Australia – Do you ship to Australia?

July 18, 2011

do you ship to australia?Yes we do! (^,^)/
We’ve had several inquiries about this prompting this FAQ, but we have shipped to Australia several times without any problems.

The import regulations for green tea do not require quarantine or inspection (see below link)
http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_casecontent.asp?intNodeId=8008657&intCommodityId=15146&Types=none&WhichQuery=Go+to+full+text&intSearch=1&LogSessionID=0

For the Sakura Tea, it is classified as Herbal Teas, and you should not have a problem as long as they are sold in small quantities (1kg+ and it is treated as a commercial shipment which is stricter).

Main excerpt from above section on green tea imports:

Condition C9624

These conditions apply to dried black tea and dried green tea made from Camellia sinensis, as well as black and green teas flavoured with plant derived extracts, oils and natural flavours.

For tea containing ingredients other than Camellia sinensis, refer to the ICON commodity ‘Herbal teas’. For fresh or undried tea contact the AQIS Canberra Office for further information.

Non-commercial

1. A Quarantine Entry is not required.

2. The conditions under the Commercial section apply.

Commercial

1. An Import Permit is not required.

2. A Quarantine Entry is not required.

3. Each consignment must be free of live insects and other quarantine risk material before arrival in Australia.

4. Any packaging used with the consignment must be clean and new.

5. Consignments are exempt from inspection.

6. Random inspections will be carried out to verify the consignment is free of quarantine risk material.

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