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Exporting meat

Meat exports are worth a lot to New Zealand. Beef and lamb exports alone total more than $5 billion a year. MPI's role is to make sure meat exports meet New Zealand food safety standards and comply with the requirements of our overseas customers.

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Meat exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand you are responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet relevant New Zealand standards
  • complying with the destination country's eligibility requirements
  • reporting non-conformances to MPI as soon as possible – for example, if your products are no longer fit for their intended purpose or are refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions about exporting meat products, email