Import

Import

Find out how importing to New Zealand works: how to import food, animals, wood products, plants, soil, vehicles and machinery. Border clearance helps to keep out unwanted pests and diseases.

Search for the import health standard you'll need to import your commodity.

Update – 19 July 2021

Proposed new import health standard (IHS) for personal consignments of products for human consumption and personal effects

From 19 July 2021 to 31 August 2021, MPI would like your feedback on the proposed new IHS for personal consignments of products for human consumption and personal effects.

The new requirements will consolidate existing standards and state on-arrival procedures. It will also clarify for passengers what and how much food products they can bring to New Zealand.

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