Guidance: Completing the triplicate for a permit to import kava for food use
Guidance for completing the triplicate document to clear imported kava with Australian Border Force (ABF).
The importation of kava, for food use, is subject to Regulation 5F of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (PI Regulations) and is prohibited unless the importer holds a permit issued by the Narcotics Control Section (NCS). A permit is required for each consignment that is imported.
The Triplicate is the document issued by NCS to provide to the Australian Border Force (ABF) as a clearance copy. This copy is required to clear the goods with ABF. Do not send this copy overseas. If you lose this copy you will not be issued a replacement and the imported goods will be seized by the ABF.
For personal use of kava, an incoming passenger (aged 18 years or over) into Australia may bring up to 4 kg of kava in their accompanied baggage. No import permit is required for incoming passengers bringing kava into Australia for personal use, where the quantity is under the relevant threshold.