Biosecurity Cook Islands

The global changing environment means there is greater emphasis on effective biosecurity border control, offshore, border and onshore rather than focusing on border intervention. Risk management activities requires identification those risks and actions to reduce those risks reaching the border and during a incursion what actions are in place to deal with the situation.

Biosecurity Cook Islands operates very strict biosecurity procedures at airports and ports to prevent the introduction of unwanted pests and diseases of plants and animals. The main focus of Biosecurity is to manage biosecurity risk and facilitate trade into and out of the Cook Islands. The Biosecurity Service monitors, inspects and manages regulated items. A regulated item is any item which is likely to pose a biosecurity risk to the Cook Islands and can include used equipment, fresh produce, meat, live animals and plants and sea containers. The Biosecurity Service also inspects products for export to ensure they are pest and disease free and of a high quality.

Internal Quarantine

Internal Quarantine Movements of fruit and vegetables in the Cook Islands are controlled by Biosecurity

Internal Quarantine

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Importing to the Cook Islands

There is strict control on what to import into the country as a measure to protect our pristine environment.

Importing to the Cook Islands

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Sailing to the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands Biosecurity Service operates very strict biosecurity procedures at all sea ports.

Sailing to the Cook Islands

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Registration & Forms

This is the Electronic Biosecurity Register where you will find forms used, legislation and procedures.

Registration & Forms

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Frequently Asked Questions

Arriving into the Cook Islands “Declare It”

Cook Islands have strict laws relating to importation of certain goods or considered “Risks Goods” into the country. Before you can bring risk goods you need to know what are allowed to be imported in particular plant, plant products, animal, animal products and these must be declared on arrival. These goods with all information provided will be inspected to enable biosecurity officers to determine risks if any are associated with it.

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