Post-treatment requirements

Targeted new or used vehicles, machinery and parts from BMSB-risk countries must meet post treatment requirements when treated before they arrive in New Zealand. Find out what you need to do if you're treating your cargo in a BMSB-risk country.

Post-treatment requirements for cargo treated in BMSB-risk countries

Target new or used vehicles, machinery and parts from BMSB-risk countries can meet BMSB requirements if they use MPI-approved treatments before they arrive in New Zealand. However, there are post-treatment requirements which importers are also required to meet before MPI will accept the treatment. This web page explains the requirements listed in Section 4.6 of the IHS when cargo is treated in a BMSB-risk country. The list of countries that need to meet these requirements are in Schedule 3 of the Vehicles, Machinery and Parts IHS issued on 22 July 2019.

These 33 countries  are:

Albania Japan
Andorra Kosovo
Armenia Liechtenstein
Austria Luxemburg
Azerbaijan Macedonia
Belgium Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina Netherlands
Bulgaria Romania
Canada Russia
Croatia Serbia
Czech Slovakia
France Slovenia
Georgia Spain
Germany Switzerland
Greece Turkey
Hungary USA
 Italy  

Post Treatment conditions for cargo treated in a BMSB risk country (without an MPI-approved System)

Treated cargo needs to be segregated at the port (or other storage facility) from untreated cargo or other possible sources of BMSB contamination in any BMSB risk country. Maximum time requirements also apply between treatment and exportation. These requirements help reduce the risk of BMSB contamination between treatment and exportation.

Post treatment requirements differ depending on how the cargo is exported to New Zealand See section 4.6 of the IHS for specific post treatment requirements for goods exported using the following three methods:

Exported as a Break-bulk consignments (including non-fully sealed containers) - 4.6.1 of the IHS

  1. If goods are treated in a Schedule 3 country at the export port, goods must be:
    1. Exported to New Zealand or moved to a non-Schedule 3 country within 120 hours; and
    2. Segregated from untreated goods or other sources of possible contamination.
  2. If goods are treated in a Schedule 3 country but not at the export port, one of the following 3 options must be used:
    1. Goods must be moved to the export port within 6 hours of treatment; or
    2. Goods must be wrapped or sealed in an insect-proof manner immediately after treatment and moved to the export port within 24 hours; or
    3. Goods must be sprayed with a residual insecticide immediately after treatment and moved to the export port within 24 hours.
    4. Once the goods arrive at the export port, they must be:
      1. Exported to New Zealand or moved to a non-Schedule 3 country within 120 hours; and
      2. Segregated from untreated goods or other sources of possible contamination
  3. A shipping line or importer can deviate from section 4.6.1 requirements if an agreement with MPI is recognised in advance in writing.

Exported in a fully sealed FCL container - 4.6.2 of the IHS

If goods in a fully sealed FCL container are treated in a Schedule 3 country, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The container must be closed immediately after treatment and must remain sealed; and
  2. The goods must be treated no longer than 21 days before exportation to New Zealand.

Exported before being placed in a fully sealed FAK container - 4.6.3 of the IHS

Goods treated before being placed in a FAK container must be:

  1. Treated and then loaded into a container and closed within 120 hours; and
  2. Segregated from untreated goods between treatment and loading into the container; and
  3. The container must remain closed and exported within 21 days.

Find out more

Relevant documents

Who to contact

If you have questions about the information on this page, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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