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Antimicrobial Resistance Direction Statement and Work Programme

Your views sought

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking your views on its proposed direction and work programme for dealing with antimicrobial resistance.

Consultation document

MPI invites you to comment on the draft document – Antimicrobial Resistance Direction Statement and Work Programme.

Download the draft document [PDF, 279 KB]


Antimicrobial resistance is a serious issue internationally. Many international organisations (for example, WHO, OIE, Codex) and countries are working to deal with this problem.  In New Zealand, MPI has undertaken considerable work in the past to manage antimicrobial resistance from the use of antimicrobials in animals and plants. But MPI and its stakeholders recognise further work is required in the future.

In response to this, MPI has developed an antimicrobial resistance direction statement and a draft of the work programme to underpin it.

Making your submission

Email your comments to

Submissions close at 5pm on 8 April 2016.

Include the following information with your submission:

  • Your name and title.
  • Your organisation's name, if applicable, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it.
  • Your address and contact details (phone, fax, and email, if available).
  • The title and number of the clause(s) you commented on, if appropriate.

You can also post submissions to:

Antimicrobial Resistance Direction Statement
ACVM Programmes and Appraisals
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526, Wellington, New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

Note, your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.