Bringing fruit, vegetable, and fungi products to NZ

Dried or processed fruit and vegetables

Examples: Sultana, raisin, dried apricots, jams, chutney, relish, edible bamboo, cooked taro, kimchi, vinegar, dates
Allowed if: It is fully dried, freeze-dried, dehydrated, juiced, pureed, pulped, cooked, roasted, stewed, minced, baked, parboiled, preserved, pickled, powdered, flaked, made into syrup, made into pills, made into capsules, or commercially frozen.
Note: If it contains honey, pollen, or royal jelly it must be commercially manufactured, packaged and contain less than 2%. It must be accompanied by a manufacturer's declaration if it contains honey.
Extra tips:
  • Do not bring fresh fruits and vegetables. 
  • Do not bring jackfruit, breadfruit and monk fruit, even if has been processed as described above.
  • Do not bring dried citrus products unless powdered, or preserved in brine or syrup, or contained in infusion bags, or less than 5% of an ingredient list in a product.
Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

 Chinese version of this information

 

Coconut

Examples: Grated coconut
Allowed if: It is just the flesh and has no outer shell or husk.
Extra tip: Do not bring whole, fresh coconuts with the shell and husk.
Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

 

Corn

Examples: Fresh corn, home cooked corn, polenta, corn grit, cornflour, freeze-dried corn, cornmeal, ready-to-cook retail packs, vacuum packed popcorn on the cob, kibbled corn, popcorn
Allowed if: It is freeze-dried, grit, polenta, cornmeal, cornflour, branded ready-to-cook retail packs, branded vacuum packed popcorn on the cob, popped popcorn, or kibbled corn.
Extra tip: Do not bring any other corn product like loose popcorn, fresh corn, home cooked corn.
Weight limit:
  • 0.5kg branded, ready-to-cook retail packs and branded vacuum packed popcorn on the cob.
  • No limits otherwise.
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

 

Kava

Examples: Kava powder, kava dried roots
Allowed if: It is powdered, or dried roots and does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, disease or other plant or animal material.
Extra tip: Do not bring fresh kava.
Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

 

Fungi 

Examples: Dried mushroom
Allowed if: It is fully dried, freeze-dried, dehydrated, frozen, cooked, roasted, stewed, minced, baked, parboiled, preserved, pickled, powdered, made into pills, or made into capsules.
Extra tip: Do not bring truffles or Ganoderma.
Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

Chinese version of this information

 

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