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

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment 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 can be made from 14 December 2021 to 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Draft guidance document: Post Entry Quarantine for Plants (MPI.GD.PEQ) [PDF, 717 KB]

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the draft by 5pm on 23 February 2022 to

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email (PEQ)
  • your name and title (if applicable)
  • your organisation's name (if you're submitting on behalf of an organisation)
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address and email).

While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:

Plant Product Imports
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

All submissions received by the closing date will be considered before the amended facility standard is issued. MPI may hold late submissions on file for consideration when the facility standard is next revised or reviewed.

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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