Standards and Regulations

The Ministry for Primary Industries is the government authority responsible for maintaining effective biosecurity standards for the movement of goods to and from New Zealand. Before importing or exporting, consideration needs to be given to the product involved and the requirements of the country it is being sent to or received from.

A set of standards and regulations govern the movement of various goods to and from New Zealand. These relate to the importing and exporting of plants, animals and other materials which may represent risk goods, including all products that are derived from plant or animal material. Consult the relevant section for information on the standards and regulations that apply to the commercial activity you wish to undertake.

Regulations have also been developed to cover requirements for transportation, including containers and cargo, ships, aircraft and transitional facilities.


Last Updated: 03 August 2012

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