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PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATES
From Triffid Park

Due to strict import laws in each country, we can not send plants, tissue cultured plants or seeds without a phytosanitary certificate if the importing country requires one.

To find out if your country requires a phytosanitary certificate, view the information below.  This information may not be up to date so please visit the Australian Quarantine web site at: http://www.daff.gov.au/micor/plants   
Look up your country, then under GROUP click on NURSERY STOCK,
then under END USE click on PLANTS. 
Then press SUBMIT.
Carnivorous plants are listed as CARNIVOROUS PLANTS on all European countries, but not on most other countries.  You will need to look under O for OTHERS.
Then click on PLANTS-NURSERY STOCK to see if you need an import permit or phytosanitary certificate.

You should still check with your countries customs department for any permits required as the following information and information on the AQIS web site may not be up to date.  It is up to each country to keep the Australian government informed of their importing requirements.  Triffid Park will not be held responsible for any loss of plants due to misinformation with regards to your country's import requirements.


SHARE AN ORDER:

You might like to think about importing with a friend, or contact your local carnivorous plant society to see if someone will share the cost of importing with you into your country.  Visit our Carnivorous Plant Society page to find the society in your country.


CANADA

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration YES



COSTA RICA

There are no restrictions listed for Costa Rica
listed under OTHERS, which means that the Australian Quarantine have not been given them by the Costa Rican government.
If you wish to import into Costa Rica, you will either have to purchase a phytosanitary certificate or you will need to enquire with your quarantine if you need a phytosanitary certificate or not.  If they say that you do not need one, then we need a letter from your quarantine advising us of this to accompany the parcel.
 

EUROPEAN UNION
Members of the EUROPEAN UNION include CYPRUS, ESTONIA, POLAND, FRENCH SOUTHERN STATES, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CHANNEL ISLANDS, DENMARK, SPAIN, UNITED KINGDOM,
IRELAND, PORTUGAL, GREECE, ITALY, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN, IRELAND, NORTH, ISLE OF MAN, SWEDEN, FRENCH GUIANA, GUADELOUPE, FINLAND, LUXEMBURG, MARTINIQUE, NETHERLANDS, SAINT PIERRE, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, MALTA, LATVIA, HUNGARY, SLOVENIA, LITHUANIA, GIBRALTOR
CARNIVOROUS PLANTS are listed under the EU countries with the following information:

PLANTS

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration YES

ADDITIONAL DECLARATION THAT MUST BE ON PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE:
1) The plants originate in Australia, an area which is known to be free from Serpentine leaf miner (Liriomyza huidobrensis) and American serpentine
leaf miner (Liriomyza trifolii),
2) The plants originate in Australia, a place of production which is known to be free from Bacterial ring rot of potato (Clavibacter michiganensis
ssp. sependoniscus), Golden cyst nematode  (Globodera pallida) and New Zealand black wart (Synchytrium endobioticum),
3) Potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) is known not to occur in the place of production,
4) The growing medium, at the time of planting, found free from insects and harmful nematodes and subjected to appropriate examination to ensure that
it was free from other harmful organisms,
5) Since planting appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that the growing medium has been maintained free from harmful organisms,
6) The plants originate in the area of Somerville, Victoria which is known to be free from Melon thrip (Thrips palmi),
7) The plants originate in the area of Somerville, Victoria which is known to be free from Tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Genn.),
8) The plants originate in Australia, a country which is known to be free from Bean golden mosaic virus, Cowpea mild mottle virus, Lettuce infectious
yellow virus, Pepper mild tigré virus and Squash leaf curl virus.

(EXDOC Endorsement No 1545)



HONG KONG

Documentation Required
Import Permit YES
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

To obtain an import permit into Hong Kong contact:
Hong Kong SAR Government Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
5/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road
Kowloon, HONG KONG
Phone: (852) 2150 7000
Fax: (852) 2314 2622

JAPAN
PLANTS

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

TISSUE CULTURE

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

SEEDS

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

 

MEXICO
PLANTS
At this point of time, live plants are not allowed to be imported into
Mexico.  You will need to contact your quarantine department and
discuss this matter.

TISSUE CULTURES

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

SEEDS

Documentation Required
Import Permit YES
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

 

PHILIPPINES
PLANTS

Documentation Required
Import Permit YES
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

TISSUE CULTURES

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

SEEDS

Documentation Required
Import Permit YES
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

SOUTH AFRICA
There are no restrictions listed for South Africa listed under OTHERS, which means that the Australian Quarantine have not been given them by the South African government.
If you wish to import into South Africa, you will either have to purchase a phytosanitary certificate or you will need to enquire with your quarantine if you need a phytosanitary certificate or not.  If they say that you do not need one, then we need a letter from your quarantine on government letterhead advising us of this to accompany the parcel.
However from experience in sending plants to South Africa, the plants need a phytosanitary certificate, but not an import permit.

 

SOUTH KOREA

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

TISSUE CULTURE

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

 

SINGAPORE
PLANTS

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration YES

TISSUE CULTURE

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

SEEDS

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

 

TAIWAN
PLANTS

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

The Taiwan government require an Electronic lodged Phytosanitary certificate - EXDOC.  They will not accept the computer typed phytosanitary certificate's that we use for other countries.
This means that we have had to register Triffid Park with the Australian quarantine EXDOC department to get an exporters number. 
We then had to register each type of plant so that they get their own export number.
We then had to register with a private company called SYSCOB who have the EXDOC program and will produce the electronic certificate on our behalf.
When the AQIS (Australian Quarantine Inspection Service) inspecting officer has inspected your order of plants, they will sign a document, which I then have to fax through to SYSCOB, who will issue the certificate through the Melbourne AQIS office. 
Then this certificate has to be couriered to us, because we have to have the original certificate, we cannot use a faxed copy.
 

TISSUE CULTURE

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

SEEDS

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

 


THAILAND
PLANTS

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate NO
Additional Declaration NO

Restriction for Thailand:
Thailand have advised that all plants/cuttings/budwood (nursery stock material) require a GMO free certificate to accompany the consignment.
Cost of this certificate issued by Triffid Park = $Aus 10

This certificate does NOT have to be issued by the appropriate government authority (AQIS) or on government letterhead, but must be in the following format:

Name & Address of Institutions (to be shown in the top right hand corner)
Date (to be shown under the above detail)

To Whom It May Concern,
We hereby certify that the _______ (seeds, plants, cuttings, etc) were produced by conventional method and are not genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
These ________ (seeds, plants, cuttings, etc) are consigned to:
Name & Address of Consignee
Signature

TISSUE CULTURE

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

SEEDS
Seeds must have the above G.M.O. free certificate

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate NO
Additional Declaration NO

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PLANTS
Due to very strict inspections in customs, ALL Sarracenias sent to the U.S.A. will have their traps cut off them prior to posting.
The following is from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
Import requirements are subject to change. To ensure compliance, we advise importers to contact their port of entry prior to importation.  The ports can provide clearance procedures and their office hours.  Importers should expect delays when bringing plants as baggage during weekends, on holidays, or after regular scheduled hours.  Telephone numbers for the plant inspection stations are as follows:
Brownsville (Los Indios)     (956) 399-2085
Honolulu, HI                       (808) 861-8492
Houston, TX                       (281) 233-7100
Linden, NJ                          (908) 862-2012
Los Angeles, CA                 (310) 725-1910
Miami, FL                           (305) 526-2825
New Orleans, LA                (504) 464-0430
New York, (JFK)                (718) 553-1732
Nogales, AZ                        (520) 287-6463
Orlando, FL                         (407) 825-4222
San Diego, CA                     (619) 661-3316
San Francisco, CA               (650) 876-9093
San Juan, PR                        (787) 253-4699
Seattle, WA                         (206) 764-6547
Tamuning, GU                      (671) 647-6030

Documentation Required
Import Permit YES
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

TISSUE CULTURES

Documentation Required
Import Permit NO
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

SEEDS

Documentation Required
Import Permit YES
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

 

VIETNAM

Documentation Required
Import Permit YES
Phytosanitary Certificate YES
Additional Declaration NO

 

ZIMBABWE
There are no restrictions listed for Zimbabwe listed under OTHERS, which means that the Australian Quarantine have not been given them by the Zimbabwe government.
If you wish to import into Zimbabwe, you will either have to purchase a phytosanitary certificate or you will need to enquire with your quarantine if you need a phytosanitary certificate or not.  If they say that you do not need one, then we need a letter from your quarantine advising us of this to accompany the parcel.
However from experience in sending plants to South Africa, the plants need a phytosanitary certificate, but not an import permit.

 

This Page was last updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013