Overseas market access requirements (OMARs)
Search the overseas market access requirements (OMARs) for your destination market.
OMARs set out destination market or country requirements you need to meet when exporting. Their purpose is to facilitate access to overseas markets for New Zealand exporters.
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.
Get access to OMARs
In most cases, you require a password to view OMARs because they contain commercially sensitive material. If you are involved in exporting animal products, you can apply for access by completing this online application form.
You do not need a password to view OMARs for wine, organic products, live animals or germplasm.
Animal products (including dairy), wine, and organics
Select the destination market in the search box below. On each country page, you can view the relevant OMARs (also OMAR notifications and FYI documents) for animal products, dairy products, wine, or organic products by using the left-hand menu.
Live animals and germplasm
Markets not covered by OMARs
If you wish to export products to countries not listed, 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.
OMAR notifications are used for urgent product or market-specific requirements. They should be read in conjunction with the OMAR for the related destination market(s).
To view current and cancelled OMAR notifications, click on “OMAR notifications” in the left-hand menu. 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.
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.
To view current and cancelled FYIs, click on “For your information (FYI) documents” in the left-hand menu. In most cases, you require a password to view FYI documents.
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. Sign up for exporting email updates by completing this online application form. Select “Animal products exports (including dairy)” under 'Email update topics'.