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Category: Sample Data-Articles Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014 Written by Super User

Animals and Animal Products

Plant and Plant Products

Samoa Quarantine has strict requirements on importing plant and plant products, as plant pests and diseases can cause damage to our environment and agriculture. Please note that All Plant Products (fresh/dried/living/dead/large/small/common/rare) must be declared upon arrival intoSamoa.

    1. Goods permitted without an Import Permit

An import permit is not required to bring the following goods into Samoa.

    Canned vegetables (cabbages, carrots, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn etc)
    Canned fruits (mango, peaches, plums, mixed fruits cherries etc)
    Potato chips
    Cakes (muffins, puddings, Christmas cakes etc)
    Biscuits
    Tortilla wraps
    Cooking oils (virgin, olive, vegetables etc)
    Peanut butter
    Tomato sauce
    Salt
    Sugar
    Tea leaf (processed in packets)
    Cooked root crops (yams, taro, cassava, breadfruit)

 

    1. Goods permitted with an Import Permit

An Import Permit is required to bring the following goods into Samoa.

    Kava
    Cut flowers, fruits, vegetables, nursery stock

New and Used Vehicles and Machinery

All used vehicles and machinery are required to be inspected on arrival, and undergo a water blasting treatment. Importers are advised to arrange for their vehicles and machinery to be thoroughly cleaned of all contamination prior to shipping (e.g. soil, rocks, plant material, seeds, blood, fertilizer, infested or infected wood)
Vehicles and machinery imported inside shipping containers must also have the inside of the container thoroughly cleaned of all previous cargo residues, including dunnage.

Should contamination be detected on the new/used vehicle or machinery or the container, further inspection and treatment will take place.

 

Containers and Personal Effects

Personal effects can range from one small bag or suitcase, to a complete shipping container full of household contents.


Personal effects consignments can be split into two separate types - accompanied and unaccompanied.  Accompanied means those consignments where the owner is present with the bag or case at the time of entry. Unaccompanied means those consignments where the owner is not necessarily present at time of entry, or has a Customs Broker acting as clearance agent on their behalf.  In both cases a Quarantine risk assessment will be undertaken upon entry.

People with accompanied consignments are required to make an entry declaration on the Passenger Arrival Declaration form.  Owners of unaccompanied consignments are required to make an entry declaration on a form supplied by their clearance broker, or at time of application at the Quarantine Office.

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