MPI authorised Multi-site Transitional Facility System providers

For low-risk sea containers

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has authorised 3 companies to operate a Multi-site Transitional Facility (MTF) System for low risk sea containers. The MTF System provides an alternative for importers who bring in low-risk sea containers that don't want to have their own transitional facility.

The system means that importers can have containers delivered to their businesses, as long as:

  • consignments are not subject to an import health standard
  • their sites conform to transitional facility general requirements – like having a concrete hardstand to sit the container, and suitable clearance for inspection.

The MTF system operator takes overall responsibility for all MPI requirements to operate a transitional facility.

MTF System information pack available

The pack provides details for applicants to understand what is required to implement and operate a MTF System to manage biosecurity risks of low risk sea containers' imported goods.

Download the MTF System information pack [PDF, 992 KB]

Authorised MTF providers and the regions they cover

Independent Verification Services (IVS) Ltd
Contact: Mandy Tepania
Telephone: 0800 02 11 69 or 07 903 5167
Fax: 0800 73 87 24
Regions: Nationwide

Biosecurity Training South Ltd
Address: PO Box 42034, Tower Junction, Christchurch 8149
Contact: Elizabeth Dowling
Telephone: 0800 BUGS OUT or 0800 28 47 68
Mobile: 027 466 5663
Regions: Christchurch

SPS Biosecurity Limited
Contact: Jessica Wallace
Telephone: 0800 BIOTA1 or 0800 246 821
Cell: 027 536 75040
Regions: Nationwide


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