Draft Import Health Standard for Personal Consignments of Animal Products

Closing Date:
Contact: Animal imports team

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wants your feedback on a proposed import health standard (IHS).  The IHS has been drafted to contain existing and new import requirements for personal consignments of animal products.

Full details about the proposed IHS for Personal Consignments of Animal Products are in the consultation documents. 

Consultation opens on 20 November and will close on 14 December 2018.

Consultation documents

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the draft documents by 5pm on 14 December 2018 to animal.imports@mpi.govt.nz

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

Animal Imports
Animal Health and Welfare Directorate
Regulation and Assurance Branch
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
New Zealand.

What to include

Make sure you tell us in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

Submissions received by the closure date will be considered for the final issue of this Import Health Standard. Submissions received after the closing date may be held on file for consideration when the issued Standard is next revised or reviewed.

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

MPI may post all or parts of any written submission on its website. Unless clearly stated otherwise in your submission, MPI will consider that you have consented to its publication.

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