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  

 

Consignment must be free of contamination. Consignment will be subject to inspection. If contamination found upon inspection, then consignment will be treated. Refer to treatment options in appendix A

Some animal products may be regulated by wildlife legislations and require import permits. See the following link: http://www.environment.gov.au/toPICTs/threatened-species-ecological-communities

Refer to the online Department of Agriculture’s Import Conditions Database (ICON) to verify conditions for particular products. http://apps.daff.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent. asp
 

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Cook Islands x x x x x If insects are found, items will be fumigated onsite, re exported or destroyed.  Ministry of Agriculture, Biosecurity Division
Fiji x   Inspectors will often check for evidence of blood, flesh and hair. If any of these is found, the item is seized. CITES list will be checked  Biosecurity Authority of Fiji

Department of Environment for all CITES related enquiries

Guam x x  

Items made from bone, teeth or horns from cattle, sheep, goat or other ruminants that are fully furnished into a final product and do not require any additional processing, will be permitted entry. If they are not fully furnished then they need to be accompanied by a VS permit (Veterinary Services). Items that lack a VS permit but are from New Zealand, Australia or Fiji, and have an export certificate, and a Certificate of Origin may be released. Items from regions affected with BSE (commonly known as mad cow disease) are to be accompanied by a VS permit and may be subject to treatment on arrival.

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

 

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 compiled 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.

Kiribati Quarantine and Inspection Services
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 my enter, subject to inspection and treatment as required.   Ministry of Agriculture
New Caledonia x x x  

 

x Items need to be treated prior to export. Import of wool and animal hair is cleared if treated, otherwise it is prohibited. Bones, horns, tusks are cleared for import if treated. Items treated in another country need to be accompanied by a certificate indicating that they have been treated and the certificate is to be issued by a veterinary authority. If items do not a live or banned substance, the certificated is accepted and items are cleared. DAVAR
 New Zealand  √ x  √ x  The import of handicraft products of animal origin are regulated by the NZ Import Health Standard for Ornamental Products of Animal Origin. Products must be processed/ manufactured articles derived from horn, bone, beak, tusk and tooth such as jewellery. Products must be free of adherent fat, muscle, sinew, blood, extraneous organic material, infestation, and evidence of decay. Documentation that identifies the origin of the product and detailed description of the nature of the product.

Packaging must also be free of any contaminants, and must be appropriate given the nature of the goods to effectively contain any potential biosecurity risks.

CITES List will also be consulted. 

 Ministry for Primary Industries
Niue x x x x x x  No conditions specified for this commodity

 

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
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  If insects are found, items will be fumigated onsite, re-exported or destroyed Bureau of Agriculture, Ministry of Resources and Development
PNG x x x x  Items may need to be fumigated by gamma radiation. Gamma radiation is expensive. Currently, there are no radiation facilities in PNG and items need to be taken through to Australia for treatment. Radiation can be done in Australia as a post entry treatment, particularly for exports to Australia.

Furs can be treated by formaldehyde. Note that formaldehyde treatment can make product brittle.

Once exporter has complied with import conditions for items in country items are to be exported to and fumigation certificate, NAQIA may then issue an Animal Health Certificate or a Phytosanitary Certificate.

Application forms are available from NAQIA. Presentation of original permit is required for biosecurity clearance of goods.

 

NAQIA for biosecurity clearance and Import Permit from relevant organisation
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 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.

Ministry of Agriculture, Quarantine Division
Solomon Islands

(red feather money)

x x x x

(if CITES listed)

 Export of handicrafts made from marine animals (e.g. fish bones) require an approval from the Fisheries Department with final approval from the Environment Department. If handicraft is CITES listed, then approval is required from Environment Department.  Fisheries Department and Environment Department
Tahiti Nui x x x x Without an import permit, information provided by the French Polynesian plant protection service regarding phytosanitary requirements is for reference only and may not reflect the actual requirements. Consult the database EPI on import conditions.

In general, you should do first, an application for an import license. This will the case when the database EPI on the import conditions does not specifically mention that the permit is not required for an article or commodity given.

The phytosanitary certificate should not be established more than five days before the date on which the products will be shipped or forwarded.

When your import demand relates to a kind not yet approved or a new source, it is subject to a risk analysis on the importation. This is the case if neither the name of the species, nor the country of origin listed in the database EPI .

CITES list will also be consulted.

Quarantine and Plant protection, Service du Development rural

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  Some items cannot be accepted into some countries overseas. However, items need to be treated if they are to be taken out of Tonga. Biosecurity 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

(if CITES listed)

Export of handicrafts made from other animals or animal derivatives ( e.g. fur, feathers etc) require an approval from Biosecurity Vanuatu).

Import Requirement:

There are no restrictions on imports of handicrafts except those from Asian countries (e.g. feathers) which will be inspected by Biosecurity Vanuatu or boarder officials and may be treated if there are signs of contamination).

 

Biosecurity Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna x x x x All handicraft items require a certificate of approval from BIVAP prior to being taken outside Wallis and Futuna.

All handicraft items containing an animal product must be accompanied by a certificate.

 

BIVAP

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