Australia

Letter mail
Parcel
EMS
Prohibited articles list
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
üPostcard – maximum weight 20g.  maximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness – 5mm
üLetter – maxsimum weight 250gmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 5mm.
üSmall packets – maxsimum weight 2kgmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 50mm.
üM bag – maxsimum weight 30kg. maximum height - 80cmmaximum circumference -120cm.
 
Insured* letters admitted – no;
Maximum insured value – 
 
On-line tracking provided – no;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - 
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - $1000;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g 
 
Period of retention for letters – 30 days;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration 
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.

 

**Custom declaration for letter post is required only in case, when content is a goods.

 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
Insured* parcels admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value - 2500 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – no;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - $1000;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – no;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 2 weeks;
ü Max – 2 weeks;
 
Web site address of postal administration 
 
 
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.
 
**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
 
Maximum insured value:
 for documents: 4000 GEL
 for merchandise: 10 000 GEL
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound EMS – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 1000 AUD;
For business customers - 1000 AUD;
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 1
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 
 
Coverage: entire territory
 
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: Yes
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1,28 January, 11,27 February, 4,11 March, 19-23,25 April, 6,27 May, 3,10 June, 26 July, 5,14 August, 20,30 September, 7,24 October, 4,5 November, 25,26 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – https://auspost.com.au/mypost/track/#/search
 
 
*SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
The amount of insurance paid by the customer should not exceed the actual value of the contents of the parcel

Definition of Terms

 

 

·        Prohibited items – items whose import into the country is prohibited.    

·        Items admitted conditionally – items whose importation into the country is allowed with the term if a document issued by the relevant authorities of the exporting country is presented.    

·        Items admitted without conditions – items whose import into the country is allowed.    

 

Detailed information on the HS codes and their titles can be found on the Revenue Service web-page (http://www.rs.ge/4509) or at the following address: http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/hscode.htm

 

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The below information is based upon the official source of Australia 

Part I:
List of articles prohibited as imports (or in transit) or admitted conditionally
 
 
Section I                       Live animals; animal products
 
Chapter 1                       Live animals
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
01.01-01.06                    See Part II, § 1, general notes.
■ Prohibited articles
01.06              0106.19    Dogs of the following breeds: Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese tosa, American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
01.06             0106.90    Bees, leeches and silkworms (see Part II, § 1).
 
 
Chapter 2                       Meat and edible meat offal
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
02.01-02.10                    See Part II, § 1, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 3                      Fish and crustaceans, molluscs another aquatic invertebrates
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
03.01-03.07                    See Part II, § 1, general notes.
 
Fish (i.e. all forms of marine life other than whales), whether fresh, smoked, preserved in airtight containers or frozen (see Part II, § 1, chapter 3).
 
 
Chapter 4                       Dairy produce, birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
04.01-04.10                    See Part II, § 1, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 5                       Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
05.01-05.11                    See part II, § 1, general notes.
 
05.02                              Brushes made from or containing the hair of animals (see Part II, § 1, chapter 5).
 
05.06-05.11                    Human bones and other human tissues (see Part II, § 1, chapter 5).
 
05.11              0511.99    Germs (disease), microbes and disease agents, and all cultures, viruses or substances or articles containing or likely to contain any disease, germs, microbes or disease agents. Biological specimens, bacteriological and pathological substances and perishable biological substances, whether infectious or non-infectious. Specimens or part specimens of venomous reptiles (see Part II, § 1, chapter 5).
 
 
Section II                      Vegetable products
 
Chapter 6                       Live trees anotheplants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers anornamental foliage
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
06.01-06.04                    Soil, even in small quantities, around plants or plant matter.
Organisms capable of causing plant diseases.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
See part II, § 2, general notes.

 
 
Chapter 7                       Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
07.01-07.14                    Organisms capable of causing plant diseases.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
See Part II, § 2, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 8                       Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
08.01-08.14                    See Part II, § 2, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 9                       Coffee, tea, maté and spices
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
09.01                              Coffee (see Part II, § 2, chapter 9).
 
09.01-09.10                    See Part II, § 2, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 10                     Cereals
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
10.01-10.08                    See Part II, § 2, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 11                     Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
11.01-11.09                    See Part II, § 2, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 12                     Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
12.13             1213.00    Straw and other plant material must not be used as packaging material.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
12.01-12.14                    See Part II, § 2, general notes.
 
12.07              1207.99    Seeds of a plant of any of the species Strychnos nux-vomica, Abrus precatorius or Ricinus communis, or any goods made wholly or partially from, or containing, seeds of a plant of such
a species (see Part II, § 2, chapter 12).
 
 
Chapter 13                     Lac; gums, resins anothevegetable saps and extracts
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
13.01-13.02                    See Part II, § 2, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 14                     Vegetable plaiting materialsvegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
14.01-14.04                    See Part II, § 2, general notes.
 
 
Section III                     Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
 
Chapter 15                     Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
15.01-15.22                    See Part II, § 3, chapter 15.

 
 
Section IV                     Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
 
Chapter 16                     Preparations of meat, of fish oof crustaceans, molluscs oother aquatic invertebrates
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
16.01-16.05                    See Part II, § 4, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 17                     Sugars and sugar confectionery
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
17.01-17.04                    See Part II, § 4, general notes.
 
17.04             1704.90    Confectionery containing more than 1.15% by volume of alcohol (see Part II, § 4, chapter 17).
 
 
Chapter 18                     Cocoa and cocoa preparations
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
18.01-18.06                    See part II, § 4, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 19                     Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
19.01-19.05                    See Part II, § 4, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 20                     Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
20.01-20.09                    See Part II, § 4, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 21                     Miscellaneous edible preparations
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
21.01-21.06                    See Part II, § 4, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 22                     Beverages, spirits anvinegar
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
22.01-22.09                    See Part II, § 4, general notes.
 
22.03-22.08                    For alcoholic beverages and spirits, see Part II, § 4, chapter 22.
 
 
Chapter 23                     Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
23.01-23.09                    See Part II, § 4, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 24                     Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
24.01-24.03                    See Part II, § 4, general notes.
 
For cigarettes and tobacco products, see Part II, § 4, chapter 24.
 
 
Section V                      Mineral products
 
Chapter 25                     Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
Heading               HS Code
25.01-25.30                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 26                     Ores, slag and ash
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
26.01-26.21                    See Part II, § 5, chapter 26.

 
 
Chapter 27                     Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
27.01-27.15                    All these substances are prohibited from postal carriage.
 
 
Section VI                     Products of the chemical or allied industries
 
Chapter 28                     Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements oof isotopes
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
28.44             2844.10-  Radioactive materials: any article or substance with a specific activity greater than 70kBq/kg
2844.50    (0.002 microcurie per gramme).
 
 
Chapter 29                     Organic chemicals
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
29.31                              Organochlorine chemicals (see Part II, § 6, chapter 29).
 
 
Chapter 30                     Pharmaceutical products
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
30.01-30.06                    Drugs, medicines and therapeutic substances (see Part II, § 6, chapter 30).
 
 
Chapter 31                     Fertilisers
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
31.01-31.05                    See part II, § 6, chapter 31.
 
 
Chapter 32                     Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
32.08-32.10                    Flammable or corrosive paints, varnishes or thinners.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
32.01-32.07                    Substances derived from organic material (see Part II, § 6, chapter 32).
32.11-32.15
 
 
Chapter 33                     Essential oils and resinoidsperfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
33.01-33.07                    Cosmetic products containing more than 250 mg/kg of lead or lead compounds, calculated as lead
(see Part II, § 6, chapter 33).
 
 
Chapter 34                     Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes; polishing or scourinpreparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" andental preparations with a basis oplaster
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
34.02             3402.20    Corrosive cleaning liquid, put up for retail sale.
3402.90
 
 
Chapter 35                     Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
Heading               HS Code
35.01-35.07                    Articles admitted unconditionally.

 
 
 
Chapter 36                     Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys, certain combustible preparations
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
36.01-36.06                    Explosives, including fireworks, blasting caps, fuses, flares, caps for toy firearms or starting pistols.
 
Flammable liquids (including gasoline, alcohol, flammable solvents and cleaning compounds, flammable paint, flammable varnish removers and thinners, pyrophoric liquids).
 
Flammable solids, including substances liable to spontaneous combustion and substances which, on contact with water, emit flammable gases.
 
Gases, including aerosol products, butane and compressed gases. Oxidising material.
Matches and vestas containing the substance known as white phosphorous or the substance known as yellow phosphorous.
 
 
Chapter 37                     Photographic or cinematographic products
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
37.01-37.07                    See Part II, § 6, chapter 37.
 
 
Chapter 38                     Miscellaneous chemical products
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
38.01-38.23                      Corrosive material, including corrosive cleaning liquid, corrosive rust remover, corrosive paint- or varnish-removing liquid, nitric acid, battery fluid, mercurycompounds and mercury contained in manufactured articles.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
38.24                              Polychlorinated biphenyls, terphenyls, etc. (see Part II, § 6, chapter 38).
 
 
Section VII                    Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
 
Chapter 39                     Plastics and articles thereof
Heading               HS Code
39.01-39.26                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 40                     Rubber and articles thereof
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
40.16             4016.92    Erasers (see Part II, § 7, chapter 40).
 
 
Section VIII                   Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut(other than silk-worm gut)
 
Chapter 41                     Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
41.01-41.11                    Untreated or unprocessed hides, skins and leather (see Part II, § 8, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 42                     Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers;
articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
42.01                                Dog collars incorporating apparatus designed to cause an electric shock or protrusions designed to puncture or bruise an animal's skin (see Part II, § 19, chapter 96).
■ Articles admitted conditionally
42.01-42.06                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 8, general notes).
 
42.01         4201.00        Articles which have been used with animals (see Part II, § 8, chapter 42).

 
 
Chapter 43                     Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
43.01-43.04                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 8, general notes).
 
 
Section IX                     Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of strawof esparto oootheplaiting materials; basketware andwickerwork
 
Chapter 44                     Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
44.01-44.21                    See part II, § 9, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 45                     Cork and articles of cork
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
45.01-45.04                    See Part II, § 9, general notes.
 
 
Chapter 46                     Manufactures of strawof esparto oof other plaiting materials; basketware anwickerwork
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
46.01-46.02                    See Part II, § 9, general notes.
 
 
Section X                      Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard;
paper and paperboard and articles thereof
 
Chapter 47                     Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
Heading               HS Code
47.01-47.07                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 48                     Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
48.19             4819.10    Fruit, vegetable, egg or meat cartons (new or used) used as packaging.
4819.20
4819.60
 
 
Chapter 49                     Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts anplans
Heading               HS Code       ■ Prohibited articles
49.01-49.11                    Advertising matter relating to prohibited goods.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Admitted subject to copyright law.
 
Advertising matter relating to goods that purport to be for therapeutic purposes and containing any statements or claims that are misleading, false or extravagant (seePart II, § 10, chapter 49).
 
 
Section XI                     Textiles and textile articles
 
Chapter 50                     Silk
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
50.01-50.07                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 51                     Wool, finor coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn anwoven fabric
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
51.01-51.13                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 52                     Cotton
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
52.01-52.12                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).

 
 
Chapter 53                     Othevegetable textile fibres; papeyarn and woven fabrics of papeyarn
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
53.01-53.11                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 54                     Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
54.01-54.08                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 55                     Man-made staple fibres
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
55.01-55.16                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 56                     Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
Position                HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
56.01-56.09                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 57                     Carpets another textile floor coverings
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
57.01-57.05                    Second-hand carpets (see Part II, § 11, chapter 57).
 
 
Chapter 58                     Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
58.01-58.11                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 59                     Impregnated, coated, covered or laminatetextile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
59.01-59.11                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 60                     Knitted or crocheted fabrics
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
60.01-60.02                    Untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 11, general notes).
 
 
Chapter 61                     Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
Heading               HS Code
61.01-61.17                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 62                     Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
62.01-62.17                    Apparel made from man-made fibre textile fabrics containing tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate
(see Part II, § 11, chapter 62).
 
62.07-09        6207.21    Children's night wear made from flammable material (see Part II, chapter 62).
6208.21
6209.20
6209.90
 
 
Chapter 63                     Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing anworn textile articles; rags
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
63.05             6305.10-  Woolpacks and woolpack caps (see Part II, § 11, chapter 63).
6305.90
 
63.09             6309.00    Second-hand clothing (see Part II, § 11, chapter 63).

 
 
Section XII                    Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding- crops anparts thereof; prepared feathers and articles madetherewith; artificial flowers; articles ohuman hair
 
Chapter 64                     Footwear; gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
64.01-64.06                    Wooden shoes or any used footwear (see Part II, § 12, chapter 64).
 
 
Chapter 65                     Headgear anparts thereof
Heading               HS Code       ■ Articles admitted conditionally
65.01-65.07                    Used headgear (see Part II, § 12, chapter 65).
 
 
Chapter 66                     Umbrellas, suumbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof
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66.01-66.03                    Sharp-edged and pointed articles (see Part II, § 12, chapter 66).
 
66.02-66.03                    Articles which have been used with animals (see Part II, § 12, chapter 66).
 
 
Chapter 67                     Prepared feathers andown and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers;
articles ohuman hair
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67.01-67.04                    Raw, untreated or unprocessed articles (see Part II, § 12, chapter 67).
 
 
Section XIII                   Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products;
glass anglassware
 
Chapter 68                     Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
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68.01-68.15                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 69                     Ceramic products
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69.09-69.12                    Specified types of glazed ceramic ware (see Part II, § 13, chapter 69).
 
 
Chapter 70                     Glass anglassware
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70.01-70.20                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Section XIV                   Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
 
Chapter 71                     Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
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71.18             7118.10    Counterfeit coins and certain lead-coated items (see Part II, § 14, chapter 71).
7118.90
 
 
Section XV                    Base metals and articles obase metal
 
Chapter 72                     Iron and steel
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72.01-72.29                    Articles admitted unconditionally.

 
 
Chapter 73                     Articles of iron and steel
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73.01-73.26                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 74                     Copper and articles thereof
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74.01-74.19                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 75                     Nickel and articles thereof
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75.01-75.08                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 76                     Aluminium and articles thereof
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76.01-76.16                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 77                     (Reserved for possible future use in the harmonized system)
 
Chapter 78                     Lead and articles thereof
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78.01-78.06                    Organic compounds of lead (see Part II, § 15, chapter 78).
 
 
Chapter 79                     Zinc and articles thereof
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79.01-79.07                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 80                     Tin and articles thereof
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80.01-80.07                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 81                     Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
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81.01-81.13                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 82                     Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
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82.10             8210.00    Metal drink dispensers or containers (see Part II, § 15, chapter 82).
 
 
Chapter 83                     Miscellaneous articles obase metal
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83.03               8303.00    Money boxes coated with a material that contains more than 250 mg/kg of lead or lead compounds, calculated as lead (see Part II, § 15, chapter 83).
 
 
Section XVI                   Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders andreproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
 
Chapter 84                     Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
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84.01             8401.10-  Radioactive substances.
8401.40

 
 
Chapter 85                     Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers andparts and accessories of such articles
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85.17-85.27                    Radiotelephony equipment, CB radios, cordless telephones and cellular telephones (see Part II,
§ 16, chapter 85).
 
85.44                              Insulated electric conductors in the form of cable or flexible cord (see Part II, § 16, chapter 85).
 
 
Section XVII                  Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
 
Chapter 86                     Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings anparts thereof; mechanical (includingelectro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds
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86.01-86.09                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 87                     Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, anparts and accessories thereof
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87.08             8708.99    Motor vehicle windscreens, windows or interior partitions (see Part II, § 17, chapter 87).
 
87.14             8714.99    Protective helmets for motor vehicle users (see Part II, § 17, chapter 87).
 
 
Chapter 88                     Aircraft, spacecraft anparts thereof
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88.01-88.05                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 89                     Ships, boats and floating structures
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89.01-89.08                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Section XVIII                 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks anwatches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof
 
Chapter 90                     Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
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90.25             9025.11    Thermometers containing mercury.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
90.31              9031.80    Instruments for indicating specific gravity in accordance with Beaume's scale (see Part II, § 18, chapter 90).
 
 
Chapter 91                     Clocks anwatches anparts thereof
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91.01-91.14                    Articles admitted unconditionally.
 
 
Chapter 92                     Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
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92.01-92.09                    Articles admitted unconditionally.

 
 
 
Section XIX                   Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
 
Chapter 93                     Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
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93.01-93.07                      Firearms, ammunition and parts thereof, except for specified exempt items (see Part II, § 19, chapter 93).
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Appliances or equipment designed or adapted for warfare or like purposes; daggers; hand-held battery-operated devices designed to administer an electric shock on contact, or to emit a high- frequency acoustic shock or to discharge a gas or liquid; blowpipe darts tipped with poison; knives of the kind known as flick-knives; knuckle-dusters; gloves, or similar coverings for the hand, incorporating protrusions designed to puncture or bruise the skin; goods incorporating a concealed knife or blade; hunting slings, catapults or sling shots; shrunken throwing irons or star knives and similar devices; protective jackets and vests, body armour and other articles of apparel designed to resist the penetration of a projectile discharged from a firearm; silencers for use with firearms; detachable magazines for certain firearms.
 
 
Section XX                    Miscellaneous manufactured articles
 
Chapter 94                     Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings not elsewhere specified or included;illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
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94.04                                Used or second-hand bedding, and bedding and other goods containing flock (see Part II, § 20, chapter 94).
 
 
Chapter 95                     Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
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95.01-95.08                    Toys or playthings coated with certain metals (see Part II, § 20, chapter 95).
 
 
Chapter 96                     Miscellaneous manufactured articles
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96.01-96.18                    Goods bearing the word "Anzac" and goods whose description includes the word "Anzac".
■ Articles admitted conditionally
96.09             9609.10-  Pencils or paint brushes coated with a material whose non-volatile content of certain metals is greater
9609.90    than the limits specified (see Part II, § 20, chapter 96).
 
96.01-96.18                      Goods bearing a representation or likeness of the Arms, a flag or a seal of the Commonwealth of Australia, or of the Royal Arms (see Part II, § 20, chapter 96).
 
Goods to which is attached the seed of any plant whose importation is subject to restrictions
(see Part II, § 20, chapter 96).
 
 
Section XXI                   Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Chapter 97                     Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
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97.01-97.06                    Objects illegally exported from another country (see Part II, § 21, chapter 97).
 
Goods that are national cultural property of Papua New Guinea (see Part II, § 21, chapter 97).

 
 
Part II:
Conditions of admission of articles imported or in transit
 
 
Prohibitions, restrictions and general conditions relating to the importation of goods into Australia are subject to change at short notice. To ascertain current requirements, senders are advised to contact Australian diplomatic representatives in the country of posting or the Australian authorities listed in section 4 of Part III.
 
Being an island continent that is relatively isolated from the rest of the world, Australia is free of many of the human, animal and plant diseases found elsewhere. In order to preserve this unique environment, Australia has strict quarantine laws.
 
 
1. Animals and animal products
 
General notes
 
Certain animals and animal products may be admitted subject to prior approval from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection
Service (AQIS): see Part III, § 4.2.
 
No animals, birds or insects, cheese, eggs or milk (or products containing these), meat, meat products or poultry (canned or otherwise), semen, vaccines or cultures, honey, rawhide drums, trophies or any other parts of animal products should be sent to Australia unless prior permission has been obtained from the AQIS.
 
The importation of some animals, parts of animals and products of animal origin may be permitted subject to compliance with quarantine legislation and must in all cases be accompanied by such declarations, certificates and other documents as are specified. On arrival in Australia, these animals and animal products will be subject to such treatment, if any, as is prescribed.
 
Chapter 1: Live animals
 
Bees, leeches and silkworms may be imported subject to quarantine requirements and packing criteria (see Part III, § 4.2 and 4.6).
 
Chapter 3: Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
 
The importation of fish (i.e. all forms of marine life other than whales), whether fresh, smoked, preserved in airtight containers or frozen, is prohibited unless the importer produces, to Customs,written permission from the relevant authorities (see Part III,
§ 4.2).
 
Conditions also apply to the importation of fish, crustaceans and molluscs, or products containing these, with a mean level of mercury (calculated as the metal) greater than 0.5 mg/kg (see Part III, § 4.1 and 4.2).
 
Chapter 5: Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
 
The following items may be imported under conditions specified by the relevant authorities:
 
–     human bones and other human tissues, provided that the permission in writing of the Director, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, to import the bones or tissues is produced to the Collector of Customs (see Part III, § 4.2);
 
–    germs (disease), microbes and disease agents, and all cultures, viruses or substances or articles containing or likely
to contain any disease, germs, microbes or disease agents, subject to the consent of Health authorities or the Director, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (see Part III, § 4.2 and 4.3);
 
–     admissible biological specimens, bacteriological and pathological substances and perishable biological substances, whether infectious or non-infectious, provided they are packed and carried in the prescribed manner (see Part III, § 4.2 and
4.6);
 
–     shaving brushes and tooth brushes made from or containing the hair of animals and manufactured at a place situated in Asia or South East Asia other than Japan or New Zealand (see Part III, § 4.2);
 
–     brushes (other than shaving brushes and tooth brushes) and toilet articles made from or containing the hair of animals and manufactured at a place in Asia or South East Asia other than Japan or New Zealand, provided that the goods are accompanied by an official certificate from an officer of a Health Department or equivalent department in the country
in which the goods were manufactured stating the method by which the hair used in the manufacture of the goods was
cleansed and disinfected before or during manufacture of the goods, and provided that the method used is approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer as a satisfactory method for cleansing and disinfecting hair for use in the manufacture of the goods concerned (see Part III, § 4.2);
 
–     specimens or part specimens of venomous reptiles, not listed in Schedule 1 or 2 of Australia's Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989, from which the venom glands, ducts or fangs have not been removed (see Part III, § 4.2).

 
 
2. Plants and plant products
 
General notes
 
All live plant material, including seeds, fruits, cuttings, bulbs, plants and corms require prior approval from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) before import. All articles made from plant material, including timber and articles made from wood and bamboo, are subject to quarantine and must be submitted to the AQIS for inspection. If found diseased or infestedwith insects, articles may, at the discretion of AQIS officials, be treated, destroyed or returned at the owner's expense (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 9: Coffee, tea, maté and spices
 
Coffee may be imported subject to conditions, including quotas, specified by the relevant authorities (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 12: Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
 
Written permission from the relevant authorities is required for importation of seeds of a plant of any of the species Strychnos nux-vomica, Abrus precatorius or Ricinus communis, or any goods made wholly or partially from, or containing, seeds
of a plant of such a species (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
 
3. Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes Chapter 15: Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes These products may be admitted subject to prior approval from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (see Part III, §
4.2).
 
 
4. Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
 
General notes
 
Information concerning the importation of goods covered by this section may be obtained from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (see Part II, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 17: Sugar and sugar confectionery
 
Permission from the relevant authorities is required for the importation of confectionery containing more than 1.15% by volume of alcohol (see Part III, § 4.3).
 
Chapter 22: Beverages, spirits and vinegar
 
Advice from customs authorities should be sought before importing quantities of alcoholic beverages or spirits (see Part III,
§ 4.1).
 
Chapter 24: Tobacco and manufactured substitutes
 
all tobacco products, including cigarettes and loose leaf tobacco.
except chewing tobacco and oral snuff in amounts up to 1.5 kg, and cigars.
 
 
5. Mineral products
 
Chapter 26: Ores, slag and ash
 
Permission is required from customs authorities for the importation of these items (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
 
6. Products of the chemical or allied industries
 
Chapter 29: Organic chemicals
 
Permission from the relevant authorities is required for the importation of certain organochlorine chemicals including aldrin (HHDN), benzene hexachloride (BHC) (HCH), lindane (g-BHC) (g-HCH), chlordane, dieldrin (HEOD), DDT (pp'-DDT), endrin, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), heptachlor, methoxychlor and oxychlordane (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 30: Pharmaceutical products
 
The importation of medicines, drugs and therapeutic substances is subject to a number of conditions (see Part III, § 4.3). Items included in these categories are abortifacients; anabolic or androgenic substances or natural or synthetic growth hormones; aphrodisiacs; aminophenazone (aminopyrine); bithiniol; 5-bromo-4'-chlorosalicylanilide; buniodyl sodium (bunamiodyl); cinchophen methyl ester (methyl-2-phenylcinchoninate); fenticlor; food, drink or oral medicine for human consumption that contains glycol (or a derivative of a glycol other than propylene glycol) or calamus or oil of calamus;
(2-isopropyl-4-pentenoyl) urea; oil of wormwood; laetrile; preparations purporting to be a remedy for drunkenness, alcoholic
habit or drug habit; thalidomide; triparanol; xylitol; snake-bite kits or first-aid kits that include instructions which recommend treatment for snake-bite by cutting or excising the bitten area, or the use of arterial tourniquets.

 
 
Chapter 31: Fertilizers
 
Fertilizers may be imported subject to permission from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 32: Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
 
Permission is required from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service for the importation of substances derived from organic material (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 33: Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
 
Written permission from the relevant authorities is required for the importation of cosmetic products containing more than
250 mg/kg of lead or lead compounds (calculated as lead), except products containing more than 250 mg/kg of lead acetate designed for use in hair treatments (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
Chapter 37: Photographic and cinematographic products
 
Importation of these products is subject to Customs (Cinematograph Films) Regulations and other conditions relating to the content of the products (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
Chapter 38: Miscellaneous chemical products
 
Polychlorinated biphenyls, terphenyls, etc, may be admitted subject to written permission authorizing importation (see Part III,
§ 4.2).
 
 
7. Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
 
Chapter 40: Rubber and articles thereof
 
Erasers, in the shape of babies' dummies, whose dimensions are smaller than specified by Australian standards; and erasers, resembling food in scent or appearance, which fail to satisfyAustralian standards (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
 
8. Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
 
General notes
 
Untreated or unprocessed articles covered by this section are subject to approval by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection
Service (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 42: Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut
(other than silk-worm gut)
 
Articles which have been used with animals are subject to approval by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
(see Part III, § 4.2).
 
 
9. Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of otheplaiting materials; basketware anwickerwork
 
General notes
 
Articles covered by this section are subject to approval by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (see Part III,
§ 4.2).
 
 
10. Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof
 
Chapter 49: Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
 
The importation of advertising matter relating to goods that purport to be for therapeutic purposes and containing any statements or claims that are misleading, false or extravagant, is subject to permission from the relevant authorities (see Part III, § 4.3).

 
 
11. Textiles and textile articles
 
General notes
 
Untreated or unprocessed articles covered by this section are subject to approval by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection
Service (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 57: Carpets and other textile floor coverings
 
Imported second-hand carpets and similar articles are required to have been disinfected by an approved method (see Part III,
§ 4.2).
 
Chapter 62: Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
 
Written permission from the relevant authorities is required for the importation of children's night wear made from flammable material (see Part III, § 4.3) and apparel made from man-made fibre textile fabrics containing tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate, and yarns of other material made thereof (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
Chapter 63: Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
 
Woolpacks and woolpack caps, including those consisting of high density polyethylene, jute or multifilament nylon, may be admitted subject to written permission from the relevant authorities (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Written permission from the relevant authorities is required for the importation of second-hand clothing (not clothing imported by a person for his or her own use or as the clothing of a member ofhis or her family) (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
 
12. Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding crops and parts thereof;
prepared feathers and articles made therewith; artificial flowers; articles ohuman hair
 
Chapter 64: Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
 
Wooden shoes or any used footwear must be approved by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (see Part III,
§ 4.2).
 
Chapter 65: Headgear and parts thereof
 
Used headgear must be approved by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 66: Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding crops and parts thereof
Sharp-edged and pointed articles must be packed in accordance with Australia Post's requirements (see Part III, § 4.6). Articles which have been used with animals are subject to approval by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
(see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 67: Prepared feathers and articles made therewith; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
 
Any raw, untreated or unprocessed articles are subject to approval by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
(see Part III, § 4.2).
 
 
13. Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware
 
Chapter 69: Ceramic products
 
Glazed ceramic ware is prohibited if, being ceramic ware of a kind normally used in connection with the storage or consumption of food, it releases levels of lead or cadmium in excess of specified levels (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
 
14. Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
 
Chapter 71: Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
 
Permission is required from the relevant authorities for the importation of counterfeit coin or certain lead-coated items
(see Part III, § 4.1).
 
 
15. Base metals and articles obase metal
 
Chapter 78: Lead and articles thereof
 
Detailed conditions apply to the importation of organic compounds of lead, including items for use in internal combustion engines (see Part III, § 3.4.1).
 
Chapter 82: Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
 
Written permission is required from the relevant authorities for the importation of metal drink dispensers or containers that cause contamination of the dispensed or contained beverage in excess of specified levels (see Part III, § 4.2).
 
Chapter 83: Miscellaneous articles of base metal

 
 
Written permission from the relevant authorities is required for the importation of money boxes coated with a material containing more than 250 mg/kg of lead or lead compounds, calculated as lead (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
 
16. Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
 
Chapter 85: Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts and accessories of such articles
 
Prior approval is required for the importation of certain types of radiotelephony equipment and for CB radios, cordless telephones and cellular telephones (see Part III, § 4.5).
 
Detailed conditions also apply to the importation of insulated electric conductors in the form of cable or flexible cord classifiable as 250 volt grade or 660 volt grade having a sectional area of one square inch or less (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
 
17. Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
 
Chapter 87: Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock and parts and accessories thereof
 
Written permission is required from the relevant authorities for the importation of motor vehicle windscreens, windows
or interior partitions, and protective helmets for motor-vehicle users, which do not comply with specified standards (see Part III,
§ 4.1).
 
 
18. Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks anwatches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof
 
Chapter 90: Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
 
Instruments for indicating specific gravity in accordance with Beaume's scale shall be marked with the temperature and modulus of standardization and must be accurate to within one subdivision of gradation.
 
 
19. Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
 
Chapter 93: Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
 
Importation of the following items is subject to permission in writing from the relevant authorities:
 
–    appliances or equipment designed or adapted for warfare or like purposes;
–     daggers; hand-held battery-operated devices designed to administer an electric shock on contact, or to emit a high-frequency acoustic shock or to discharge a gas or liquid;
–    blowpipe darts tipped with poison;
–    knives of the kind known as flick-knives;
–    knuckle-dusters;
–    gloves, or similar coverings for the hand, incorporating protrusions designed to puncture or bruise the skin;
–    goods incorporating a concealed knife or blade;
–    hunting slings, catapults or sling shots;
–    shrunken throwing irons or star knives and similar devices;
–     protective jackets and vests, body armour and other articles of apparel designed to resist the penetration of a projectile discharged from a firearm;
–    silencers for use with firearms;
–    detachable magazines for certain firearms (see Part III, § 4.1).
 
The following articles are prohibited as postal imports to, or items in transit via Australia:
 
1   articles containing, or suspected of containing, firearms, weapons or items of weaponry including grenades, mortar shells or canisters, or parts thereof, even if rendered inert;
2   articles that resemble, or may reasonably be taken for, any item in 1 above, including replicas and stage props; and
3   any article, whether deleterious or not, that may reasonably be construed by its appearance or make-up as constituting a potential security risk to persons or property.
 
Australia Post would appreciate the cooperation of partner administrations in informing postal users that the items described above are not admitted in the international mail stream to, or transiting through, Australia. Should such articles be lodged or posted inadvertently, please do not dispatch them to Australia.

 
 
20. Miscellaneous manufactured articles
 
Chapter 94: Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
 
Prior permission is required from the relevant authorities for the importation of used or second-hand bedding, and bedding and other goods containing flock (other than flock made from new cleanwaste derived from cotton, wool or jute) (see Part III,
§ 4.2).
 
Chapter 95: Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
 
Written permission from the relevant authorities (see Part III, § 4.1) is required for the importation of toys or playthings coated with a material whose non-volatile content contains more than:
 
–    250 mg/kg of lead or lead compounds, calculated as lead; or
–    100 mg/kg of arsenic or arsenic compounds, calculated as arsenic; or
–    100 mg/kg of antimony or antimony compounds, calculated as antimony; or
–    100 mg/kg of cadmium or cadmium compounds, calculated as cadmium; or;
–    100 mg/kg of selenium or selenium compounds, calculated as selenium; or
–    10 mg/kg of mercury or mercury compounds, calculated as mercury; or
–    100 mg/kg of chromium or chromium compounds, calculated as chromium; or
–    50 mg/kg of soluble compounds of barium, calculated as barium.
 
Chapter 96: Miscellaneous manufactured articles
 
Written permission is required from the relevant authorities (see Part III, § 4.1) for the importation of:
 
–     pencils or paint brushes coated with a material whose non-volatile content of certain metals is greater than the limits specified in the notes to chapter 95 above;
–     dog collars incorporating apparatus designed to cause electric shock or protrusions designed to puncture or bruise an animal's skin;
–     goods bearing a representation or likeness of the Arms, a flag or a seal of the Commonwealth of Australia or of a State or Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia;
–    goods bearing a representation or likeness of the Royal Arms.
 
It should also be noted that written permission is required for the importation of goods to which is attached the seed of any plant whose importation is subject to restrictions (see Part II, generalnotes, § 2, and Part III, § 4.2).
 
 
21. Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Chapter 97: Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Australian authorities regard any objects illegally exported from another country as illegal imports, which are therefore liable to forfeiture (see Part III, § 4.4).
 
Written permission from the Trustees of the Papua New Guinea Public Museum and Art Gallery must be produced to the
Collector of Customs to authorize the importation of goods that are national cultural property of Papua New Guinea.

 
 
Part III:
Special provisions, Customs and other
 
1. Drawinuof customs declarations
 
No special action required.
 
 
2. Need to insert invoices
 
There are no special requirements concerning the dispatch of invoices, but, in order to effect the clearance of goods, commercial documents describing and valuing the goods are to be presented to Customs.
 
 
3. Need to attest to the origin of goods
 
No special action required.
 
 
4. Miscellaneous customs provisions
 
4.1 As regulations concerning prohibited or restricted imports are subject to amendment at short notice, senders should ascertain current requirements from Australian diplomatic representatives in the country of posting or from the Australian Customs Service in the capital city of the relevant Australian State or Territory:

 
New South Wales
The Collector of Customs
GPO Box 8
SYDNEY NSW 2001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+612) 213 2000
Telefax: (+612) 213 4000
 
Queensland
The Collector of Customs
GPO Box 1464
BRISBANE QLD 4001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+617) 835 3444
Telefax: (+617) 835 3499
 
Western Australia
The Collector of Customs
GPO Box 396
FREMANTLWA 6160
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+619) 430 1444
Telefax: (+619) 477 8851
 
Northern Territory
The Collector of Customs
GPO Box 210
DARWIN NT 0801
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+6189) 46 9999
Telefax: (+6189) 46 9988

Victoria
The Collector of Customs GPO Box 2809AA MELBOURNE VIC 3001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+613) 244 8000
Telefax: (+613) 244 8200
 
South Australia
The Collector of Customs
GPO Box 50
PORT ADELAIDE SA 5015
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+618) 47 9211
Telefax: (+618) 47 9206
 
Tasmania
The Collector of Customs
GPO Box 148B HOBART TAS 7001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+6102) 30 1201
Telefax: (+6102) 30 1264
 
Australian Capital Territory Sub-Collector of Customs PO Box 148
FYSHWICK ACT 2609
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+616) 275 5041
Telefax: (+616) 280 7128

 
4.2 Biological substances – As regulations concerning prohibited or restricted imports are subject to amendment at short notice, senders should ascertain current requirements from Australian diplomatic representatives in the country of posting
or from the following source in Australia:
 
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service Department of Primary Industries and Energy GPO Box 858
CANBERRA ACT 260
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+616) 272 3933
Telefax: (+616) 272 4873

 
 
4.3 Health requirements, medicines and therapeutic goods – Information concerning health requirements and the importation of health goods, drugs, medicines and therapeutic goods may be obtained from:
 
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+616) 289 1555
Telefax: (+616) 281 6946
 
Therapeutic Goods Administration
PO Box 100
WODEN ACT 2606
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+616) 289 1555 or (+616) 239 8444
4.4 Heritage items – Information concerning the importation of heritage items may be obtained from: Cultural Heritage Unit
Department of Administrative Services
GPO Box 1920
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+616) 275 3000
Telefax: (+616) 275 3832
 
4.5 Communications equipment – Information concerning the importation of radiotelephony equipment, CB radios, cordless telephones and cellular telephones may be obtained from:
For enquiries concerning items other than cellular telephones: Department of Communications
GPO Box 2154
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+616) 274 8080
Telefax: (+616) 253 1674
For enquiries concerning cellular telephones only: Australian Telecommunications Authority
(AUSTEL)
PO Box 7443
St Kilda Road
MELBOURNE VIC 3004
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+613) 828 7313
Telefax: (+613) 828 7438
 
4.6 Information concerning Australia Post's packing requirements and conditions of carriage relating to certain categories of dangerous goods may be obtained from:
 
Operations Group Australia Post HQ GPO Box 1777Q
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+613) 204 7591
Telefax: (+613) 204 7461
4.7 General information concerning Australia Post's international services may be obtained from: International Postal Affairs
Australia Post HQ GPO Box 1777Q MELBOURNE VIC 3001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone: (+613) 9/204 7131
Telefax: (+613) 9/204 7560

 
 
5. Quarantine requirements for international mail
 
Australia is free of many pests and diseases and so has very strict quarantine requirements for:
–    animals and animal products;
–    plants and plant products, including seeds;
–    products containing micro-organisms;
–    soil or sand, and products containing or contaminated with soil or sand.
 
Contact the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS)
 
Where senders wish to post any of the above goods to Australia, they should first be encouraged to check Australia’s import conditions by contacting the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS):
–    via the AQIS website at: www.aqis.gov.au/icon
–    by e-mail to: international.mail@aqis.gov.au
–    by telephone: (+61 2) 6272 3933
–    by fax: (+61 2) 6272 3468
 
Essential information
 
–     The relevant customs declaration forms that are required to be attached to small packets and parcels MUST state the details of any animal, plant, food, soil or microbiological products that are present.
–     Goods such as used footwear, sporting and camping equipment MUST be thoroughly cleaned to remove any traces of soil and seeds.
–    Straw and other plant material MUST NOT be used as packaging material.
–    Fruit, vegetable, egg or meat cartons (new or used) MUST NOT be used as packaging.
–     Every item of mail entering Australia is screened by AQIS using a very effective combination of advanced X-ray technology and highly trained quarantine detector dogs.
–    Individuals who breach Australia’s strict quarantine laws can be subject to fines of up to $66,000 AUD (approximately
$45,000 USD) or ten years’ imprisonment.
 
Quarantine items that will be removed from mail sent to Australia
 
The following lists provide examples of products that will be removed by AQIS from international mail entering Australia. These items may subsequently be destroyed.
 
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list. There are other products which may also be removed from international mail entering Australia.
 
Live animals and insects
 
–    All live animals, including reptiles (for example: snakes, lizards, turtles) and birds (including eggs).
–    All live fish and amphibians (for example: frogs), including eggs.
–    All live insects and spiders, including all life stages (for example: eggs, larvae, pupae and adult forms).
–    All live worms and snails, including eggs.
 
Meat and meat products
 
–     All meat – fresh, dried (including beef jerky), frozen, cooked, smoked, salted or preserved meat, including salami and sausages. Canned meat may be permitted (some special conditions apply – please check with AQIS).
–    Packaged meals (including noodles) containing meat.
–    Moon-cakes containing meat (including poultry).
–    Remedies and medicines containing animal material.
–    Pet food (including canned and dried food and supplements) and pet toys made from animal products (for example:
rawhide dog chews).
 
Dairy, eggs and egg products
 
–    Cheese, milk, butter and other dairy products (some special conditions apply – please check with AQIS).
–     Packaged meals and other foods containing more than 10% dairy or egg (whole, dried and powdered, for example cake mix, salad dressing).
–    Mayonnaise.
–    Moon-cakes containing eggs.
 
Handicrafts
 
–     Souvenirs, artefacts and goods made of unprocessed animal products such as rawhide, feathers, teeth, bones and other animal parts.
–    Dried flower arrangements and pot pourri.
–    Handicrafts made from or containing seed, pine cones, bark (including Christmas decorations), moss and straw.

 
 
Fruit and vegetables
 
–    All fresh fruit and vegetables.
–    Dried fruit and vegetables containing seeds or fruit skin.
–    Dried banana fruit (including banana chips).
 
Plant, seeds and soil
 
–    Plant material including plants, cuttings, roots and bulbs.
–    Seeds (including commercially packaged seeds) (some special conditions apply please check with AQIS).
–    Soil (including small souvenir or sentimental samples) and sand (including coloured sand).
–    Footwear and equipment contaminated with soil manure or plant material (for example: dirty football boots or hiking boots).
–    Gifts and toys filled with seeds, sand soil or straw.
 
Dried plant material
 
–    Tea containing items such as seeds or fruit skin (for example: orange, lemon and apple peel.
–    Remedies and medicines containing herbs, seeds, bark, fungi and dried plant material.
–    Raw nuts.
–    Popping corn.
 
Laboratory material
 
–    Medical and animal samples.
–    Diagnostic kits and micro-organisms (some special conditions apply – please check with AQIS).
 
For more detailed quarantine information on any items, please contact AQIS using the contact details provided above.
 
 
6. Provisions on infringements
 
In accordance with customs regulations, goods may be seized if they have been the subject of a false or deceptive inscription, declaration, indication or representation.
 
If there are grounds for reasonable suspicion that a postal article contains an explosive or other prohibited dangerous or deleterious enclosures, the article may be opened for inspection of the contents at any point during postal carriage. The Australian Postal Corporation Regulations authorize Australia Post to dispose of contents that are prohibited or items that are physicallyoffensive.
 
 
7. Import restrictions
 
Since 1 October 1996, inward registered items containing valuables such as jewellery, precious metals, precious or semi- precious stones, securities, coins or any form of negotiable financial instrument are no longer accepted. This measure applies to items in transit à découvert and to items intended for delivery in Australia.
 
Insured letter-post items and postal parcels are admitted only with the use of the insurance service for items containing valuables that can be imported into Australia.
 
Postal items of any category (including registered, insured and EMS items) containing bullion or banknotes are not accepted
 
Following the foot-and-mouth outbreak in Europe early in 2001, goods imported to Australia containing biological material or foodstuffs will be subject to a number of separate screening processes.
 
As a general guide, the following goods may be posted to Australia only after an import permit has been obtained from the
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service:
 
–        all meat or meat products, including fresh, dried, frozen, smoked, salted or canned meat;
–         packaged food, including noodles, containing egg, dairy products or meats;
–         fresh fruit and vegetables;
–         milk and dairy products, including butter, cheese and mayonnaise;
–         seeds, soil and plant material;
–         salmon and trout, fresh or dried;
–         beans, fresh or dried;
–         non-commercially packaged dried fruits and nuts;
–         articles packed in fruit or vegetable cartons.
 
Customers wishing to obtain an import permit or further information about Australia's import conditions may contact the
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service by any of the following means:
 
Internet: www.aqis.gov.au
Fax: (+612) 6272 5888

 
 
Packaging material
 
The postal administration of Australia would like to remind partner operators that, owing to strict quarantine requirements:
 
–   fruit, vegetable, egg or meat cartons (new or used) must not be used as packaging for postal items;
–   straw and other plant material must not be used as packaging material.
This restriction applies to items for delivery in Australia or sent in transit via the services of Australia Post to other destinations. Avoiding the use of the cartons, boxes or packaging material mentioned above will help to ensure the prompt clearance and
processing of these items.