4. Register for E-cert for seafood exports

Register to use E-cert to track your export seafood from the time it's harvested until it's exported. This is one of 5 steps for exporting seafood.

About E-cert

Animal products E-cert is what MPI uses to issue official government assurances for animal products, including seafood, that are exported from New Zealand.

At each step of the production process, operators need to add information to E-cert. At the end of the process, the exporter uses E-cert to apply for official assurance or an export certificate.

It is mandatory to use E-cert for some markets and strongly recommended for all others.

E-cert is password protected and new exporters and operators need to apply for access.

How to register

To use E-cert, your company must be one of the following:

  • a registered exporter under the Animal Products Act 1999
  • a business with a registered Risk Management Programme
  • an export-approved premise
  • acting as an agent for another company that is registered as one of the above.

You need to get company access first, then add access for individuals.

Find out more

The other 4 steps to exporting seafood

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