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Importing wood packaging and ISPM 15 material

If you're importing products packaged in wood, the packaging needs to meet New Zealand's biosecurity requirements. MPI can help importers meet these requirements, to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases.

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Responsibilities of wood packaging importers

When importing products to New Zealand you're responsible for:

  • meeting the import health standards (IHS) for your products
  • arranging appropriate treatment for your products, if needed
  • reporting to MPI if your product shows signs of disease or pests
  • keeping the right records.

Fees and charges may apply.

Who to contact

If you have queries about ISPM 15, contact the exporting country's National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) or your customs broker.

Search for NPPO contacts on the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) website

For other questions, email