Fees & charges

You'll be charged for services provided by MPI and other service providers relating to transitional and containment facilities.


What our fees cover

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) calculates fees on a cost-recovery basis.

Activities and services you may be charged for include:

  • processing applications for facility and operator approval
  • facility fees
  • applications for transfer of goods between facilities
  • inspection services
  • travel costs.

Not all the charges on this page may apply to you and there could be other charges not listed here.

Using storage or treatment facilities

You will have to pay storage and treatment costs, if required, when importing or exporting products.

Contact the individual treatment provider for their fees and charges.

Transferring goods between facilities

You'll be charged for processing of your transfer application when you want to move biosecurity risk goods between MPI approved facilities (including for export).

Fee typeFee (excl GST)Fee (incl GST)
Processing application to transfer goods (hourly rate) – minimum of 15 minutes for each application $102.27 $117.61

Facility and operator approvals

MPI will charge you for processing your application for approval of a new facility or operator.

Fee typeFee (excl GST)Fee (incl GST)
Processing application for approval of a new facility and operator $887.70 for first 8 hours, then at an hourly rate of $102.27 $1020.86 for first 8 hours, then at an hourly rate of $117.61
Processing application for a change of operator only $887.70 for first 8 hours, then at an hourly rate of $102.27 $1020.86 for first 8 hours, then at an hourly rate of $117.61

Ongoing charges for approved facilities

You will be charged an annual facility fee, fees for auditing and verification services, and administrative and travel costs.

Fee typeFee (excl GST)Fee (incl GST)
Annual facility fee $298.05 $342.76
Approval renewal, inspection, auditing and administration costs*

$102.27 (hourly rate)

$117.61 (hourly rate)

*Additional costs will be incurred if further visits are necessary. To avoid further charges, please ensure all requirements and conditions are met at the first inspection visit.

Travel charges

You will be charged for travel associated with verification inspections.

Fee typeFee (excl GST)Fee (incl GST)
Travel within zone 1 – up to 4 km from base $34.86 $40.09
Travel within zone 2 – over 4 km and up to 10 km from base $70.75 $81.36
Travel within zone 3 – over 10 km and up to 25 km from base $109.24 $125.63
Travel within zone 4 – over 25 km and up to 50 km from base $149.19 $171.57
Travel more than 50 km from base* Hourly rates, plus a mileage charge of $0.67 a kilometre. Other travel-related costs may also apply. Hourly rates, plus a mileage charge of $0.7705 a kilometre. Other travel-related costs may also apply.

*Hourly rate charges also apply to waiting times.

Treatment supplier approvals

MPI will charge you for processing your application to be an approved treatment supplier. 

Fee typeFee (excl GST)Fee (incl GST)
Application to become an MPI-approved treatment supplier $480.00 $552.00
Annual fee $1250.00 $1,437.50
System or scope changes, reviewing amendments, non-compliance (hourly rate) $88.89  $102.22

Pest identification

If pests are found in your goods, you may have to pay for identification by an MPI-approved pest identifier.

Contact the individual pest identification supplier for their fees and charges.

Find out more

Who to contact

For more information about fees and charges, email info@mpi.govt.nz.

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