• Seek permission from the Plant Protection and Quarantine Unit before importing.
  • An import permit is issued outlining the commodities that are permitted and the conditions of import.
  • A Pest Risk Assessment may be necessary before an import permit is issued. This may take up to two months to prepare.

Basic requirements:

  • Commodity must be free from pests, soil and debris.
  • Consignment must have a valid Phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin.
  • Consignment is subject to inspection on arrival.
  • Additional measures may be required for various commodities. These may include but not limited to fumigation, irradiation, chemical treatment and heat treatment etc. The import permit will specify.