About FYI documents
For your information (FYI) documents provide guidance on exporting issues relating to animal products (such as meat, seafood, honey, and dairy), food products, plant products, and wine. They should be read in conjunction with the OMAR or ICPR (Importing Countries Phytosanitary Requirement) for the related destination market(s).
FYI documents let exporters know quickly about unofficial information that could affect exports. The information in an FYI is not a legal requirement. If you rely on the information in FYIs, MPI will not accept liability for any resulting loss.
All current FYIs are listed on this web page. FYIs for animal products, food products and wine are also listed on the relevant OMAR country/market pages.
FYIs are cancelled when they are superseded by another FYI or no longer apply.
Publicly available FYIs
Some FYIs are publicly accessible and provide general market guidance on exporting issues for all exporters.
Most FYIs are password protected because they contain commercially sensitive information. If you are involved in exporting animal products, you can apply for access by completing this online application form.
List of current FYIs
F18/22 United States of America Emergency Access for Infant Formula Products [PDF, 149 KB]
F14/22 China Registration of Food Manufacturing Premises [PDF, 376 KB]
F12/22 China: Fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables lists [PDF, 149 KB]
F10/22 China Health Food [PDF, 200 KB]
F09/22 Guidance for Cross-border E-commerce Trade to China [PDF, 188 KB]
F04/22 Saudi Arabia palletisation requirement [PDF, 134 KB]
F01/22 New label requirements for solid beverage products exported to China [PDF, 176 KB]
F50/21 Malaysia: Halal Certification and Labelling of Dairy, Seafood and Bee Products [PDF, 174 KB]
F46/21 Halal Certification of New Zealand Food Products to Egypt [PDF, 156 KB]
F44/21 Effects of shipping disruptions on phytosanitary compliance and certification [PDF, 143 KB]
F39/21 China Covid-19 further guidance for exporters [PDF, 150 KB]
F29/21 Proposed new label requirements for solid beverage products exported to China [PDF, 192 KB]
F25/21 Non-Containerised (Cargo Hold) Sea Freight Exports [PDF, 150 KB]
F18/21 Proposed requirements for export of plant-based pet food to China [PDF, 174 KB]
F15/21 China COVID-19 import measures [PDF, 333 KB]
F8/21 European Union - Electronic Exchange of New Zealand Phytosanitary Certificates [PDF, 162 KB]
F2/21 Authentication of documents for GCC markets – update 4 [PDF, 142 KB]
F75/20 Access to OMARS [PDF, 210 KB]
F74/20 Thailand: Food Quality Assurance System Certificates [PDF, 161 KB]
F70/20 Viet Nam Product Registration [PDF, 195 KB]
F68/20 Viet Nam COVID-19 Import Measures [PDF, 142 KB]
F15/20 Caution against export of product with misleading information and claims [PDF, 167 KB]
F12/20 Export and Import Certification during the COVID-19 Lockdown Period [PDF, 176 KB]
F20/19 Exemptions from Domestic Food Standards [PDF, 163 KB]
F3/19 Wood Packaging used for Export [PDF, 151 KB]
F17/18 Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations? Information and Guidance [PDF, 474 KB]
F48/16 Guyana- Milk Powder Exports [PDF, 92 KB]
F41/16 USA Food Safety Modernisation Act Rules: Information and Guidance [PDF, 235 KB]
F30/13 Customs Union: Contaminants
F12/11 Declaration of Imported Components [PDF, 22 KB]
F3/03 Label Claims [PDF, 114 KB]