TYPES OF PLANT-ORIGIN ANIMAL FEEDS
This import process covers plant-origin:
- feeds imported to be eaten by animals such as livestock, companion animals or pets. Plant-origin feeds include:
- non-viable seeds
- pelleted feeds
- retail packaged pet foods.
- nutrient or dietary supplements to be fed to an animal or mixed into an animal’s feed.
Importing related products
Processes for importing other types of animal feeds are set out elsewhere on this website. Follow these steps if you're importing:
- grains and seeds for processing into animal food
- processed pet food for cats and dogs (not plant-based)
- fish food and/or fish bait.
If you want to import animal food that contains animal products other than plants, such as dairy, egg, blood and feather meal, you will need to follow the steps for importing:
To successfully import plant-origin animal feeds you need to know about:
- your product, what it contains, where it's from, who made it, and how it was made
- the biosecurity import health standard (IHS) and meeting its requirements
- applying for a permit to import stock feed, if required by the IHS
- completing the questionnaire for stock feed, if a permit is required
- phytosanitary certificates, manufacturers' certificates, treatment certificates, and independent verification authority declarations, if required
- vessel certificates for bulk shipments in ship holds
- packaging and labelling requirements
- Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) requirements
- applying for an ACVM class determination of the animal feed you are importing, if needed
- relevant fees and charges.
You will also need to meet New Zealand Customs Service requirements, such as tariffs and permits, and be aware of product prohibitions and restrictions. MPI and NZ Customs have different requirements.
Are you using wood packaging?
If your consignment is shipped to New Zealand on wooden pallets, or wood has been used to package any part of your consignment, you'll also need to comply with the requirements for importing wood packaging.