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]
- If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
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
New Zealand Biosecurity Service Limited
Contact: Danielle Hancock
Telephone: 09 447 1998 / 0800 382 436
Mobile: 021 309 054
Regions: North Island