Section V: Shipping
The information below, is an excerpt from the "Recommendations for Coffee Berry Borer Integrated Pest Management in Hawai‘i 2020" document. The complete article can be downloaded here.
As of December 2019, 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 beans, coffee plants and plant parts, used coffee bags, and coffee-harvesting equipment shipped from Hawai‘i Island, Maui, and O‘ahu to all other islands.
- Inspection is required by HDOA Plant Quarantine Inspectors which includes treatments such as fumigation, freezing, or heating and bagging requirements. ALL regulated items (plants, parts, green beans, and used equipment, etc.) must be inspected and have a valid permit issued by the Plant Quarantine Branch before transport is allowed.
- Refer to Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture Rule 4-72, coffee shipping https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/4-72-HAR-2012.pdf
- Transporting coffee plants and plant parts for propagation from Hawai‘i Island, Maui and O‘ahu to a non-infested island will require an inspection by HDOA prior to export to the non-infested island. Coffee plants that have completed the one-year quarantine period in the HDOA quarantine facility will be inspected and shipped directly from the quarantine facility to the respective island.
- Failure to comply with quarantine regulations may result in civil penalties and/or fines, and the shipment may be confiscated and destroyed.
- For questions and additional information, contact HDOA’s Plant Quarantine Department: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/pi/pq/pqcontacts/.
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.
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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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