Guide to importing research samples
Information for importers [PDF, 242 KB]
Databases of organisms present in New Zealand
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has a series of resources to help you establish whether an organism is considered 'new' to New Zealand.
Additionally, some of this information can be found on the Official New Zealand Pest Register.
Approval information and resources
If you are importing a new organism, you will require an approval from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The authority has a series of broad approvals that you can import new organisms under.
Should you require a specific approval, the authority's website has information about the different types of new organism applications you can make, the application process, and the form to use.
Regulatory status of organisms in New Zealand
The Official New Zealand pest register provides the information regarding the regulatory status of organisms in New Zealand.