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Amendments to the requirements for the export of small packages of honey

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New Zealand Food Safety is proposing minor amendments to the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products.

The minor amendments are to reduce the traceability requirements for packages of honey, weighing less than or equal to 2kg, that are exported directly to a private individual. This will help facilitate the exports of consignments less than or equal to 2kg to countries that do not require an export certificate.

Consultation document

Amendments to the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products – consultation paper [PDF, 560 KB]

Related document

Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products [PDF, 468 KB]

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the consultation document by 5pm on 17 July 2020 to

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

Food and Live Animal Assurance Team
Assurance Directorate
New Zealand Food Safety
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington, 6140.

What to include

Make sure you tell us in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

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