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Proposed amendments to the import health standard for nursery stock for the management of Phellinus noxius

Consultation Update

Final IHS

The final import health standard (IHS) Importation of Nursery Stock 155.02.06 with requirements for Phellinus noxius was issued 21 November 2016.

Import Health Standard 155.02.06: Nursery Stock

Provisional IHS

Consultation has closed and a provisional IHS was issued 2 November 2016. Authorised people had until 12 November 2016 to request an independent review under section 24 of the Biosecurity Act 1993.


A summary of the submissions received for this consultation is available:

Background to consultation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sought feedback on the addition of phytosanitary requirements for the management of Phellinus noxius in nursery stock hosts (whole plants, including rooted cuttings) from all countries.

The proposals

Details of the proposed changes are in the Risk management proposal. The document includes the technical justification for these changes.

Proposed additional measures included:

  • a new section in ‘basic conditions’ with requirements that apply to whole plants (including rooted cuttings) which are the hosts of Phellinus noxius
  • regulation of Phellinus noxius at genus level when 3 or more species are found to be natural hosts
  • whole plants will be required to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with additional declarations.

Consultation document

Related documents

Making your submission

Submissions closed at 5pm on 19 August 2016.

All submissions received by the closing date were considered before the amended import health standard (IHS) was issued. MPI may hold late submissions on file for consideration when the issued IHS is next revised or reviewed

After consultation

After we have considered all submissions we publish a provisional IHS for 10 days to give submitters a chance to examine the changes. An independent review (under section 24 of the Biosecurity Act 1993) may be requested in this period, if a submitter considers scientific evidence they raised during their submission has not received sufficient consideration. If there is no review, the IHS becomes final after 10 days.

The provisional IHS was published on 2 November 2016.

Submissions are public information

Any submissions you make becomes public information. Anyone can ask for copies of all submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the information available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. You can find those ground in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA. Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include, it’s commercially sensitive or it’s personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may require the information be released.

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