2015-41 – Horticulture Exports Program – Prohibited Importation of Fruits and Vegetables to Papua New Guinea

17 August 2015


To advise industry of Papua New Guinea’s decision to prohibit the import of selected fruits and vegetables.


The department has received notification from the Papua New Guinea National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) advising of the prohibted importation of selected fruits and vegetables from 11 August 2015. These restrictions will remain in place until future protocols with exporting countries are established.

Summary of changes and key points

The following fresh fruits and vegetables are now prohibited imports into Papua New Guinea:

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Capsicums
  • Pumpkin
  • Peas
  • Zucchinis
  • Eggplant
  • Pak Choy/Chinese Cabbage
  • French beans
  • Lettuce
  • Celery

All MICoR cases concerning these commodities have been updated accordingly.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email: Horticulture Exports Program ACT


Peter Creaser
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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