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Proposed requirements for the inspection of imported and returned animal material and animal products intended for re-export with official assurances

Your views sought

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking your views on the proposals set out in this discussion document and the proposed Notice. The proposals relate to requirements for the inspection and clearance of the following classes of animal material and animal products:

  • imported animal material and animal products of foreign origin intended for re-export from New Zealand with official assurances
  • returned New Zealand animal material and animal products intended for re-export from with official assurances.

What's being proposed?

The 2 classes of animal material and animal products that are the subject of this consultation were, at some point, handled or processed outside of New Zealand's regulatory system. As such, those animal material and animal products are generally not eligible for export with official assurances. This is because official assurance eligibility is conditional on processing being carried out only within New Zealand premises operating under a risk management programme (RMP) registered under the Animal Products Act 1999.

MPI is proposing a way for admitting these classes of animal material and animal products into the New Zealand official assurance chain so they could be eligible for export with official assurances.

Consultation documents

Making a submission

You can have your say by answering any or all of the 12 questions in the discussion document, or make general comments on any aspect of the discussion document or the proposed notice.

Email your submissions to 

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

Amendments – OMAR01/172
MPI Food Assurance Team (Level 12, Pastoral House)
PO Box 2526

Information to include in your submission

In your submission, make sure you include:

  • the title and number of the discussion document
  • your name and title (if applicable)
  • your organisation's name (if applicable)
  • your address.

Next steps

MPI will consider all submissions. A summary of submissions and MPI's response to these submissions will be posted on this web page.

Submissions are official information

Submissions are official information and may be subject to requests under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA). Under the OIA, everyone has the right to request official information held by government organisations, and such information must be made available to requesters unless there are good or conclusive grounds under the OIA for withholding it.

If you are submitting on this discussion document, you may wish to indicate any grounds for withholding information contained in your submission. MPI will consider such grounds when deciding whether or not to release information.

Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA may be reviewed by the Ombudsman.