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  A Quarantine entry is required.

Each shipment should be free from live insects and other quarantine risk material.

Packaging must be clean and new.

All consignments will be subject to inspection on arrival.

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  Fumigate with Methyl Bromide or Formalin and certification attached.   Ministry of Agriculture, Biosecurity Division
Fiji x x x x x x  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  Certification is provided as a service to Guam based applicants based on three requirements of the foreign country that products are intended to be sent/taken to. After assessing items, the ACO issues a Phytosanitary Certificate, Phytosanitary Certificate for Reexport or an Export Certificate for Processed Plant products. USDA can refuse to issue a certification needed for export if the items do not meet phytosanitary checks, if the commodities are regulated, or if the exporter does not undertake the necessary fumigation, processing, etc.

Phytosanitary certificates must have been issued not more than 14 days before dispatch. If there are several points of transit, then the consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate of the country of origin together with a declaration of re-export from the last country of dispatch.

Fumigated with Methyl Bromide or Formalin and certification attached. If insects are found, items will be fumigated onsite, re-exported or destroyed. The treatment will be at the expense of the owner or their agent.

Materials made from palm frond that are processed by bleaching, dying, painted or shellacked and are crafted or woven are inspected on arrival and may be released.

United States Department of Agriculture/ Animal & 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  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. Items should not carry raw earth.

Import of items are cleared upon inspection.

DAVAR
 New Zealand  √ x x  Products must be clean and free of seeds, pests, soil, animal material and any other contamination.  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 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.

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

Import of handicrafts made from plant or plant products are to be clean, free of pest or borers. They must be fumigated with methyl bromide at the country of origin and 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  Quarantine Division will advise of requirements for countries of import as well as fumigation, certification and sealing of items. 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.

Declaration at Customs where 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.

Samoa Quarantine Division
Solomon Islands

 

x x x x x x

 

 Items need to be fumigated prior obtaining approval from Quarantine Services for export. 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
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia x x x x   If products come from a country infested by coconut quarantine pests, an additional questionnaire will need to be filled and products will be seized until full risk analysis is conducted.     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 country to which the handicrafts are being taken to need to be established and met. Exporters need to take handicrafts to Biosecurity Tonga for inspection and/or treatment. Handicrafts 

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  For export, handicrafts will need 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
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. Those handicrafts that are bought from shops are usually allowed through. Handicrafts made at home are subject to closer scrutiny.

  BIVAP

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