Import health standards

Import health standards are documents issued under section 24A of the Biosecurity Act 1993. They state the requirements that must be met before risk goods can be imported into New Zealand.

IHS guidance documents

MPI has produced guidance documents to help you meet the requirements of import health standards. While you do not have to comply with the guidance, MPI considers the guidance best practice. Where available, these are listed with the related standard.

Revoked import health standards

During the transition to a new import health standard (IHS), the standards being revoked will be listed as related documents of the new IHS. You can search for any IHS using its short code, but if it's an IHS about to be revoked it will appear as a related document under the new IHS. Click on the '+' sign to see related documents.

If you can't find the IHS for your commodity, email info@mpi.govt.nz

Importer alerts

  • Avian influenza – 27 March 2018  – Various countries. Find out more
  • Lumpy skin disease – 21 Aug 2015 - Greece (Evros, Xanthi, and Kavala). Find out more
  • Myrtle rust – Feb 2015  – Australia (Tasmania). Find out more

 

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Porcine enzymes specified from Canada and the USA - Import Health Standard

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Porcine sausage casings from Canada and the USA - Import Health Standard

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Poultry feather meal and products containing poultry feather meal for animal feeding from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Poultry Hatching Eggs & Specific-Pathogen-Free Chicken Eggs - Import Health Standard

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Preserved animal specimens from all countries - Import Health Standard

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Processed (rendered) animal protein derived from fish material for animal feed from the European Union - Import Health Standard

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Processed (rendered) mammalian protein derived from low risk material for further processing into pet food from the EU - Import Health Standard

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Processed Animal Feeds of Plant Origin - Import Health Standard

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Processed animal products for use by airlines and the military for flights leaving NZ from all countries - Import Health Standard

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Processed pet food from the European Union - Import Health Standard

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Processed Tilapia and Catfish for Human Consumption from Specified Countries - Import Health Standard

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Products made from New Zealand origin venison from the USA - Import Health Standard

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Rabbit meat for human consumption from the European Union - Import Health Standard

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Rabbits from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Returned New Zealand Animal Products - Import Health Standard

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Salmonids for human consumption from Australia - Import Health Standard

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