GET STARTED WITH AP E-CERT
Before you click on the login link below, ensure you have already activated your account by clicking on the activation link sent to you by MPI after you applied using the ECO1 form [PDF, 314 KB]
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Guidance to help you use AP E-cert
We've developed a set of guidance resources to help you:
- understand the exporting process and certification
- use the electronic certification system (AP E-cert).
On this page:
- About AP E-cert
- Who needs to use AP E-cert
- Get access to AP E-cert
About AP E-cert
AP E-cert is the Ministry for Primary Industries' (MPI's) secure online application used for the raising and issuing of export certificates for destination countries that require official assurances.
The purpose of AP E-cert is to track the market eligibility and status of animal products from the time of production until export. This enables export certificates to be approved. AP E-cert also tracks the movement history of animal products as they are transferred between premises within New Zealand using eligibility declarations of eligibility documents.
All documents raised in AP E-cert must accurately capture all the required information to confirm that requirements have been met for New Zealand and destination markets. The information required is detailed in animal product notices and the help files for AP E-cert.
Animal Products Notice: Official Assurances Specifications for Animal Material and Animal Products
Animal Products Notice: Official Assurances Specifications for Dairy Material and Dairy Products
Who needs to use AP E-cert?
You need to use AP E-cert if you process or store animal products for export that will need an export certificate, or where product traceability is required for export. Whenever products move between premises you must enter information in AP E-cert. This information must be entered correctly to ensure products are eligible for the destination market and a final export certificate can be approved.
To use AP E-cert, your company must be either:
- a business with a registered risk management programme or regulated control scheme
- a registered exporter under the Animal Products Act 1999
- an export approved premises, or
- an agent acting for another company that is registered as one of the above.
Get access to AP E-cert
Access to AP E-cert is granted on an individual basis through a RealMe login and password. Sharing of RealMe logins, even in the same business, is a breach of the conditions of use and may result in access being revoked.
Terms and conditions for MPI web applications
If you are using an agent to do your AP E-cert work, they will tell you what to do.
Note: AP E-cert requires different access from other logins you may be using on the MPI website (for example, the login you use to view overseas market access requirements (OMARs)).