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Draft import health standard for giant river prawns

Update – 23 November 2023

Final documents realeased

Following the consultation that closed on 7 August 2023, MPI has released the final documents.

Giant River Prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) – Import health standard [PDF, 330 KB]

Giant River Prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) – Guidance [PDF, 316 KB]

Risk Management Proposal: Giant River Prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) [PDF, 495 KB]

Consultation background

From 10 July 2023 to 7 August 2023, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sought comments on a proposed new import health standard (IHS) for giant river prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii).

The IHS specified the biosecurity requirements that must be met when importing the prawns.

Consultation documents

Draft import health standard for giant river prawns [PDF, 360 KB]

Risk management proposal [PDF, 504 KB]

Draft guidance document for importing giant river prawns [PDF, 337 KB]

Related document

NZL 728 - SPS Notification - IHS for giant river prawns [PDF, 67 KB]


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