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(last modified: 29/07/2020)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Agriculture

Ara Tapu, Arorangi District Tel: 682 28711
Email: moa.support@cookislands.gov.ck
Website: https://agricul.wpengine.com/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Biosecurity Cook Islands

Mon: 08:00 - 16:00
Tue: 08:00 - 16:00
Wed: 08:00 - 16:00
Thu: 08:00 - 16:00
Fri: 08:00 - 16:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Ngatoko Ngatoko

Head of Department
Tel: 682 28711
Email: ngatoko.ngatoko@cookislands.gov.ck

Time frame

Request can take up to 3-6 months for approval due to country of origin check.

Legal justification

1. Biosecurity Act
Biosecurity Act
Article 4 28. Application for a biosecurity import permit

Additional information

As an importer, you are required to submit a letter in writing or email a description of the animal or animal product(s) being requested for importation. This should then be delivered in person or emailed to "ngatoko.ngatoko@cookislands.gov.ck". The recipient will then be contacted by email for approval to import. Any animal or animal product(s) permitted entry will only be from the list specified in section AP1 - AP69 of the Import Specifications List (see attachment), and only from those countries specified in this section. Other animal or animal product(s) may be imported with the permission of the Director of Biosecurity. Permission must be sought in advance.
Import Specification List Import Specification List

Complaints: Ministry of Agriculture

Entity in charge

Ministry of Agriculture

Ara Tapu, Arorangi District Tel: 682 28711
Email: moa.support@cookislands.gov.ck
Website: https://agricul.wpengine.com/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Biosecurity Cook Islands

Mon: 08:00 - 16:00
Tue: 08:00 - 16:00
Wed: 08:00 - 16:00
Thu: 08:00 - 16:00
Fri: 08:00 - 16:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Temarama Anguna Kamana

Head of Ministry
Tel: 68228711
Email: temarana.anguna@cookislands.gov.ck
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