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

Have your say

Biosecurity New Zealand would like 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 can be made between 29 October and 10 December 2021.

Full details of the proposed changes are 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, 570 KB]

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the draft by 6pm on 10 December 2021 to

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
  • your name and title (if applicable)
  • your organisation's name (if you're submitting on behalf of an organisation)
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address and email).

While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:

Plant Product Imports
Animal and Plant Health Directorate
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

All submissions received by the closing date will be considered. MPI may hold late submissions on file for consideration when the standard is next revised or reviewed.

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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