Steps to exporting honey and bee products

The steps you need to follow to export honey and bee products from New Zealand.

Follow the steps

There are 5 steps to exporting honey and bee products. It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure all requirements have been met before the product is exported.

1. Meet New Zealand requirements

Honey and bee products must meet New Zealand standards and requirements before you can export it. Find out what they are.

2. Check destination requirements

Your destination market might have extra requirements you need to meet. You need to check if there's export access to your preferred market, and what the rules are to export there.

3. Register as an exporter

To export honey or bee products from New Zealand, you need to register as an exporter with MPI, or use the services of a registered exporter.

4. Register for Animal Products E-cert

You need access to Animal Products E-cert to track products and apply for official assurance.

5. Apply for an export certificate

Not all markets require an export certificate or official assurance – if you need it you'll apply through E-cert.

Export non-conformance

If your honey or bee product export is stopped at the border or no longer meets export requirements, you must tell MPI within 24 hours.

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