No imports of cattle or buffalo
In 2017, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) suspended the Import Health Standard: Buffalo and Cattle from Australia (bovanic.aus) that allows for the importation of live cattle from Australia. The suspension means that there will be no live cattle imports allowed from Australia until further notice. The suspension will remain in force while MPI reviews current science and the requirements in the standard regarding Mycoplasma bovis. MPI wants to ensure the most appropriate measures are in place to address this risk going forward.
Find out about the Mycoplasma bovis situation
No imports of alpacas and llamas
In 2019, MPI removed approval of the test methods for Q fever. Until a validated test for Q fever in camelids has been approved by MPI, imports of alpacas or llamas into New Zealand are not possible.