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 – 30 July 2019
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has completed an administrative review of Import Health Standards (IHSs) for fresh fruits and vegetables for human consumption. This includes IHS 152.02 Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand and 99 country:commodity IHSs.
Public consultation – Have your say
As a result, MPI has transferred import requirements in existing country:commodity IHSs into a new format (commodity IHSs). From 30 July to 19 August 2019, MPI will be running a public engagement. This will be to seek feedback on the format change (from 'country:commodity' IHS to 'commodity' IHS). We encourage anyone interested in importing fresh fruit and vegetables to:
- read the risk management proposal which outlines the purpose and scope of this engagement
- consider the readability of the new IHS format and the accompanying Guidance Document: Import of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Human Consumption, and
- submit feedback.
After the public engagement
At the end of the engagement period, we'll review all submissions received. We intend to issue the 121 commodity IHSs in late September 2019. We'll also revoke IHS 152.02: Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for Human Consumption and 99 individual country:commodity IHSs.
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Draft guidance is available to help you understand how to meet the requirements of the fresh product import health standards on this page.
Import health standards
keywords: avocado-au, avocados, avocadoes
keywords: avocado-to, avocados, avocadoes
keywords: capsicum-au, peppers
keywords: capsicum-nl, peppers
keywords: capsicum-nc, peppers
keywords: cherries-pnw, stonefruit
keywords: chilli-ck, peppers
keywords: citrus-eg, lemons, oranges, tangerines, limes, grapefruits, tangelos, mandarins
keywords: citrus-vu, lemons, oranges, tangerines, limes, grapefruits, tangelos, mandarins
keywords: coconut-tv, coconuts
keywords: cucumber-au, cucumbers
keywords: cucumber-vu, cucumbers
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