Finding a facility
Goods, sea containers and air containers arriving in New Zealand must first go to a transitional facility approved by MPI. Find out if you need a transitional facility, where they are located, and what you need to do to move goods between facilities.
Find out if you need a transitional facility
If you're an importer, your goods will need to go to a transitional facility when they arrive in New Zealand. The import health standard (IHS) will tell you the specific requirements for importing your goods and the treatments they may require on arrival before they can be released.
Note, some goods can only be released from a transitional facility into a containment facility.
Sea and air containers arriving in New Zealand go to a transitional facility to be checked, treated if necessary, and unloaded.
Your facility operator and treatment supplier will advise you about the costs of using the facility and any treatments needed.
How to find a transitional facility
MPI has a list of approved transitional facilities. Most facilities are approved only for certain commodities, and only a few can deal with all types of products.
Transferring your goods to another transitional facility
If you move biosecurity-risk goods between facilities, including to a containment facility, you need to submit a transfer form to MPI.
Find a treatment supplier
If your goods require treatment, you need to arrange to have this done by an MPI-approved treatment supplier.
Download the list of approved treatment suppliers [PDF, 128 KB]
PEQ approved treatment adviser
|Facility name||Location||Contact details|
|Plant Diagnostics Ltd||185 Kirk Road
PO Box 23122
Phone: 03 377 9026
Find an approved pest identifier
If pests are found in your goods, you may need to arrange to have them identified by an MPI-approved pest identifier, normally at your cost. Post-entry quarantine samples must be sent to MPI's Plant Health and Environment Laboratory (Tamaki) for pest identification.
Pest identification service suppliers [PDF, 232 KB]
Who to contact
If you need to contact MPI about transitional and containment facilities, email firstname.lastname@example.org