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Exporting dairy

Dairy is New Zealand's biggest export earner – worth about $19 billion a year. MPI plays a critical role in ensuring dairy exports meet New Zealand food safety standards and the requirements of our overseas customers.

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Exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand you're responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet relevant New Zealand standards
  • complying with the relevant export eligibility requirements
  • reporting any export non-conformances
  • keeping the right records.

Find out about export non-conformances

Who to contact

If you need to contact MPI about exporting dairy products, email