Accredited persons

Facilities receiving containers must have one or more trained, accredited person available to check containers. Accredited persons are responsible for inspecting containers, supervising their unpacking and containing any biosecurity risks. Find out how to get appointed as an accredited person.


Facility operators and accredited persons

Facilities receiving containers must have:

  • an MPI-approved facility operator
  • at least one trained, accredited person (AP).

The facility operator is the person who will have overall responsibility for the facility.

Find out how to get approval to become a facility operator

Facilities receiving containers (air or sea) must also have enough accredited persons (APs) available to check containers and goods. Accredited persons are responsible for inspecting containers, supervising their unpacking and containing any biosecurity risks found.

Become an accredited person

We've created a step-by-step process for getting appointed as an accredited person.

Who to contact

If you have questions about accredited persons, email seacontainer@mpi.govt.nz

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