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11 March 2002
As of April 8 it is prohibited to bring into New Zealand cooked Breadfruit from any
Pacific Island countries.
However, it is still possible to bring in fresh Breadfruit provided it has an
appropriate phytosanitary certificate.
To get a phytosanitary certificate, the Breadfruit needs to be treated with 'High
Temperature Forced Air' and be contained in pest proof packaging.
Failure to make a correct declaration could result in an instant $200 fine. The maximum
penalty for purposely making a false declaration is a fine of $100,000 or imprisonment for
up to five years.
For more information please contact:
MAF Biosecurity Communications Adviser
04 498 9948 or 025 2231875