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  All wood items must be free of bark, live insects, seeds, soil, plant and animal debris and any infestation. The manufacturing process and species of wood will be considered in determining the biosecurity risk, and may be subject to mandatory treatment. This is also dependent on country of origin. Packaging must also be clean and free of infestation.

Check the Import Conditions Database to verify. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/online-services/bicon

To be safe all products should be treated with certification attached.

Those who import regularly into Australia may apply for an import permit which can facilitate imports for up to 2 years. There are certain standards and conditions that need to be met. Refer to the following link: http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/import/timber/low-risk

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 

Cook Islands x x x x x x  The Cook Islands Prohibited Items list will also be consulted as well as CITES list as some woods are CITES protected. Fumigated with Methyl Bromide and certification attached.   Ministry of Agriculture, Biosecurity Division
Fiji x x x x  Fiji is regulated by the Fiji Islands Forest Decree 1992, which stipulates that certain regulated species need permits for export. The CITES list also have some woods are CITES protected.  

Ministry of Fisheries and Forest

Guam  If items are manufactured, processed or weathered to the extent that pests will be excluded then they may be released after inspection. In some cases, a Heat Treatment Certificate or proof of treatment maybe needed.

Regulated species listed on CITES are subject to CITES permits

 United States Department of Agriculture/ Animal and Plant Health  Inspection Service
Hawaii
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.

Ministry of Agriculture 
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 usually not cleared at New Caledonia prior to export. They are checked/cleared at country of destination.

Items should be free of seeds or earth to be eligible for export.

Imported items will need to be treated well. Otherwise they are treated on arrival

DAVAR
 New Zealand  √ x  √ x  Accepted treatment: Fumigation with methyl bromide or sulphuryl fluoride of filleted or otherwise separated layers, at 80 g/m3 for more than 24 continuous hours, and in a minimum temperature of 10°C. Vacuum fumigated with methyl bromide or sulphuryl fluoride at 64 g/ m3 for more than 4 hours in a minimum temperature of 10°C. Heat treatment at a minimum continuous core temperature of 70°C for more than four hours. CITES list will be consulted.  Ministry of Primary Industries
Niue x x x x x x  If pests or infestation is found, or where there is bark products will be held for treatment at the expense of the importer before release from quarantine is authorized. 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  

 

 

 

PNG x √ (if fumigated at country of origin) x x √ (if fumigated in 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  √ x x x x x x  Declaration at Customs and a risk analysis and inspection is conducted. Any items that are infested may be sent to Quarantine for treatment and it is later released to the consumer  Ministry of Agriculture, Quarantine Division
Solomon Islands

 

x x x x √ (for masks/carvings made from lightwood) x

 

 Items for export need to be fumigated. Masks/carvings made from blackwood/hardwood and properly finished (i.e. varnished) are usually passed with no certification required. Masks/ carvings made from lightwood need to be properly polished/varnished to be passed and require a Phytosanitary Certificate. Handicrafts made from other plants or plant products that are not CITES listed require an approval from Forestry Department.

There are no restrictions on imports of handicrafts by Quarantine Services or border officials and 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   In the absence of an import permit, any information by the French Polynesian plant protection service regarding phytosanitary requirements of the destination countries is provided by way of reference only.

Items which are found to be infested by insects or contaminated by soil, are treated or reexported or destroyed. If no treatment on site is deemed sufficient, the items shall be reexported or destroyed.

For a returning resident to import wooden handicraft objects for his/ her personal use this can be passed without phytosanitary document. An inspection will be conducted to make sure they are free from pests. If any infestation is found the products can treated at the carriers expense, re-exported or destroyed.

Objects containing plant fibres, coconut wood, bamboo pieces that are likely to host insects must be subject to a prior application for an import permit and a treatment.

 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 x   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 their items to Biosecurity Tonga for inspection and/or treatment. Masks/carvings made from hardwood and properly finished (i.e. varnished) are usually passed with no certification required. Masks/carvings made from lightwood need to be inspected and may be treated, if necessary.

Handicrafts imported into Tonga are inspected and may be taken for treatment if there is infestation.

 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. Masks/carvings made from blackwood/hardwood and properly finished (i.e. varnished) are usually passed with no certification required. Masks/ carvings made from lightwood need to be properly polished/varnished to be passed and require a Phytosanitary Certificate. Handicrafts made from other plants or plant products that are not CITES listed require an approval from Forestry Department.

There are no restrictions on imports of handicrafts by Quarantine Services or border officials and may be treated if there are signs of contamination.

 Biosecurity Vanuatu

Forestry Department

Wallis and Futuna x x 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 by border officials.

  BIVAP

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