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Draft Import Health Standard for Personal Consignments of Animal Products


19 December 2019

The final import health standard (IHS) is now issued.

Final documents


2 October 2019

Provisional IHS

Consultation has closed and a provisional IHS was issued 2 October 2019. Authorised people have until 16 October 2019 to request an independent review under section 24 of the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Provisional IHS [PDF, 866 KB]

Risk Management Proposal

RMP - Consignment of animal products [PDF, 420 KB]


A summary of the submissions received for this consultation is available [PDF, 1 MB]

Consultation background

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sought feedback on a proposed import health standard (IHS).  The IHS was drafted to contain existing and new import requirements for personal consignments of animal products.

Full details about the proposed IHS for Personal Consignments of Animal Products are in the consultation documents. 

Consultation closed at 14 December 2018.

Consultation documents

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