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Proposed amendment to the post entry quarantine (PEQ) facility standard

Update – 22 June 2022

Final documents and review of submissions released

Following the consultation that closed on 23 February 2022, MPI has released the final PEQ standard and guidance document along with the review of submissions.

Post entry quarantine (PEQ) facility standard [PDF, 545 KB]

Guidance document [PDF, 524 KB]

Review of submissions [PDF, 361 KB]

Consultation background 

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sought comments on proposed changes to the Facility Standard: Post Entry Quarantine for Plants (PEQ.STD) and corresponding guidance document.

The proposed changes clarify requirements around airflow, anterooms, footbaths, and growing media.

Submissions closed on 23 February 2022.

Full details of the proposed changes are in the consultation documents.

Consultation documents

Draft risk management proposal [PDF, 365 KB]

Draft Facility Standard: Post Entry Quarantine for Plants (PEQ.STD) [PDF, 874 KB]

Draft guidance document: Post Entry Quarantine for Plants (MPI.GD.PEQ) [PDF, 717 KB]


Next steps

After we have considered all submissions, we will make a final decision on what amendments will be made to the facility standard and guidance document.

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

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