Exporting pet food

New Zealand's agricultural sector provides a ready source of quality product for manufacturers of cat and dog pet food. MPI plays a critical role, ensuring export pet food is safe and complies with the requirements of our overseas customers.

Your step-by-step guide to exporting pet food products.
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 have been refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions about exporting pet food products, email info@mpi.govt.nz.

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