Become a recognised wine testing laboratory
Find out how to become a laboratory recognised to test wine for export.
Testing wine for export
If you export wine, some countries require that the wine analysis meets their requirements. If this analysis is needed for an export certificate for that country, testing must be performed by a recognised laboratory.
Becoming a recognised laboratory
To be recognised, a laboratory must:
- be accredited to ISO 17025 or be working toward accreditation
- be assessed annually by the accreditation body from the date of recognition
- participate in an appropriate inter-laboratory comparison programme as specified by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
- use appropriate test methods as specified by MPI.
Apply for accreditation
Apply to International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) for accreditation. This can take 3 to 6 months.
Apply for recognition
Apply to MPI to become recognised, using application form WL1.
Application form WL1 – Recognised wine laboratory [PDF, 990 KB]
Refer to this wine notice for details of what you need to do to become a recognised laboratory.
Who to contact
If you have questions about becoming a recognised wine testing laboratory, contact firstname.lastname@example.org