Importing to Fiji
Import Permit/Procedure and Documentation
For importation of any plant and plant products into Fiji and import permit has to be acquired from Fiji Quarantine & Inspection Division prior to imports. Import application form to be collected from FORMS section of the web. The importation of any plant into Fiji is prohibited unless a phytosanitary certificate is produced and a permit is first obtained from Fiji Quarantine & Inspection Division.
Confiscation Procedures and Requirements
All prohibited/restricted items imported into Fiji are confiscated at the port of entries and incinerated. A confiscation certificate is issued to the consignee for notification.
Imports Current Fees and Charges
NORMAL HOURS FEE
NORMAL HOURS (OUTSIDE NORMAL OPERATIONAL AREA) $8.99/HR $26.98(3HRS MIN)
WEEKEND & HOLIDAY (WITHIN NORMAL OPERATIONAL AREA) $17.98/HR $53.95(3HRS MIN)
WEEKEND & HOLIDAY (OUTSIDE NORMAL OPERATIONAL AREA) $22.49/HR $67.45 (3HRS MIN)
Treatment Supervision Fees & Charges
NORMAL HOURS FEE
Wood products imported for personal use or accompanied by passengers will be inspected on arrival in Fiji Islands for evidence of pest infestation. Pests include insects such as borers or caterpillars, or fungi. Bark, either loose or on wood products, and pinecones are also prohibited unless they are painted or lacquered in a way that would stop pests escaping from within.
All plants and plant products are prohibited entry into Fiji Islands unless an Import Permit has been issued. Import Permit conditions include the phytosanitary measures that must be taken in the exporting country, during transit and during importation and quarantine before Biosecurity clearance can be given.
The format of the Import Permit condition depends on the commodity class. Import Permit condition for fresh produce are developed on a commodity/country basis.
Importing plants and products of some plant species and any other items regulated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Regulated plant species, where appropriate, must be accompanied by a valid CITES export permit issued by the appropriate Management Authority in the country of export.
Preparing a phytosanitary certificate
Most imported consignments of plants and plant products must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate. Such certificates should be prepared in accordance with the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures number 12 "Guidelines for phytosanitary certificates".
Live animals may not enter Fiji Islands without meeting specific conditions. These will depend on the type of animal and country of origin. Entry conditions are described in the appropriate Import Health Condition.
Animal products, including meat, eggs and dairy products.
We encourage travelers not to bring foodstuffs into Fiji Islands as many of them pose serious quarantine risks. In general, perishable foodstuffs such as meat are prohibited. In some cases official documentation may be required to allow entry. All animal products - from pet food to heat-and-eat meals to poultry feather meal products - will require Import Permit. Travelers should contact Fiji Quarantine & Inspection Division before importing these types of food.