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.
Visit the consultation page for full details on the proposed format changes and links to new format IHSs, risk management proposal, and the draft guidance document.

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Draft guidance is available to help you understand how to meet the requirements of the fresh product import health standards on this page.

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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