Exporting semen and embryos

Specialist New Zealand businesses produce animal semen and embryos (germplasm) from livestock and horses for exporting to other countries. MPI's role is to help exporters meet the requirements of overseas markets.

Your step-by-step guide to exporting semen and embryos.
Find the Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) for specific countries or markets.

Exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand you're responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet New Zealand standards
  • complying with the destination country's eligibility requirements
  • reporting to MPI if your products are no longer fit for their intended purpose or are refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions about exporting semen and embryos, email animalexports@mpi.govt.nz.

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