Importing Cassava, Taro or Yams

At Platinum®, one of our importing specialties is in importing cassava, taro or yams from overseas to Australia. Whether you are sourcing these root vegetables for your food wholesale business, food retail business or for your Pacific Island Community, Platinum® has the customs expertise in ensuring a seamless shipping, customs and quarantine clearance process – before your goods are delivered to your desired location. 

As these vegetables are considered perishable, on more occasions than not the vegetables are sent as air freight cargo from overseas to Australia. Platinum® works closely with your overseas supplier to make sure that all supporting paperwork for the cassava, taro or yams is correct before the goods depart for Australia. We attempt to provide you with a hassle free solution so that your commitment deadlines are met. We invite you to place your trust in Platinum® and experience our customs and quarantine proficiency when dealing with perishable cargo enroute to Australia.

Why Choose Platinum® To Import Cassava, Taro or Yams

When importing cassava, taro or yams to Australia, choosing Platinum® should be your trusted partner to ensure a seamless and efficient customs clearance process. Our dedicated team have the experience and expertise to navigate the complexities of both the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (DAFF), making your import experience hassle-free.

Platinum® specialises in handling perishable vegetable cargo imports from the Pacific Community (SPC) countries such as American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Federated States of, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna.

Whether you are importing cassava, white taro or yams, your dedicated Platinum® team will ensure that your perishable cargo shipment is processed efficiently through the two necessary authorities. Giant taro can be imported but it cannot be sold in Australia.

In choosing Platinum® for your cassava, taro or yam imports, you will benefit from our expertise in navigating the import process coupled together with our commitment in providing exceptional customer service and tailored solutions to meet your unique needs. Place your trust in Platinum® to deliver a smooth import experience for your business.


Expertise That You Can Trust

At Platinum®, we have a commitment to provide you with exceptional service which is supported by over twenty-three years of industry experience and an in-depth understanding of the importation process. When you choose Platinum® as your partner for importing cassava, taro or yams, you can rest easy that you are placing your business in the hands of customs experts.

Our team are well-versed in the regulations and requirements set out by both the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (DAFF). We stay up to date with the latest import cases and requirements for importing cassava, taro or yams; this ensures that your shipments comply with all of the necessary requirements before your goods depart for Australia [this allows for a smooth customs and quarantine clearance process].

In addition to our regulatory importing knowledge, we have worked with various  Pacific Community (SPC) countries; we are able to advise what paperwork and formalities are needed to be undertaken before the goods depart for Australia. Our expertise extends to handling various cassava, taro, yams or giant taro [subject to specific restrictions].

By entrusting Platinum® with your perishable cargo you have access to our wealth of knowledge, resources and dedicated customer support. We always strive to make the import experience as seamless and hassle-free as possible; providing you with  peace of mind which in turn allows you to focus on growing your business.

Rely upon Platinum® for your cassava, taro, and yam imports; experience the Platinum® difference of working together with an expert team that you can trust.

    Contact Platinum® Freight Management Today!

     Before your cassava, taro or yam shipment departs from overseas, contact Platinum® and work with a reliable and experienced customs professional. It is always much easier to address the issues before the perishable cargo departs from overseas for Australia. Reach out to Platinum® today and allow our team of importing experts guide you through the importation process easily and confidently.

    Whether you are new to importing or an experienced trader, our personalised One Touch™ approach ensures that you will only deal with one person from our organization from the very beginning to the very end of the importation process. Unlike other customs brokers and freight forwarders, Platinum® has deleted the delays and obstacles that restrict customer service from flourishing; Platinum® is very proud of One Touch™  – a very unique service.

    To start your journey with Platinum®, simply contact us through our website or telephone us; one of our customs professionals will assist you. Let’s discuss your perishable food importing needs and work on a solution tailored to your business.

    Experience the Platinum® difference by working together with a trusted customs clearance partner like Platinum®. Contact us today and take the first step towards a seamless and hassle-free importing experience for your cassava, taro or yam products.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Importing Cassava, Taro or Yams

    Can I import cassava, taro or yams into Australia?

    You can either import either the perishable cargo under your personal name or under your Australian Business Number. In general there are no issues with importing cassava, taro or yams to Australia. We always prefer to liase with you and overseas supplier before you purchase the perishable cargo so that we can address all of the issues that are current at that time. This information is correct as of 18 May 2023 and is subject to change without notice.

    Are there any circumstances where cassava, taro or yams cannot be brought into Australia?

    As the quarantine rules and regulations surrounding fresh produce and the countries affected can change without notice, we always recommend that you contact us early [before purchase] so that we can inform both you and your overseas supplier of the current rules and regulations.

    What do you need to import cassava, taro or yams?

    There are a suite of documents that we will need from your overseas supplier for the perishable fresh produce; these documents will change as the quarantine rules and regulations change. If we are able to liase with you and your supplier before the goods have been shipped to Australia; the entire quarantine process tends to go seamlessly.

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