What's being done?
We’re taking the threat from ASF extremely seriously and are closely monitoring the situation overseas. Protecting New Zealand from unwanted pests and diseases, including African swine fever, is our number one priority.
It is important to note, New Zealand doesn’t import live pigs. Biosecurity New Zealand has considered the other potential pathways for ASF being introduced into the country and has reviewed the safeguards in place to reduce the chance of an ASF outbreak.
Pork can only be imported into New Zealand if it meets our strict import conditions. We are constantly reviewing our import conditions (including for pork products), and we can implement additional safeguards based on best available science.
Our Frequently Asked Questions document has more information on ASF in New Zealand, including the measures we take to keep it out.
What you can do
All New Zealanders have a role to play in protecting New Zealand from unwanted pests and diseases, like African swine fever.