Overseas market access requirements (OMARs) search
Use the search box to find the OMAR for your destination market.
After making your selection, you'll need to click on the market name that appears underneath. On each market page, you can view the relevant OMARs, OMAR notifications, FYIs, and related documents for animal products, processed food, organic products, and wine. You'll need a password to view some documents.
Looking for live animals and germplasm OMARs?
OMARs for live animals and germplasm (semen and embryos) are located on another page of this website.
In most cases, you require a password to view OMARs, OMAR notifications, and FYIs because they contain commercially sensitive material. If you are involved in exporting animal products, you can apply for access by completing an online application form.
You do not need a password to view OMARs for wine, organic products, live animals, or germplasm.
OMARs set out destination market or country requirements you need to meet when exporting. Their purpose is to help New Zealand exporters access overseas markets.
Before you export your products (including trade samples), you need to check the current requirements. You are responsible for ensuring that your products comply with New Zealand requirements (including general requirements for export covering things like labelling, seals, and storage) and any relevant OMARs and OMAR notifications.
About OMAR notifications
OMAR notifications are used for urgent product or market-specific requirements. They should be read in conjunction with the OMAR for the related destination markets.
In most cases, you require a password to view OMAR notifications.
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, it is cancelled.
About 'For your information' (FYI) documents
'For your information' (FYI) documents provide guidance on exporting issues relating to animal products, plant products, food, and wine. The information in an FYI is not a legal requirement established by MPI.
In most cases, you require a password to view FYI documents.
Markets not covered by OMARs
If you wish to export products to countries that don't have an OMAR, it is your responsibility to check and comply with destination market requirements. You should work with an overseas agent or importer to get advice on regulations or requirements set by your destination market.
Keep up to date
Market access requirements are continually changing. If you sign up to receive exporting updates, you will be notified by email when there are changes to OMARs and when OMAR notifications and FYI documents are published. Subscribe to get exporting email updates. (Select 'Animal products exports (including dairy)' from the list showing under 'Email update topics').