Using wood packaging for exports

If you're exporting products using wooden containers or packaging materials, you may need to have the packaging inspected and treated. MPI can help ensure the packaging meets phytosanitary (plant health) and other requirements.

Your step-by-step guide to exporting wood packaging.
Find the Importing Countries Phytosanitary Requirements (ICPRs) for your wood packaging.

Exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand you're responsible for:

  • meeting the Importing Country's Phytosanitary Requirements (ICPRs)
  • reporting to MPI if your product is refused entry by a destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you need to contact MPI about exporting wood packaging, email

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