What are Importing Countries Phytosanitary Requirements?
To export plant or forestry products you must meet the phytosanitary (plant health) requirements of your overseas market.
Some markets have a lot of requirements published in different places. To help you, we summarise each market's requirements in documents called Importing Countries Phytosanitary Requirements (ICPRs).
We publish ICPRs for:
- plants and plant products
- forestry products, including wooden packaging materials
Overseas markets often change their requirements. We rely on them to tell us about updates or changes.
After reading the ICPRs for your overseas market and product, check with your importer to make sure you have the most up to date information.
Search for ICPRs
Plants and plant products
You can search by the name of the product, the overseas market, or both.
The ICPRs for forestry products are listed by the name of the overseas market.
Get ICPRs updates
Get email notifications about changes or upcoming changes to ICPRs.
Get a phytosanitary certificate
If the ICPRs for your product and overseas market say you need a phytosanitary certificate, find out how to get one.
We publish ICPRs for New Zealand's most common markets and products.
If you can't find the one you need, ask your importer what you need to do.
Not sure what the ICPRs mean?
Ask your importer or an Independent Verification Agency (IVA). Note that IVAs usually charge for their services.
Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on your question, we may charge for our time.
Our rate and what it covers are in the table on that fees and charges page under the heading 'All other work'.
Who to contact
If you have questions about ICPRs, email email@example.com