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  Quarantine entry must be lodged. Import permit is not required. Consignment will be inspected on arrival to ensure that it is free from contamination and/or infestation.

Consignment should be packed in packaging that is free of live insects, seeds, soil, mud, clay, animal material, plant material and other debris.

If item is subject to CITES, refer to the Department of Environment website on www. environment.gov.au or email [email protected]

 

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
Guam x x  Guam and Hawaii as US territories have very strict regulations for the protection of marine/ aquatic plants and animals. United States Department of Agriculture/ Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR)

 

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.

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.

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

(if treated in another country)

x x  

x

 

x  Items need to be treated prior to export.

Imported items that have been 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

DAVAR
 New Zealand  √ x  √ x  The import of certain specified handicraft products of animal origin are regulated by the NZ Import Health Standard for Ornamental Products of Animal Origin these items include handicrafts that have shells, and other non CITES marine ornaments. The conditions that must be complied with are to have 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

 

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  CITES permit is required and NES inspection. Depending on the number of items they may be an additional fee. Bureau of Marine Resources
PNG x x x

(if treated in PNG)

x  Items for export may need to be fumigated. Once exporter has complied with import conditions for items in country items are to be exported to, NAQIA may then issue a certificate. Import of animal or animal products require an import permit from relevant organisations and NAQIA prior to import. Presentation of original permit is required for biosecurity clearance of goods.

 

    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  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, Quarantine Division
Solomon Islands

(red feather money)

x x x x

(if CITES listed)

 Export of handicrafts made from shells require a permit from the Fisheries Department, or from the Environment Department if item is CITES listed.  Fisheries Departmnet or from the Environment Department if made from an item that is CITES listed
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia 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.

   Mnistere 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  Items to be taken out of Tonga may need to be treated. 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.

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  Export of handicrafts made from marine animals require an approval from the Fisheries Department. If handicrafts are made from shells that are CITES listed, then refer to CITES related requirements.

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

 

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

 Handicrafts brought in by tourists who transit through Wallis and Futuna are inspected at borders. Handicrafts that are bought from shops are usually allowed through while those made at home get more scrutiny by border officials.

 

 BIVAP

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