Japan to Australia
Country Regulations Topics:
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Australia.
UPS only delivers to New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
UPS cannot deliver to Queensland and Northern Territories due to certain communities local alcohol regulations.
The Australian Border Force (ABF) is targeting specific import tariff classification codes linked to potential asbestos products and/or products containing asbestos.
The tariff classification areas include but are not limited to the following:
As a result of this heightened enforcement, importers should undertake due diligence with manufacturers and suppliers of any goods or products suspected of containing any level of asbestos. Where applicable, importers should also have a statement on the commercial invoice indicating "asbestos free materials".
Further information including affected commodity types, classification codes and testing requirements may be obtained from the following links:
For 4C Importation of asbestos, please refer to the following link:
Electronic Cigarettes can only be imported into Australia for personal consumption only-not for commercial purposes.
A Commercial Invoice is required.
For more information on personal consumption click on the following link: http://www.tga.gov.au/consumers/personal-importation-scheme.htm
In addition, Emirates (which UPS uses for shipments to Melbourne) has an embargo on UN 3480 (group 965) being accepted to travel on small package service as Courier.
Alternative arrangements are in place, but expect transit delays if the normal planned flow of the package is via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Time in Transit may be extended due to solution found.
Accompanying documentation (for example, packing list, Phytosanitary certificates, CITES certificates, invoices etc) and labels on the consignments must correspond and the documentation should clearly identifiy the plants by their botanical names.
All plant material must be free from soil, disease symptoms and other extraneous contamination of quarantine concern.