To export grains or seeds for sowing you need to know about:
- phytosanitary (plant health) and labelling requirements for your destination country
- using MPI-authorised independent verification agencies (IVAs) or MPI-authorised service providers or facilities for phytosanitary activities
- seed varietal certification requirements, if required
- export requirements set by industry groups.
You may have to meet additional requirements. These might be of a commercial nature, or requirements set by other government agencies, like the New Zealand Customs Services. It will also pay to check with your importing agent in the destination country that you haven't overlooked any requirements.
Exporting related products
Export processes and information related to grains and seeds are elsewhere on the website:
Information for organic exporters
If you are exporting organic grain or seeds, you need to know about the Official Organic Assurance Programme (OOAP). This is a programme designed to facilitate the exporting process of organic product to specific markets.