What our fees cover
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) calculates fees on a cost-recovery basis.
Activities and services we may charge for include:
- border clearance inspections
- travel costs.
Note, not all the fees on this page may apply to you and there could be other charges not listed here – like transport, storage, and treatment costs.
Border clearance charges
MPI may charge you for costs related to inspecting your fresh fruit and vegetables when they arrive in New Zealand.
You may also be charged extra fees if MPI's biosecurity inspector has to:
- travel to inspect your goods
- wait before inspection can start
- be called out after hours.