Section V: Shipping
The information below, is an excerpt from the DRAFT "Recommendations for Coffee Berry Borer Integrated Pest Management in Hawai‘i 2020" document. The complete document is in the process of being published.
As of December 2016, CBB has been found on three Hawaiian Islands—Hawai‘i, O‘ahu, and Maui. Currently, an intra-island (on-island) quarantine for Hawai‘i Island, [Maui], and O‘ahu is NOT in effect. However, the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture has placed a quarantine on ALL regulated coffee items, including but not limited to unroasted coffee, coffee plants and plant parts, used coffee bags, and coffee-harvesting equipment shipped from Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu to all other islands.
- In March 2017, quarantine restrictions were expanded to coffee grown on Maui. Read about it here.
- Inspection by HDOA Plant Quarantine Inspectors and certain treatments such as fumigation, freezing, or heating are required prior to shipping. ALL regulated items (plants, parts, green beans, and used equipment, etc.) must have a permit issued by the Plant Quarantine Branch before transport is allowed.
- Refer to Hawaii Department of Agriculture rule 4-72, coffee shipping
- Transporting coffee plants and plant parts for propagation from Hawai'i Island to a non-infested island requires treatment with an approved pesticide and quarantine and monitoring in a State facility for a period of not less than one year.
- Failure to comply with quarantine regulations may result in civil penalties and/or fines, and the shipment may be confiscated and destroyed.
Importing or transporting unroasted coffee or propagative materials interisland?
An HDOA import permit (PQ-7) form is required to import regulated items like coffee plants, seeds, and used coffee supplies. This form may also be required to transport regulated materials inter-island. Contact HDOA for more information.
Traveling? Or expecting visitors?
Find travel and shipping information here.
Exporting propagative plant materials?
An HDOA phytosanitary certificate (PQ-47A) application form may be required to export plant materials from Hawaii to foreign countries and some US mainland states. Contact HDOA for more information.
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