Requirement documents for importing fresh fruit and vegetables

A list of requirement documents you need to meet when importing fresh fruit and vegetables.

Import health standards are changing

UPDATE – 11 October 2019

Between 30 July and 19 August 2019, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) consulted on a new format for import health standards (IHSs) for fresh fruits and vegetables (that is, commodity IHSs). MPI reviewed the submissions from this consultation and met with submitters on 4 September 2019 to discuss the key points raised in their submissions. As a result of this discussion, MPI has agreed to revise the draft commodity IHS format and undertake a further round of public consultation (dates to be confirmed).

MPI is making changes to the commodity IHS format and drafting a risk management proposal and other supporting consultation documents. Once these documents are ready for consultation, MPI will notify interested stakeholders that the consultation will commence shortly and invite stakeholders to review and comment on the changes to the revised draft commodity IHS format. A general public notification will also be sent out at the commencement of the consultation.

New format for import health standards for fresh fruits and vegetables for human consumption

Any questions related to the new IHS format and the upcoming consultation should be sent to: plantimports@mpi.govt.nz

Guidance for import health standards

Draft guidance is available to help you understand how to meet the requirements of the fresh product import health standards on this page.

Download the Guidance document: Importing fresh produce for consumption [PDF, 824 KB]

Import health standards

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Avocado (Persea americana) from Australia - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Avocado (Persea americana) from Tonga - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Bananas (Musa spp) from Australia - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) from Fiji - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) from Samoa - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) from Tonga - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Capsicum (Capsicum annuum) from Australia - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Capsicum (Capsicum annuum) from Netherlands - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Capsicum (Capsicum annuum) from New Caledonia - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Cherries (Prunus avium) from the United States of America - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Chillis (Capsicum frutescens) from the Cook Islands - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Citrus (Citrus spp) from the Arab Republic of Egypt - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Citrus (Citrus spp) from Vanuatu - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) from Tuvalu - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) from Australia - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) from Vanuatu - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
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