3. Register as a seafood exporter

One of the 5 steps to exporting seafood from New Zealand is to register as an exporter. Find out how to register.

How to register

You can do this online.

Alternatively, you can complete one of these forms:

AP1 exporter registration form [PDF, 456 KB]
AP1 exporter registration form [DOCX, 357 KB]

Notes about registering

  • You'll need to pay a registration fee each year.
  • Registration applications are assessed according to requirements set out in section 54 of the Animal Products Act 1999.
  • If you don't register with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), you can use the services of an exporter who is already registered.


If you have questions about registering as a seafood exporter, email approvals@mpi.govt.nz

Our list of registered exporters

When your application has been processed and approved by MPI, you will be added to our list of registered exporters. This list is available to the public.

Find out more

The other 4 steps to exporting seafood

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