New Zealand has strict controls on what's imported into the country, to protect our environment, flora, fauna, and human health. MPI must be satisfied that imported goods, animals, plant products, or food don't harbour unwanted organisms before biosecurity clearance is given.

The information collected by this website is for the purpose of obtaining a New Zealand Import Permit.

Information held by MPI is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be subject to requests for information under those Acts. MPI will consider any such request on a case by case basis taking into account all relevant considerations under those Acts and the need to comply with section 161 of the Animal Products Act 1999 (relating to the disclosure of information for the purpose of ensuring product safety).

The information available on or through this website is intended to provide general information to the public and all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information available on or through this website. However, the Ministry for Primary Industries:

  • may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice; and
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The contents of this website should not be construed as legal advice. It is not intended to take the place of, or to represent the written law of, New Zealand or other official guidelines or requirements.

Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service whether by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the New Zealand government or the Ministry for Primary Industries.