Pet food

New Zealand's agricultural sector provides a ready source of quality product for manufacturers of cat and dog pet food. MPI plays a critical role, ensuring export pet food is safe and complies with the requirements of our overseas customers.

Market requirements
Market requirements

Find the Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) for specific countries or markets.

Exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand you're 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 their intended purpose or have been refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions about exporting pet food products, email

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