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

 

 Seeds must be free of live insects, soil, disease symptoms, prohibited seeds, other plant material (e.g. leaf, stem, fruit pulp, pods, etc.), animal material (e.g. animal faeces, feathers, etc.) and any other extraneous contamination of quarantine concern.

All products in the consignment must be labelled with full botanical names of the seeds and other materials.

Additional Documents required: Invoice or packing list Manufacturers declaration

Recommended treatments: Methyl Bromide, Cold storage Store at -18°C for 7 consecutive days starting when the core temperature of the consignment reaches -18°C. A core temperature of -18°C must be maintained over 7 consecutive days.

List of permitted species where Import permit is not required. However conditions listed above must be fulfilled:

Jobs tears, Coix lacryma-jobi

Red beed tree, Abrus precatorius

Wild tamarind, Eucaena leucocephala

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 

Cook Islands x x x x x x  Seeds must be free of live insects, soil, disease symptoms, prohibited seeds, other plant material (e.g. leaf, stem, fruit pulp, pods, etc.), animal material (e.g. animal faeces, feathers, etc.) and any other extraneous contamination of quarantine concern.  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  Seeds are rarely permitted entry
Hawaii 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.

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  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  Items should not carry seeds to be eligible for export. Import of items with seeds are prohibited e.g. flower necklaces with seeds DAVAR
 New Zealand  √ x x x  Heat treatment (SPT4) OR Irradiation (PPT2). If seeds are drilled through the seed embryo, no treatment is required.  Ministry of Primary Industries
Niue 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  Seeds should be drilled and threaded. Products will be inspected on arrival and should be fumigated with Methyl Bromide and certification attached. Products will also require a post-entry quarantine as specified on permit.

 

 Bureau of Agriculture, Ministry of Resources and Development

 

PNG x x  

√ (if fumigated at PNG)

 

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

Import of items made from plant or plant products are to be clean and free of pests or borers. Items must be fumigated with methyl bromide at country of origin and should be accompanied by a Phytosanitary Certificate from the National Plant Protection or Quarantine Authority. Items will be inspected on arrival by a NAQIA officer and may be fumigated if it has not been fumigated 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
Solomon Islands

 

x x x x x  

x

 

 Export of handicrafts containing seeds need an approval from the Forestry Department. There are no restrictions on imports by Quarantine Services but items may be treated on arrival if there are signs of contamination.

 

  Ministry of Forestry & Research
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia 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. Fumigated with methyl bromide and certification attached.
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   For export, requirements of the country to which handicrafts are being taken to need to be established and met. 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, then Biosecurity Tonga will take items 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.  Ministry of Agriculture
Vanuatu x x x x x √ (if CITES listed)  Export of handicraft items containing seeds need an approval from either the Forestry Department, or if CITES listed, from the Environment Department.

There are no restrictions on imports but items will be inspected by Biosecurity Vanuatu and may be treated if there are signs of contamination.

 Environment Department
Wallis and Futuna x x x  Export of all handicrafts 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. Handicrafts bought from shops are usually allowed through while those made at home will get more scrutiny.

  BIVAP

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