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Importing wood products

If you're importing wood products, your products need to meet certain biosecurity requirements to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases to New Zealand. MPI helps importers meet these requirements.

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Responsibilities of wood product importers

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

  • meeting the import health standard (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.

Read October 2015 notice to clients about low-risk wood products [PDF, 453 KB]

Who to contact

For queries about offshore treatment or phytosanitary certificates, 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 about importing wood products, email