Steps to exporting dairy products
The steps you need to follow to export dairy products from New Zealand.
Follow the steps
There are 5 steps to exporting dairy products. It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure all requirements have been met before the product is exported.
1. Meet New Zealand requirements
Find out about New Zealand standards and requirements for exporting dairy products.
2. Check destination requirements
Check if there's export access to your preferred market, and what the rules are to export there. Some markets have much higher compliance requirements and costs.
3. Register as an exporter
To export dairy products from New Zealand, you need to register as an exporter with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) or use the services of a registered exporter.
4. Register for E-cert
Find out how to apply for access to Animal Products E-cert to track export production and apply for official assurance.
5. Apply for an export certificate
Not all markets require an export certificate or official assurance – if you need it you'll apply through E-cert.
You may also have to meet other requirements, including those set by government agencies like the New Zealand Customs Service.
If your export products are stopped at the border or no longer meet export requirements, you must tell MPI within 24 hours.
Who to contact
If you have questions about exporting, email email@example.com