The Vanuatu Agriculture Minister says Vanuatu will be introducing new stringent measures to ensure kava exports comply with regulations.
The new measures come after a ban that stopped exports of kava to Europe since 2002 was lifted.
To preface the new measures, the ministry has launched a national kava awareness campaign.
The minister, David Tosul, says the new measures include introducing a director to train field staff and ensuring security checks on exports.
"After the awareness we will try and enforce the law. There will be enforcement officers in the islands inspecting all the ships, and there will be an officer at the wharf, checking all the kava coming in from all the island. And also we have to make sure that the quaranteen people check every kava that is exported."
Agriculture Minister David Tosul.