Requirement documents for exporting live animals

A list of requirement documents you need to meet when exporting live animals.

Animal Welfare Export Certificate (AWEC)

If you're exporting live animals, you're legally required to get an Animal Welfare Export Certificate (AWEC), unless you have an exemption under law. 

Read about Animal Welfare Export Certificates

Laboratory requirements

All laboratories that test live animals and germplasm for export must operate under the Recognised Laboratory Programme.

Notices

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Codes of practice

The codes of practice are the guidance material containing the recommended standards for exporters of live animals and germplasm exports.

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OMARs and export certificate templates

To view the password-protected export certificate templates, click the '+' next to the OMAR for your commodity and destination.

Registered users having trouble logging in to view the templates, or who want more information, can email animalexports@mpi.govt.nz

If you're a new user, complete and return the form to request access to the templates.

View all other commodity OMARs and export certificate templates

View the export certificate templates determined and revoked

Tips - try using:
  • one word for precise results - for example, alligator
  • multiple words for broader results. For example, alligator meat returns documents with either alligator or meat
  • quotation marks to search a specific term - for example, 'alligator meat' returns documents with the exact phrase 'alligator meat'
Published after date must be later than or the same as Published before date.
Published before date must be earlier than or the same as Published after date.
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Camelids to Australia - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Camelids to Taiwan - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle (breeding) to Chile – OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle (Breeding) to Colombia - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle (except for feeder and slaughter) to Japan - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle (for breeding) to Malaysia (excluding the states of Sabah and Sarawak) - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle for breeding to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle to Fiji - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle to Guatemala - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle to Sabah (East Malaysia) - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle to the People's Republic of China - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle to the Philippines - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Cattle to Tonga - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
Chinchillas to Qatar - OMAR
Overseas Market Access Requirement (OMAR)
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