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Proposed changes to requirements in the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products

Have your say

New Zealand Food Safety would like your feedback on proposed changes to requirements in the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products. This consultation is following a public review of current requirements in this Notice.

The proposed changes we are seeking feedback on are:

  • small consignments exported without an official assurance via postal pathways
  • mānuka honey test method information
  • updating the guidance document: Guidance to the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products. The updated content reflects the proposed changes in the Notice.

Consultation documents

Discussion document: Consultation for the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products [PDF, 198 KB]

Proposed Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products [PDF, 627 KB]

Proposed Guidance document: Guidance to the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products [PDF, 823 KB]

Related documents

Summary of Submissions: Review of requirements for exporting consignments of bee products weighing 2 kilograms or less [PDF, 120 KB]

Making your submission

Send us your feedback by 5pm on 10 September 2021.

Email your submission to Food.Assurance@mpi.govt.nz

While we prefer email, you can post your submissions to:

Food & Live Animal Assurance Team 
Assurance Directorate 
New Zealand Food Safety 
Ministry for Primary Industries 
PO Box 2526 
Wellington, 6140 

What to include

Make sure you tell us in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

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.

MPI may post all or parts of any written submission on its website. We'll consider that you have consented to its publication, unless clearly stated otherwise in your submission.