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Review of requirements for exporting consignments of bee products weighing 2 kilograms or less

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New Zealand Food Safety is reviewing requirements in the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products (GREX). The review is related to consignments of bee products weighing less than or equal to 2 kilograms where an official assurance is not required.

The focus of this review is on small packages of honey sent to a private person overseas.

This consultation opened on 29 April and closes on 27 May 2021.

It follows an earlier consultation held in 2020.

2020 consultation: Amendments to the requirements for the export of small packages of honey

Consultation documents 

Discussion document: Review of the Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products [PDF, 206 KB]

Draft Animal Products Notice: General Export Requirements for Bee Products [PDF, 519 KB]

Making your submission 

Email your feedback by 5pm on 27 May 2021 to 

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to: 

Food and Live Animal Assurance Team 
Assurance Directorate 
New Zealand Food Safety 
Ministry for Primary Industries 
PO Box 2526 
Wellington, 6140.

What to include 

Make sure you tell us in your submission:  

  • the title of the review document 
  • your name and title  
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it) 
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).  

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. 

The Ministry for Primary Industries (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.