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Proposed amendments to the import health standards for fresh lychee from Thailand

Update – 8 March 2023

Final IHS and review of submissions released

Following the consultation that closed on 7 December 2022, we've released the amended import health standard (IHS) along with the review of submissions.

Import health standard: Lychee, (Litchi chinensis) from Thailand [PDF, 287 KB]

Review of submissions [PDF, 696 KB]

Related document

Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand – Import Health Standard [PDF, 2.3 MB]

Background to this consultation

From 7 November 2022 to 7 December 2022 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invited comments on proposed changes to the import requirements for fresh lychee (Litchi chinensis) from Thailand.

  • MPI has reviewed the cold treatment requirements for importing fresh lychee from Thailand.
  • Justification for the amendment is presented in the risk management proposal.
  • Full details of the proposed amendment to the standards are in the linked consultation documents.

Consultation documents

Draft IHS Commodity Sub-class: Fresh Fruit/Vegetables Lychee, (Litchi chinensis) from Thailand [PDF, 316 KB]

Draft IHS 152.02: Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand [PDF, 4.3 MB]

Risk Management Proposal [PDF, 391 KB]

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.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation