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Proposed changes to the transitional facility standard for the identification of organisms

Update – 28 April 2022

Final transitional facility standard issued

Following this consultation that closed on 10 December 2021, MPI has issued the final transitional facility standard.

Final transitional facility standard [PDF, 282 KB]

Review of submissions [PDF, 257 KB]

Consultation background

Biosecurity New Zealand sought feedback on the proposal to revoke and replace the transitional facility standard for the identification of organisms.

The proposed new standard will improve clarity and reduce contradictions with other transitional facility standards.

Submissions recevied between 29 October and 10 December 2021.

Full details of the proposed changes were in the consultation documents.

Consultation documents

Draft Risk Management Proposal: Transitional Facility Standard: Identification of organisms [PDF, 348 KB]

Draft Facility Standard: Identification of organisms [PDF, 312 KB]

Related document

The current Standard for Transitional Facilities for the Identification of Organisms [PDF, 282 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.

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