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Proposed changes to the requirements for importing hop plants for planting

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Biosecurity New Zealand is proposing some changes to the requirements for importing hop plants for planting. This is the second consultation we've held this year about importing hop plants.

We appreciate the replies and information we got during the first consultation on the risk management proposal.

The first consultation: Importing hop plants for planting

We reviewed the submissions from the first consultation and have:

  • revised some proposed import requirements
  • included some more specific information from our risk analysis
  • provided more clarity on parts of the proposal that needed it.

Based on the revised risk management proposal, we have also drafted an import health standard. An import health standard is the legislative document that specifies the requirements for importing.

This consultation is open for submissions between 15 December 2023 and 5pm on 2 February 2024.

Consultation document

Draft import health standard [PDF, 670 KB]

Making a submission

Email your submission to us at

We want to hear your feedback, technical information, scientific evidence, industry knowledge, and suggestions on:

  • the measures we're proposing and their effective risk management for imported hop plants
  • the feasibility of importing under the proposed requirements
  • the understandability of the draft import health standard.

Changes to the risk management proposal

Refer to the first consultation to see the risk management proposal

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Summary review of submissions from the first consultation

When we review consultation submissions, we group topics from various submitters and then respond to them together.

Find the topics you are interested in and select the expand button to see our response.

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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.

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