Requirements

A list of requirements you need to meet when importing farm animals.

The IHS for buffalo and cattle from Australia is suspended from 7 August 2017 until further notice

MPI has suspended the Import Health Standard for buffalo and cattle from Australia bovanic.aus that allows for the importation of live cattle from Australia. The suspension is precautionary. MPI has no evidence that live cattle were the source of the current Mycoplasma bovis situation in the South Island and is still investigating the source. However, live cattle are recognised to present the greatest risk for introduction of Mycoplasma bovis internationally.  The suspension means that there will be no live cattle imports allowed from Australia until further notice. The suspension will remain in force while the Ministry reviews current science and the requirements in the standard with regards to Mycoplasma bovis. There have been advances in testing technology and also the understanding of Mycoplasma bovis since the rules were set. MPI wants to ensure the most appropriate measures are in place to address this risk going forward.

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Alpacas and Llamas from Approved Countries - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Buffalo and Cattle from Australia - Import Health Standard – Suspended
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Deer from Australia - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Goats from Australia - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Livestock by air routes transiting countries where health risks associated with insect borne pathogens exist - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Sheep from Australia - Import Health Standard
Import Health Standard (IHS)
Transport within New Zealand – Review of Submissions and Update – Animal Welfare Code of Welfare 2011
Codes of welfare
Transport within New Zealand – Animal Welfare Code of Welfare
Codes of welfare
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