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.

A Quarantine Entry must be lodged for each consignment.

All material in the consignment must be labelled with full botanical names i.e. genus and species and be commercially packaged. Alternatively, a manufacturer’s declaration that states the botanical name of the product can be presented. All material in the consignment must be thoroughly dried and not capable of propagation. Consignment should be free of seeds, live plant parts, live insects and other quarantine risk material prior to arrival in Australia.

Packaging used with the consignment must be clean and new. 7. Containers, timber packing, pallets or dunnage associated with the consignment will be subject to inspection and treatment on arrival, unless certified as having been treated by an DAFF approved method.

Consignments require a full unpack and inspection at a Quarantine approved premises to verify that the material is commercially packaged in clean packages, is labelled correctly with botanical names, is dried and is free of other quarantine risk material.

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 

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  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  Allowed only with CITES and all other necessary documentation.  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.

 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

 

 No local ferns are to be exported except re-export of ferns imported from Vanuatu. Export of CITES items requires an approval from DAVAR.

Imported items are checked at borders and fumigated if necessary. Carved ferns need to be fumigated before clearance by biosecurity officials. Border officials will check to ensure that CITES items imported from another country have met related export requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

DAVAR
 New Zealand  √ x x x  There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of products made from this commodity.  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

 

 Export of tree ferns which are CITES listed require an approval from the PNG Department of Environment and Conservation.

Border officials will check to ensure that CITES listed items imported from another country has met related export requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

   PNG Department of Environment and Conservation
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  There are no specific requirements relating to import and export of handicrafts made from this commodity
Solomon Islands

 

x x x  

 

 Export of tree fern carvings being covered by CITES requirements an approval from the Solomon Islands Environment Department.

Border officials will check to ensure that CITES items imported from another country have met related export requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

 

  Ministry of Forestry & Research
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia   Allowed only with CITES and all other necessary documentation.
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   Tree ferns, which are a CITES listed item, cannot be exported from Tonga as Tonga is not yet a signatory to the CITES Convention.

There are no import requirements relating to tree ferns.

 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  Export of tree fern carvings being covered by CITES requirements an approval from the Vanuatu Environment Department.

Border officials will check to ensure that CITES items imported from another country have met related export requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

 Environment Department
Wallis and Futuna x x x  Export of items covered by CITES are sent to the Environment Department who then send their recommendations to the French Representative on Wallis and Futuna. For complicated cases, export submissions are sent directly to New Caledonia or the National Museum in France.

Border officials will ensure that CITES items imported from another country has met export requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

  French Representative on Wallis and Futuna through Environment Department. Complicated cases sent to New Caledonia or the National Museum in France

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