The general requirements that apply to exports across different food sectors are explained here. Refer to your food sector for information specific to particular food and food-related products.
Find a summary of exporting requirements and legislation, and how to use the information in this section. If you're new, start here.
If you are new to exporting, find out about registering as an exporter, operating under a plan or programme, and complying with certification and destination country requirements.
If you export food products, you may need to get an official assurance or other export certificate for your consignment.
If you process, store or transport animal or dairy products in New Zealand or export them, then you need to meet requirements for security devices, such as legends and seals.
Use the E-cert system to obtain assurances that your products comply with the regulatory requirements of destination countries.
Get access to the requirements for exporting different food products to many destination countries and learn how to keep up to date with these through MPI notifications and FYIs.
If you export animal products or animal material, you must by law report export non-conformances (ENCs) to MPI within 24 hours. If you don't, there are strong penalties.
You may be required to pay for services provided by MPI. Applicable fees and charges, calculated on a cost-recovery basis, are outlined here.
Includes lists of registered exporters.
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