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

 

 √  An import permit is not required.

A Quarantine Entry must be lodged for each consignment. Each consignment will be inspected on arrival to ensure freedom from contamination and/or infestation by extraneous materials.

Each consignment should be packed in clean and new packaging and must be free of live insects, seeds, soil, mud, clay, animal material (such as faeces), plant material (such as straw, twigs, leaves, roots, bark) and other debris prior to arrival in Australia

 

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  Export and CITES permit can be issued if the clam shell is being taken to a country that requires these permits. It is advisable to check these requirements before travelling to a country.
Fiji  Export is prohibited with no exemptions. May leave the country for cultural/ ceremonial purposes but must be returned to the country, this can be done only with a Permit from Ministry of Indigenous Affairs for Tabua

There are exemptions for Queen conch shell, strombus gigas only CITES items if they are classified as personal effects or tourist souvenirs. This exemption applies only to individuals entering or leaving Fiji that have these items in their possession for personal use. The exemptions are:

Queen conch (strombus gigas) – maximum of 3 specimens per person.

 Ministry of Indigenous Affairs for Tabua
Guam  Guam and Hawaii as US territories have very strict regulations for the protection of marine/ aquatic plants and animals.

As US territory Guam and Hawaii are obligated to the CITES convention, any items that may contain CITES products that they are aware of are referred to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for the necessary permits. Once they receive this permit it is attached to Quarantine export permits and certification to detail origin.

United States Department of Agriculture/ Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR)

 

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.

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  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  

 

 

 

 Export of items covered by CITES requires approval from DAVAR. Approvals are given electronically and printout should be given with application to Customs officials at border. Person should retain a copy of the application and approval (together with related items) to show at transit and arrival ports.

Border officials will check to ensure that CITES items imported from another country has met related “export” requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

DAVAR
 New Zealand  √  √  √  √  These are regulated species and therefore require the necessary certification.  Department of Conservation
Niue x x x x x x  No conditions specified for this commodity

 

 Not specified
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  

 

 Export of items covered by CITES requires an approval from the PNG Department of Environment and Conservation.

Border officials will check to ensure that CITES items imported from another country have met related “export” requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

 

    PNG Department of Environment and Conservation
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 where a risk analysis and inspection is conducted and products. Any items that are infested may be sent to Quarantine for treatment and later released to the consumer.

Although Samoa is not signed to the CITES convention, any items that may contain CITES products that they are aware of are referred to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for the necessary permits. Once they receive this permit it is attached to Quarantine export permits and certification to detail origin.

 Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Solomon Islands

 

 

 

 Export of items covered by CITES requires an approval from the Solomon Islands’ Environment Department.

Border officials will check to ensure that CITES items imported from another country have met related “export” requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

  Environment Department
Tahiti Nui/ French Polynesia  Declaration at Customs where a risk analysis and inspection is conducted on products. Any items that are infested may be sent to Quarantine for treatment and later released to the consumer.

As a French territory, Tahiti is obligated to the CITES convention, any items that may contain CITES products that they are aware of are referred to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for the necessary permits. Once they receive this permit it is attached to Quarantine export permits and certification to detail origin. 

   
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  CITES listed items in other countries cannot be exported from Tonga as Tonga is not yet a signatory to the CITES Convention.
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  Export of items covered by CITES requires an approval from the Vanuatu Environment Department.

Border officials will check to ensure that CITES items imported from another country have met related “export” requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

 

 Environment Department
Wallis and Futuna Export of items covered by CITES are sent to the Environment Department who then send their recommendations to the French Representative in Wallis and Futuna. For complicated cases, the export submissions are sent directly to New Caledonia or the National Museum in France.

Border officials will check to ensure that CITES items imported from another country have met related “export” requirements from that other country and that all necessary documentation is attached to the item.

  Environment Department and French Representative on Wallis and Futuna, or New Caledonia or National Museum in France

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