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
May 2019 update
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has completed a review of all fresh fruit and vegetable import health standards. This includes Import Health Standard (IHS) 152.02: Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for Human Consumption. As part of the review, MPI has transferred all existing country:commodity IHSs to new format commodity standards. MPI has converted all fresh fruit and vegetable schedules in IHS 152.02 and individual 'country:commodity' standards to the new format.
In late May, MPI will be undertaking a 10-day public engagement with all interested parties. A page on this website will list the 121 new format commodity standards, the draft guidance document, and a risk management proposal which outlines the purpose and scope of the engagement will be available on this website. MPI encourages anyone interested in importing fresh fruit and vegetables to:
- consider the readability of the new IHS format and the guidance document
- submit feedback.
The exact dates for the engagement (which will be held for 10 working days) will be noted on the web page when published. If you would like to receive a notification on the day this page is published, you can sign up to MPI’s subscription service. Select the topic 'Email update topics' and choose 'Plant imports' from the list.
After the engagement
At the end of the engagement period, MPI will review all submissions received. If no major amendments to the new IHS format are required as a result of feedback, MPI will formally issue the 121 commodity IHSs as “final” in early July. At the same time, MPI will revoke Import Health Standard 152.02: Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for Human Consumption and 99 individual ‘country:commodity’ Import Health Standards.
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Draft guidance is available to help you understand how to meet the requirements of the fresh product import health standards on this page.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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