Proposed RCS and RMP templates for the transport of animal material and products, including dairy

Closing Date:
Contact: Animal products team


This consultation relates to 2 animal product Notices that were published in May 2018. The requirements of these Notices come into effect on 1 August 2018:

The new Notices have requirements for the transportation and handling (including at wharves) of relevant goods (i.e. Animal material and products) and additional requirements for the transportation of refrigerated relevant goods.

New templates will help you meet requirements

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has updated 3 templates that reflect the requirements under these Notices:

  • Regulated Control Scheme (RCS) Template for the Transport of Animal Material and Product
  • RCS Template for Handling Animal Material and Product at Wharves
  • Risk Manamagemt Programme (RMP) Template for the Transport of Dairy Material and Dairy Products.

The updated templates are also in a new style. We want your feedback on the templates.

Consultation documents

Related documents

Current versions of the templates are:

Have your say

MPI invites you to comment on the draft templates. We're particularly interested in your feedback on these questions:

  1. Are the technical aspects correct?
  2. Is the level of detail appropriate for the RCS/RMP operators?
  3. Are the procedures practical and achievable for the sector?
  4. Are there any areas that need more guidance?

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the draft documents by 5pm on 20 July 2018 to

We encourage you to use the submission template. It will help you give feedback.

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

Animal Products Team
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

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