Importing dried and preserved plant products
If you're importing dried or preserved plant products, they need to meet certain biosecurity requirements to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases to New Zealand. MPI helps importers meet these requirements.
- IHS for dried and preserved plant material
- Application for Permit to Import for plant derived material, microorganisms associated with plants, soil or water
- Application for permit to import biologicals, microorganisms and cell cultures (animal imports)
- International Plant Protection Convention website
- Items to declare
- Mailing items to New Zealand
Responsibilities of plant product importers
When importing dried or preserved plant products to New Zealand you are responsible for:
- meeting the import health standard (IHS) for your products
- arranging appropriate treatment for your products
- reporting to MPI if your products show signs of disease or pests
- keeping the right records.
Fees and charges may apply.
Who to contact
If you have questions about offshore treatment or phytosanitary certificates, contact the exporting country's National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) or your customs agent.
For other questions about importing plant products, email firstname.lastname@example.org