Proposed changes for export approved premises

Closing Date:
Contact: Food and live animal assurance team

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the Animal Products (Export Approved Premises) Notice 2011. Full details of the proposed changes are in the consultation documents. They mainly concern export approved premises (EAPs) that process germplasm and live poultry for export with an official assurance.

Among the changes, it's proposed that:

  • germplasm and live poultry EAPs must be associated with a veterinarian
  • germplasm and live poultry EAPs must have approved standard operating procedures
  • the Notice should enable the approval of germplasm and live poultry EAPs as compartments for the purposes of confirming 'disease-free status'.

There are also further wording and formatting changes to other provisions in the Notice for clarification purposes. For quick reference, a summary of the proposed changes is in the table in section 3 of the discussion document.

Consultation documents

Making your submission

Email your submission before 5pm on 5 September 2018 to

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

Amendments – Export Approved Premises
Food and Live Animal Assurance Team (Level 11 TSB Tower)
PO Box 2526

Submission guidance

Make sure your submission includes:

  • the title and number of the discussion document
  • your name and title (if applicable)
  • your organisation's name (if applicable)
  • your address.

We encourage you to:

  • where possible, relate comments to specific sections in the document. All major sections are numbered and these numbers should be used to link comments to the document
  • where possible, give reasons and data to support your comments
  • use examples to illustrate particular points.

We'll be making several copies of your comments so if you're making written submissions, use good quality type or make sure the comments are clearly handwritten in black or blue ink.  

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 good reasons for withholding them.  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.

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