Live poultry

Specialist New Zealand businesses produce day-old chicks and hatching eggs for exporting to other countries. MPI's role is to help exporters meet the requirements of overseas markets.



Exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand, exporters are responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet New Zealand standards
  • complying with the destination country's eligibility requirements
  • reporting to MPI if your products are no longer fit for intended purpose or are refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions, email animalexports@mpi.govt.nz.

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