Who needs to register
If your pet food contains animal products, you need to register as an exporter under the Animal Products Act 1999.
If it does not contain animal products, you may not need to register. Contact our exporter help team to check.
How to register
You can do this online.
Register as an exporter online using RealMe
Alternatively, you can complete one of these forms:
AP1 exporter registration form [PDF, 456 KB]
AP1 exporter registration form [DOCX, 357 KB]
Notes about registering
- You'll need to pay a registration fee each year.
- Registration applications are assessed according to requirements set out in section 54 of the Animal Products Act 1999.
- If you don't register with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), you can use the services of an exporter who is already registered.
Section 54 of the Animal Products Act 1999 – NZ Legislation website
Register of animal product exporters
If you have questions about registering as an exporter, email email@example.com
Our list of registered exporters
When your application has been processed and approved by MPI, you will be added to our list of registered exporters. This list is available to the public.
Exporters register – animal products, including dairy