5. Apply for a dairy export certificate

How to apply for an export certificate (official assurance) for your dairy product export.

Using E-cert

If the destination market for your dairy products requires an export certificate (or official assurance), you need to apply for it through E-cert. You have to register to access E-cert. Step 4 tells you how to register.

Step 4: Register for E-cert 

Log in

When you're registered, you can log in and use the system.

The information and declarations you, or the operators you work with, have entered about the production of your dairy products confirm that they comply with requirements.

Training and help

There's an E-Cert help file you can access once you've logged in to the E-cert training website.

Request approval of your certificate

Once the export certificate application has been raised in E-cert, email your nearest MPI signing office to arrange approval of the export certificate.


Phone number



09 909 2701


Bay of Plenty

07 5712815



04 894 0926



03 943 1777


Getting your export certificate

When MPI is satisfied that your dairy products comply with all requirements and standards, we issue the official assurance (export certificate) through E-cert.

The official assurance can be provided for your consignment in various ways. Check the OMAR of your destination country and the Official Assurances Specification to work out what you need.

Read the Animal Product Official Assurances Specifications [PDF, 676 KB]

Find out more

Check the other 4 steps to exporting dairy

1. Meet New Zealand requirements

2. Check destination requirements

3. Register as an exporter

4. Register for E-Cert

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