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

Update – 12 November 2021

Following this consultation, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today reissued the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products under the Animal Products Act 1999.

We've also released an updated guidance document and a summary of submissions.

Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products under the Animal Products Act 1999 [PDF, 475 KB]

Guidance to the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products [PDF, 675 KB]

Summary of submissions [PDF, 85 KB]

About this consultation

New Zealand Food Safety sought your feedback on proposed changes to requirements in the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products. The consultation followed a public review of current requirements in the Notice.

The proposed changes we asked for feedback on were about:

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

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

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.