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Proposed changes for export approved premises

UPDATE – 3 December 2018

Consultation closed on 5 September 2018. A new Notice came into effect on 1 December 2018. It revokes and replaces the Animal Products (Export Approved Premises) Notice 2011. The new Notice applies to animal material and products that are not required to be processed under a risk management programme but are intended for export with official assurances.

MPI has also released a summary of submissions received during the consultation.

Feedback invited

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sought feedback on proposed changes to the Animal Products (Export Approved Premises) Notice 2011. Full details of the proposed changes were in the consultation documents. They mainly concerned export approved premises (EAPs) that process germplasm and live poultry for export with an official assurance.

Among the changes, it was proposed that:

  • germplasm and live poultry EAPs must be associated with a veterinarian
  • germplasm and live poultry EAPs must have approved standard operating procedures
  • the Notice should enable the approval of germplasm and live poultry EAPs as compartments for the purposes of confirming 'disease-free status'.

There were also further wording and formatting changes to other provisions in the Notice for clarification purposes.

Consultation documents

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have good reasons for withholding them.  That is explained 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 that 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 tell us to release it.