Have you completed step 4?
Each batch of wine you want to export needs export eligibility approval. We explain how to do that in step 4.
Submit a consignment request
Once you have your batch approved, submit your consignment request in Wine e-Cert prior to export.
Getting your export eligibility statement
When we approve your request, an export eligibility statement will be emailed to your freight forwarder as they require this information to complete the NZ Customs Export Entry. A copy is also available for you to download from Wine e-Cert.
The export eligibility statement:
- lists each batch of wine in the consignment
- contains a unique permit number to enable wine to clear New Zealand Customs.
Without this statement, Customs will not clear your consignment for export.
If you're exporting someone else's wine, they'll need to apply for an export eligibility statement on your behalf.
Getting official assurance
If you are exporting to a country that requires an official assurance, this will automatically be generated as part of your consignment approval request. A printed copy of this document will be sent to your freight forwarder.
If the documentation is needed urgently, you will need to arrange your own courier to transport it from MPI to your freight forwarder. Arrange this in advance by emailing email@example.com
Additional documentation like Free Sale Certificate (are arranged within the consignment) and Free Sale Advice Statement, must be requested separately.
A guide – Creating a consignment request and obtaining export documentation – is available in Wine e-Cert if you want more information.
If you have not received expected documentation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other steps to exporting wine
If you are exporting organic wine to a regulated market, you may also require an official organic assurance for your consignment.