OMAR notifications for animal products

Find overseas market access requirement (OMAR) notifications for your product or your destination market.

About OMAR notifications

Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMAR) notifications provide urgent product or country-specific requirements for animal products. They should be read in conjunction with the OMAR for the related destination markets.

When an OMAR for a particular market is updated, the relevant OMAR notifications are incorporated. When an OMAR notification has been incorporated into an OMAR (or is no longer applicable), it is cancelled.

All current OMAR notifications are listed on this web page. They are also listed on the individual country/market OMAR pages.

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Current OMAR notifications


ID Subject Title Date of Issue

Saudi Arabia: export listing requirement for premises processing honey and bee products


Cross-border E-commerce Requirements for Specified Markets


China: COVID-19 measures for exports


Animal Products to the United Kingdom

20/010 Turkey OMAR notification 27/07/2020
20/009 Registration Documents: Specified Markets 15/07/2020
20/008 Japan: Seafood certification 06/05/2020
20/007 China: Wild caught Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish 30/04/2020
20/006 China: Deer Products Permitted to be Exported to China 29/04/2020
20/004 Covid-19: Business continuity – veterinary supervision at certain meat export slaughter establishments 8/04/2020 
20/003 United States of America – receiving top 7 STEC N60 samples at registered laboratories 27/03/2020
20/002 Thailand Rendered Meals and Tallow for Animal Consumption 26/02/2020
20/001 China: Pet Food 21/02/2020


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
19/040 China: Meat Labelling and Chemical Lean Parameters for Unrefined Fat 10/12/2019
19/038 Japan Petfood 28/11/2019
19/035 New Caledonia: Onward Certification 18/11/2019
19/027 China: Meat and meat products halal 4/09/2019
19/023 China: Exporting honey from New Zealand to China in the form of small parcels or packages direct to consumers (for cross-border e-commerce trade) 15/08/2019
19/019 Export Certificates: Specified Markets 9/07/2019
19/016 Republic of Yemen: All Animal Products 31/05/2019
19/013 China: Fish Meal, Fish Oil and Other Aquatic Proteins Not Intended for Human Consumption 27/03/2019
19/011 Thailand: Food Quality Assurance System Certificates [PDF, 394 KB] 1/03/2019
19/006 India Mollusc Meal and Powder Certification 13/02/2019
19/004 Thailand: Honey Certification 29/01/2019
19/002 Thailand: Official Listing for Primary Processors of Meat and Meat Products 22/01/2019


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
18/023 New Caledonia: Fish Oil for Animal Consumption 7/12/2018
18/020 China: STEC Testing and Control of Product Sampled for Residue Testing 20/11/2018
18/017 Animal Product from RMP Operations: Specified Markets 4/10/2018
18/006 Thailand: Changes to fish requirements 20/02/2018
18/005 China: Meat certification requirements 12/02/2018


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
17/042 China - Frozen casings certification requirements 22/12/2017
17/039 Malaysia: Meat and Meat Products Halal Requirements 24/11/2017
17/038 China: Salted Casings Certification Requirements 22/11/2017
17/037 Thailand Dairy Product Registration 8/11/2017
17/032 UAE: Halal certification scheme for meat 27/09/2017
17/031 Japan Certification of Milk Products 18/09/2017
17/029 China; Suspension of Semi-Finished Bovine Blood Products 23/08/2017
17/018 Alternative MPI certification 31/05/2017
17/006 Russia: Temporary suspension on import of beef and bovine offal 7/02/2017


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
16/033 Turkey: Hides and Skins 7/12/2016
16/032 Indonesia: Halal labelling of meat and meat products 18/11/2016
16/029 Indonesia: Meat Certification 20/10/2016
16/010 USA: Grade 'A' Dairy Product Exports 13/05/2016
16/008 Iceland: Export Certificates 5/05/2016


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
15/002 European Union: TRACES Pilot for Meat 23/01/2015


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
14/032 Commonwealth of Independent States: Animal Products 1/10/2014
14/005 European Union: TRACES Pilot for Seafood 15/04/2014


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
13/038 Indonesia: Products not intended for Food for Humans 9/10/2013
13/018 European Union and Ukraine: Catch Certificates 17/07/2013


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
11/011 Macedonia: Animal Products 17/06/2011


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
10/023 Albania: Animal Material & Animal Product 6/07/2010
10/015 Requirements for Cloned Animals 11/05/2010


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
09/038 Switzerland: Animal Material & Animal Product 24/11/2009
09/028 Bovine Taenia saginata examination procedures: specified countries 20/07/2009
09/014 Dairy Products - Norway 11/03/2009


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
08/036 Imported Animal Product Inspection Requirements [PDF, 137 KB] 23/12/2008
08/035 Contaminant Requirements for Bee Products for Export [PDF, 159 KB] 19/12/2008
08/023 Japan: Additional Avian Clause for Petfood 11/09/2008
08/009 Laboratory Approval [PDF, 137 KB] 4/06/2008
08/003 Norway: Animal Material & Animal Products 19/03/2008


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
04/058 Bovine Tuberculosis: Revised Requirements 11/08/2004


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
02/124 Procedures for cattle from properties on the Taenia saginata disease surveillance Suspect List [PDF, 160 KB] 19/12/2002
02/105 Inspection Requirements for Rabbits, Hares and Possums [PDF, 225 KB] 8/11/2002
02/104 Operational Requirements for Rabbits, Hares and Possums [PDF, 136 KB] 8/11/2002
02/076 Export Certification: Cascade Type Meat Meal Driers 2/08/2002
02/018 Meat Meal: Export Certification [PDF, 44 KB] 12/03/2002


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
01/198 Regulatory Requirements: Specifications Clarifications; Complaints and Appeals Procedure: Animal Products Act 1999 (APA) and Meat Act 1981 [PDF, 692 KB] 21/12/2001
01/172 Import of Foreign Animal Material and Animal Products and Return To New Zealand of New Zealand Animal Material and Animal Products For Domestic Use or Export. (Note: clauses 4 and 5 amended by 08/036) [PDF, 163 KB] 7/11/2001
01/152 Surveillance of Water [PDF, 27 KB] 1/10/2001
01/111 Circular 89/MQ/76: Surveillance of Potable Water in Meat & Game Export Premises [PDF, 23 KB] 11/07/2001


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
00/090 Labelling of Animal Materials and Animal Products [PDF, 115 KB] 25/07/2000


ID Subject Title Date of Issue
99/205 New Zealand Standard: Inspection and processing of Deer Pizzles, Tails, Sinews, Testicles and Velvet [PDF, 44 KB] 2/12/1999
99/190 General Requirements for the Export of Meat, Game, Poultry and their Products 29/10/1999
99/125 Export of Crab, Paua and Kina - Biotoxin Requirements [PDF, 124 KB] 5/08/1999
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