Importing Kava

At Platinum® one of our specialties rests with importing powdered kava from overseas to Australia. Whether you are sourcing this traditional powdered drink for your wholesale business, retail business or community organization, our twenty-three years of experience ensures a seamless shipping process, swift customs clearance and timely delivery to your designated location.

We are able to provide an extensive import solution for powdered kava, allowing you to discover the ideal option best suited to your requirements. We invite you to place trust in our skillfulness as we expertly navigate the complexities of importing this culturally important drink to Australia.

Why Choose Platinum® To Import Kava

When importing powdered kava (Piper methysticum) to Australia, Platinum® is the ideal partner for a seamless and hassle-free customs and quarantine experience. As kava is listed as a Prohibited Import under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956; importing powdered kava requires an import license issued by the Australian Government – Department of Health and Aged Care. We recommend that you trust Platinum® to guide you through this process and to ensure that your shipment is compliant with all of the necessary regulations before the powdered kava is sent to Australia.

By choosing Platinum® you can remain confident that your powdered kava shipment will be expertly managed through both the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). Our dedicated customs team specialises in handling imports of powdered kava, providing you with the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of this very unique import process.



Partnering with Platinum® means that you will benefit from our wealth of industry knowledge and experience, ensuring that your powdered kava import is handled efficiently and complies with all relevant regulations before the goods are shipped to Australia. With our commitment to exceptional customer service, we’ll work closely with you and your overseas supplier at every step, from securing the necessary import license through to monitoring the shipment to Australia onto coordinating customs and quarantine release and delivery to you.

Don’t leave your powdered kava import to chance – trust in the expertise of Platinum® and enjoy a streamlined, stress-free experience. Choose Platinum® for your kava imports and discover the difference in working with a team of professionals dedicated to your success.

Expertise That You Can Trust

At Platinum® we are dedicated in providing outstanding customer service supported by our extensive customs brokering and freight forwarding experience of the kava importation process. When you rely upon Platinum® to be your customs brokering partner for your powdered kava, you can rest assured that you have entrusted your business with true professionals.

Our team is well-versed in the regulations and requirements of importing powdered kava to Australia. As a Prohibited Import under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956, importing powdered kava requires an import license issued by the Australian Government – Department of Health and Aged Care. We stay up to date with the latest import standards, ensuring that your shipments comply with all other necessary guidelines before the shipment departs for Australia. We know all of the issues that need to be addressed and we address these issues early.

By entrusting your powdered kava imports with Platinum®, you are able to access our wealth of knowledge, resources, and dedicated customer support. We strive to make your import experience as seamless and hassle-free as possible, giving you  peace of mind to focus on growing your business. 

Connect with Platinum® for your powdered kava imports and experience the difference in working with expert customs brokers that you can trust. Let Platinum® guide you through the intricacies of importing this culturally significant beverage, ensuring your success and satisfaction every step of the way.

    Contact Platinum® Freight Management Today!

    Collaborate with a dependable customs brokerage for your powdered kava imports. Reach out to Platinum® today and allow our team of customs experts navigate you through the import process effortlessly and with assurance.

    Whether you are new to importing or wish to experience the Platinum® difference, our tailored One Touch® approach guarantees that you will only work with a single point of contact from start to finish. Unlike other customs brokerages, our unique service eliminates delays, hurdles and frustration; streamlining the entire customer journey for your convenience.

    To begin the journey, simply contact us via our website or phone; one of our dedicated customs clearance professionals will gladly assist. Allow Platinum® to hear your import project and to identify the best solution which is ultimately customised to your business.

    Experience the Platinum® difference; partner with a reputable customs brokerage Contact us today and embark on the journey towards a smooth and stress-free importing experience for your powdered kava drink.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Importing powdered kava

    Can I import powdered kava into Australia?

    You can import powdered kava to Australia, either in your personal name or in your business name; however you cannot ship the goods to Australia until you have an import permit. Importing the goods is only one issue, then when the goods arrive they need to be inspected by quarantine. We would work with you and your overseas supplier to address all Australian issues prior to shipment. 

    Are there any circumstances where powdered kava cannot be brought into Australia?

    If you import powdered kava to Australia [which is considered a Prohibited Import] without the import permit, the goods will be seized by the Australian Border Force. Meticulous planning needs to have been undertaken before you even purchase the goods.

    What do you need to import powdered kava?

    Platinum® would work with both you and your overseas supplier to arrange the suite of paperwork that we would require to appease the ABF and DAFF. As the goods are considered to be drink; the packets of powdered kava need to be labelled correctly.


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