About this brochure
The Department of the Environment and Water Resources is informing Australian consumers and businesses of the EPBC Act requirements they must meet before they can legally import Hoodia into Australia.
Personal Use: Before bringing the Hoodia products into Australia, a CITES commercial import permit (issued in Australia only by the Department of the Environment and Water Resources) together with a matching CITES commercial export permit (issued by the CITES Management Authority in the country of export or re-export) must be obtained.
NB. Permits for commercial and personal use are issued on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the quantity being imported.
Weight loss products derived from the Hoodia plant are often promoted and sold over the internet and other media outlets.
By purchasing Hoodia overseas and bringing it into Australia without a valid CITES import permit, consumers are unwittingly breaching our wildlife trade laws.