Vertebrate toxic agents
Vertebrate toxic agents (VTAs) are products used to kill or control populations of unwanted mammals, like possums and rabbits. There are strict importing requirements to help ensure public health, food safety, trade in primary produce, and effective pest and disease management.
Steps to importing
Your step-by-step guide to importing vertebrate toxic agents.
Check the law
Read the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 on the NZ Legislation website.
Importing vertebrate toxic agents
When importing vertebrate toxic agents they must:
- be New Zealand registered
- comply with requirements under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act and the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996.
Who to contact
If you have any questions about importing VTAs, email email@example.com
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