Responsibilities of a registered food importer

Anyone importing food into New Zealand for sale must make sure the food is safe and suitable for consumers.

Your responsibilities as a food importer

If you bring food into New Zealand and plan to sell it, you are a food importer. Food importers need to register with MPI.

How to register as a food importer

You need to follow New Zealand’s food importing rules. This means that you need to:

Who to contact

If you have questions about importing food, email

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