Fees & charges

You'll be charged for services provided by MPI and other service providers when you're exporting fruit, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts, and plant products.


ServiceCharge typeTotal (including GST)
MPI Approved Organisation (MAO)
Application fee
(additional charges apply for review of system; refer to hourly rate)
Fixed charge $552.00
Amendment fee Fixed charge $71.87
Export Phytosanitary Certificate    
Fee for non-food products
(applies to approved, replaced, and revoked certificates)
Fixed charge

$28.48*
*From 1 August 2015, a discounted (10%) fee of $25.63 will apply until further notice.

Fee for food products
(applies to approved, replaced, and revoked certificates)
Fixed charge

$44.03†
†From 1 August 2015, a discounted (10%) fee of $39.63 will apply until further notice.

Wet Signatures    
Certificates and forms (up to 4) requiring wet signatures including courier. Fixed charge $51.11
Certificates and forms (up to 4) requiring wet signatures without courier. Fixed charge $40.88
Extra charge for five or more certificates requiring wet signature. Fixed charge
(per certificate)
$11.50
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)    
GMO assurance Fixed charge $51.11
Property Handling Site Identification Number (PHSIN)    
Number allocation fee Fixed charge $81.78 (new number)
$51.11 (renewal)
ePhyto    
Application fee Fixed charge $51.11
Grade    
Registration Fixed charge $2875.00
Certification Fixed charge $50.60
Extra charge for 2 or more certificates requiring wet signature Fixed charge
(per certificate)
$23.00
MPI-approved treatment supplier
Application to become an MPI-approved treatment supplier (additional charges may apply for system review and changes; refer to hourly rate) Fixed charge $552.00
Annual fee Fixed charge $1,437.50
Hourly rate (system or scope changes, reviewing amendments, non-compliance) Per unit $102.22
MPI-approved pest identifier
Application to become an MPI-approved pest identifier
(additional charges apply for review of system; refer to hourly rate)
Fixed charge $552.00
MPI-authorised Independent Verification Agency (IVA)
Application to become an MPI-authorised IVA
(additional charges apply for review of system; refer to hourly rate)
Fixed charge $552.00
All other work not elsewhere specified
Hourly rate
Request for Services form [DOC, 687 KB]
(this work includes sending letters to overseas officials, assisting with clearance of exported product, reviewing amendments or new MAO documented systems)
Per unit $143.75

Requesting MPI services

Where the phytosanitary requirements for a commodity are not provided in an Importing Countries Phytosanitary Requirements (ICPR), you can request help from MPI to determine the clearance conditions and other phytosanitary certification issues in the destination country. Please be aware that any services provided by MPI will be supplied on a cost-recovery basis.

To make a request, complete the Request for Services form and return it to MPI.

Who to contact

If you have any questions about costs, email plantexports@mpi.govt.nz.

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