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, 354 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

SPS Biosecurity Limited
Contact: Jessica Wallace
Telephone: 0800 BIOTA1 or 0800 246 821
Cell: 027 536 7540
Regions: Nationwide

New Zealand Biosecurity Service Limited
Contact: Danielle Hancock
Telephone: 09 447 1998 / 0800 382 436
Mobile: 021 309 054
Regions: North Island


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