Risk management programmes for transport operators

If you transport animal products for export, including dairy products, you can operate under a risk management programme (RMP) instead of a regulated control scheme (RCS). Find out what your options are.

Two ways to develop a risk management programme

If you decide to operate under a risk management programme (RMP) for transporting animal products for export, there are 2 ways you can do this:

  • If you already operate under a registered RMP for processing, you can add transport activities to that RMP.
  • If you don't already have a registered RMP, you can create one, or you can operate under the transport regulated control scheme (RCS).

Adding transport activities to an existing RMP

If you're an operator of a processing premises that's already operating under a registered RMP, you can extend that RMP to cover your transport activities. Use the Processing premises RMP – Transport supporting system template to do this.

Note: You can only do this if the products you process don't require temperature control.

If you transport goods for other operators you must have a written agreement. You can find the template for this in Appendix 1 of the Processing premises RMP – Transport supporting system.

Processing premises RMP – Transport supporting system [DOC, 303 KB]

If you don't have an existing RMP

If you don't have a registered RMP that you can add your transport activities to, you'll need to either:

  • create a new one and get it registered, or
  • operate under the transport RCS.

Risk management programme (RMP) template for the transport of animal material and animal products [PDF, 575 KB]

Regulated control scheme (RCS) for transport operators

Guidance document: How to use the RMP or RCS template [PDF, 2.8 MB]

RMPs for transporters of dairy products

If you transport dairy products, our template will help you prepare your RMP.

Risk management programme (RMP) template for the transport of packaged dairy material and dairy products [PDF, 316 KB]

Find out more

Transport, stores and wharves roadmap [PDF, 969 KB]

Introduction to risk management programmes

Documents, guidance, and registers for transport operators

Who to contact

If you have questions about RMPs for transport operators, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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