**Important update on Kava Pilot Program Phase 2**
On 8 July 2020, the Australian Government announced that due to the impact of Covid-19 the implementation of phase 2 of the kava pilot program will now commence in 2021. Targeted consultation will commence once travel restrictions and the impact of the pandemic have eased.
The Australian Department of Health further advised that temporary measures to allow for the import of kava for personal use by mail is not possible as legislative changes and significant consultation with states and territories would be required.
Kava Bazaar is very disappointed by this delay and will continue to support kava farmers, manufacturers and associated businesses to prepare for phase 2 of the kava pilot program, now set to commence in 2021. We are also looking for ways to continue import of kava for personal use during times of restricted travel.
Let’s bring kava to Australia.
Peace and love to all.