Animal feeds of plant origin

Animal feeds and dietary supplements need to meet specific requirements to enter New Zealand. Requirements vary depending on the type of product and the country of origin. The requirements prevent unwanted diseases and pests from entering New Zealand, and reduce risks to public health, animal welfare and trade.


Permit applications

Submit your plant import product permit application by 13 November 2019 to ensure it is processed before Christmas.

Customer enquiries

The Plant Imports office will be closed from 24 December 2019 to 3 January 2020. We will respond to emails from 6 January 2020.

Legal obligations

Importers of animal feed of plant origin need to meet legal obligations under Acts and standards, including the:

  • import health standard (IHS) for importing processed animal feeds of plant origin
  • Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Exemptions and Prohibitioned Substances) Regulations 2011
  • Biosecurity (Ruminant Protein) Regulations 1999
  • Biosecurity Act 1993.

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