Apart from seeking FDA approval, there are some key points to consider when importing “tea and coffee”.
Scope of Control:
• Coffee beans (roasted, decaffeinated, or not) and coffee husks/skins, including blends with coffee in any proportion.
• Tea leaves and tea powder.
Import Permit Is Required if imported from all countries that are not members of the WTO or parties to the GATT 1947.
Importing from a group of countries requires various certificates, as follows:
Imported goods that originate and are sent from WTO member countries or GATT 1947 parties require the following certificate:
Imported products that originate and are directly shipped from New Zealand under the Thai-New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership (TNZCEP) requires obtaining the following certificate: