Update – 24 April 2023
Following this consultation that closed on 24 February 2023, we've issued the final import health standards and released the review of submissions.
Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand – Import Health Standard [PDF, 2.2 MB]
Lychee (Litchi chinensis) from Taiwan – Fresh Fruit/Vegetables – Import Health Standard [PDF, 416 KB]
Review of submissions [PDF, 782 KB]
Have your say
From 16 January to 24 February 2023 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the:
- Import Health Standard Commodity Sub-class: Fresh Fruit/Vegetables Lychee (Litchi chinensis) from Taiwan
- Import Health Standard 152.02: Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand
Full details of the proposed changes are in the consultation documents.
Draft IHS: Commodity Sub-class: Fresh Fruit/Vegetables Lychee (Litchi chinensis) from Taiwan [PDF, 529 KB]
Draft IHS: 152.02 Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand [PDF, 4.9 MB]
Risk Management Proposal: Vapour heat treatment followed by cold treatment to manage Bactrocera dorsalis and Zeugodacus cucurbitae on fresh lychee from Taiwan [PDF, 371 KB]
WTO Notification – IHS for Commodity Sub-class: Fresh Fruit/Vegetables Lychee (Litchi chinensis) from Taiwan [PDF, 105 KB]
Making your submission
Email your feedback on the draft by 5pm on 24 February 2023 to email@example.com
Make sure you include in your submission:
- the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
- your name and title (if applicable)
- your organisation's name (if you're submitting on behalf of an organisation)
- your contact details (for example, phone number, address, and email).
While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:
Horticulture imports team
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
All submissions received by the closing date will be considered before the amended import health standards (IHS) are issued. MPI may hold late submissions on file for consideration when the issued IHS is next revised or reviewed.
After we have considered all submissions, there is a 10-day period which provides submitters with the opportunity to examine any changes to the IHS which have resulted from consultation. An independent review (under section 24 of the Biosecurity Act 1993) may be requested in this period if a submitter considers scientific evidence they raised during their submission has not received sufficient consideration. If there is no review, the IHS becomes final after 10 days.