World Trade Organization notifications

As a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), MPI must consult with other member nations whenever New Zealand changes a sanitary or phytosanitary requirement.

Health standards

New Zealand has the right to set standards for products entering the country. These standards protect the health of our people, plants, and animals – they must also be based on science and help make trade easier. New Zealand records sanitary and phytosanitary requirements primarily in our import health standards.

All notifications MPI makes to the World Trade Organization (WTO) are listed on this web page. Member nations have 60 days to comment on any proposed changes, except when there's an emergency.

Emergency WTO notifications

In the case of genuine emergency measures, MPI can bypass the normal consultation process. For example, MPI might put a stop on cut flowers from some countries because they've had an outbreak of 'sudden oak death', a plant disease not present in New Zealand. However, MPI must revisit the measure in the future. At that time, we do the regular notification for consultation.

Other WTO notifications

If MPI revokes a measure or replaces one, we don't need to consult, but we need to notify the WTO.

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2018 notifications

2017 notifications

NZL SPS notifiation – IHS for pig semen
WTO notification
NZL 563 - SPS notification - CRMSBiofouling
WTO notification
Proposals to Amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice 2017
WTO notification
Proposed amendments to IHS 155.02.05 (seeds for sowing) and requirements for the importation of Pisu
WTO notification

2016 notifications

Actinidia nursery stock – Includes cuttings (dormant), plants in tissue culture - WTO notification
WTO notification
Bananas from China - WTO notification
WTO notification
Emergency Food Standard for Imported Frozen Berry Fruits - WTO notification
WTO notification
Food notice for importing food to New Zealand - WTO notification
WTO notification
Fresh Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) - WTO notification
WTO notification
Fresh Salacca (Salacca zalacca) - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS - Capsicum seed for sowing - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS 155.02.06 Importation of Nursery Stock, Citrus, Fortunella and Poncirus Schedule of Special Conditions - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS 155.02.06 Importation of Nursery Stock, Citrus, Fortunella and Poncirus Schedules - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for animal fibre - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for cut flowers and foliage - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for egg products - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for fresh and frozen truffles for consumption
WTO notification
IHS for importing fresh onion for consumption - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for importing fresh onion for consumption - WTO notification amendment
WTO notification
IHS for natural sausage casings - WTO notification
WTO notification

2015 notifications

Emergency notification revoking cut flowers from Australia IHS - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Zoo marsupials and monotremes from Australia - WTO notification
WTO notification
Notification for P1016 HCN in apricot kernels - WTO notification
WTO notification
Notification of changes to the Food Act Regulations - WTO notification
WTO notification
Notification of Cost Recovery Consultation - WTO notification
WTO notification
Revocation of thirteen animal fibre import health standards - WTO notification
WTO notification

2014 notifications

Amendment notification MRLs for Food Standards 2014 - WTO notification
WTO notification
Emergency import requirements to mitigate the risk of the importation of Potato spindle tuber viroid on seed for sowing and nursery stock from all countires - WTO notification
WTO notification
Emergency import requirements to mitigate the risk of the importation of Potato spindle tuber viroid on seed for sowing and nursery stock from all countires - WTO notification
WTO notification
Emergency measures for seed for sowing from all countries - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Animal Fibres - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Guinea Pigs from Australia - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Sheep and Goat Genetic Material - WTO notification
WTO notification
Import specifications and entry conditions for nursery stock imported into New Zealand - WTO notification
WTO notification
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2014 - WTO notification
WTO notification
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2014 - WTO notification
WTO notification
Revocation of IHS for specific bee products from Australia - WTO notification
WTO notification
Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products - WTO notification
WTO notification
Suspension of cut flowers and foliage from the United States of America and Canada due to risk of Phytophthora ramorum - WTO notification
WTO notification

2013 notifications

Amendment to fresh produce IHS for irradation of fresh Capsicum and Tomato from Australia - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS Commodity Sub-class: Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Dragon fruit from Viet Nam - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS Commodity Sub-class: Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Mangosteen from Indonesia - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Asian Elephants from Australia and Sri Lanka - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Duck meat - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Duck Meat and Duck Meat Products - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Laboratory Animals and Germplasm - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Zoo Tasmanian Devils from Australia - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS Onions from China - WTO notification
WTO notification
New import requirements for apple seed for sowing from all countries - WTO notification
WTO notification
Proposals to Amend (No. 2) the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2012 - WTO notification
WTO notification
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2012 - WTO notification
WTO notification
Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards 2012 - WTO notification
WTO notification

2012 notifications

Amended IHS for Capsicums, Cucumbers, Scallopini, Tomatoes and Zucchini from Australia - WTO notification
WTO notification
Amended IHS to address concerns over norovirus - WTO notification
WTO notification
Amended Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand from the Netherlands - WTO notification
WTO notification
Amended phytosanitary requirements for Citrus seed for sowing imported into New Zealand - WTO notification
WTO notification
Emergency Import requirements to mitigate the risk of the importation of Drosophila suzukii on apricots from the United States of America to New Zealand - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Alpacas and Llamas from Australia and United States of America - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Animal Fibres - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Bulk Inorganic Fertiliser (including guano) - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Commercial Poultry Hatching Eggs and Specific-Pathogen-Free Chicken Eggs - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Commercial Poultry Hatching Eggs and Specific-Pathogen-Free Chicken Eggs - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for fresh table grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) for consumption from Peru - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for horse by-products for further processing from specified South American countries and Mexico - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Pig Semen - WTO notification
WTO notification
IHS for Pig Semen - WTO notification
WTO notification
Import requirements for fresh island cabbage leaves from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Kingdom of Tonga - WTO notification
WTO notification
Import requirements to mitigate the risk of the importation of Drosophila suzukii on host fruit from Mexico - WTO notification
WTO notification
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