T9924).

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 

Australia Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS)

Cook Islands x x x x x x  There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of products made from this commodity.   Ministry of Agriculture, Biosecurity Division
Fiji x x  Fumigated with methyl bromide or formalin and certification attached. Packed and free of any insects and dust. Exporter should check the regulations of the country of intended import. A phytosantiary certificate may be needed for some countries particularly Australia and New Zealand.   Biosecurity Authority of Fiji

 

Guam x x x x x x  Items that are manufactured and finished will be inspected on arrival and may be released if they are satisfactorily processed.  United States Department of Agriculture/ Animal and 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.

Nauru x x x  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.

Grass, bamboo, cane and palm fronds, wall and roof thatching are prohibited entry. Manufactured bamboo and cane furniture may be imported.

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  Fumigated with Methyl Bromide, Heat Treated  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  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  

 

( if fumigated)

 

x  Items for export need to be fumigated with a high dose of methyl bromide. Once exporter has complied with import conditions in country items are to be exported to, and has obtained a fumigation certificate, NAQIA may then issue a Phytosanitary Certificate.

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

 

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.

  Ministry of Forestry & Research
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia x x x x x x   There are no specific requirements relating to import and exports of products made from 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

(if required by country of destination)

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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