5. Apply for a seafood export certificate

How to apply for an export certificate (official assurance) for your seafood export. This is one of 5 steps for exporting seafood.

Using E-cert

If the destination market for your seafood 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.

E-cert login

The information and declarations you, or the operators you work with, have entered about the production of your seafood 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.

Training E-cert application

Request approval of your certificate

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

LocationPhone numberEmail


09 909 2701


Bay of Plenty

07 5712815



04 894 0926



03 943 1777


Getting your export certificate

When MPI is satisfied that your seafood 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.

Find out more

Check the other 4 steps to exporting seafood

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