Risk analysis

Risk analysis is the first stage in developing import health standards. Find out more about the risk analysis process.


Risk analysis is a critical step

An analysis of risk is the first stage in the development of an import health standard. It shows the requirements to be met before risk goods may be imported and given biosecurity clearance in New Zealand.

It involves the:

  • identification of pests and diseases that might be associated with a good or product
  • likelihood of entry and establishment in New Zealand
  • potential impacts on our economy, environment, and human health.

New Zealand is one of the leaders

New Zealand is among several countries leading the way in establishing risk analysis procedures internationally.

Download risk analysis procedures used in the development of import health standards [PDF, 790 KB]

Download amendments to the procedures [PDF, 24 KB]

Who to contact

If you have questions about risk analysis or import health standards, email info@mpi.govt.nz.

Published risk analyses and reviews of submissions

You can download a copy of a published risk analysis. Each risk analysis has a related document, which is a review of the submissions received.

Extra details about each document can be read by clicking on the '+' sign that appears on the same line as the document title.

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Ants on Sawn Timber Imported from the South Pacific Region - Risk Analysis (April 2003)

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Apple (Malus domestica) nursery stock micro-organisms and diseases - Final Import Risk Analysis (July 2012)

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Argali Sheep Semen - Risk Analysis (September 2001)

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Australian salmonids - Supplementary Risk Analysis (September 1999)

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Avian paramyxovirus type 1 in hens' hatching eggs - Risk analysis (March 2001)

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Babesia gibsoni in Dogs and Dog Semen - Review of Submissions (October 2003)

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Babesia gibsoni in Dogs and Dog Semen - Risk Analysis (February 2003)

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Belovo Egg Powders - Risk Analysis (April 2003)

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Black Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis richteri) - Risk Assessment

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Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) from the United Kingdom - Final Risk Analysis (May 2009)

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Camel (Camelus dromedarius) Meat from Australia - Risk Analysis (April 2003)

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Canadian Salmon - Risk Analysis (September 1994)

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Cats (Felis catus), dogs (Canis familiaris) and canine semen from all countries

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Cattle from Australia, Canada, the European Union, and the United States of America - Final Risk Analysis (February 2009)

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Cattle germplasm from all countries - Final Risk Analysis (February 2009)

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Cervine Germplasm - Final Risk Analysis (July 2011)

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Chicken and duck meat for human consumption - Draft risk analysis (August 2013)

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Chicken Meat and Chicken Meat Products; Bernard Matthews Foods Limited Turkey Meat Preparations from the United Kingdom - Risk Analysis (March 1999)

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Cooked Duck Meat From Australia - Risk Analysis (September 2006)

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Crocodilia and eggs of Crocodilia - Risk Analysis (November 2007)

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Dairy Industry Restructuring (Raw Milk) Regulations – options for amendments to ensure objectives are met

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Draft Import Risk Analysis: Tomato and Capsicum seed for sowing from all countries

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Drosophila suzukii: spotted wing drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae) on fresh fruit from the USA - Risk Assessment (June 2012)

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Egg powders from all countries - Final Risk Analysis (October 2008)

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Equine germplasm from Australia, Canada, the European Union and the USA - Final Risk Analysis (December 2009)

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Fish Food - Final Risk Analysis (April 2008)

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Foot and mouth disease virus associated with imported palm kernel extract meal - Risk Analysis (March 2013)

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Fresh Citrus fruit (7 species) from Samoa - Final Risk Analysis (October 2008)

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Fresh Coconut (Cocos nucifera) from Tuvalu - Final Risk Analysis (January 2009)

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Fresh Island cabbage leaves (Abelmoschus manihot) from Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu - Final Risk Analysis (September 2011)

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Fresh Stonefruit from Idaho, Oregon and Washington (USA) - Draft Risk Analysis (January 2009)

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Government Response to the Ministerial Enquiry on Foreign Charter Vessels

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Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug) - Risk Analysis (November 2012)

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Hatching eggs from chickens from the European Union, Canada, the United States of America, and Australia - Final Risk Analysis (January 2009)

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Hatching eggs of domestic ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus and Cairina moschata) from the European Union, Canada, the United States of America, and Australia - Import Risk Analysis (May 2012)

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Hendra virus requirements for horses with special consideration of horses vaccinated against Hendra virus - Risk analysis

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Hides & Skins - Final Risk Analysis (April 2008)

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Honey Bee Genetic Material - Risk Analysis (June 2003)

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Honey Bee Products - Risk Analysis (December 2004)

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Import Risk Analysis Inorganic Fertiliser

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Import Risk Analysis: Fresh Island cabbage leaves (Abelmoschus manihot) from Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu

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Inorganic Fertiliser - Risk Analysis (September 2012)

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Lasius neglectus - Risk assessment

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Litchi (Litchi chinensis) fresh fruit from Australia - Risk Analysis (September 2008)

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Litchi (Litchi chinensis) fresh fruit from Taiwan - Risk Analysis (October 2007)

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Live sheep and goats from Australia - Final Risk Analysis (February 2009)

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Llamas and Alpacas from specified countries - Final Import Risk Analysis (December 2010)

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Meat and Meat Products - Risk Analysis (1991)

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Meat and meat products from ruminants and pigs - Risk Analysis (February 2014)

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Miscanthus tissue cultures from Great Britain and the USA - Risk Analysis (December 2007)

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Non-Viable Biological Products, Microorganisms and other Viable Cells into New Zealand

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Onions (Allium cepa Liliaceae) Fresh Bulbs for Consumption from China - Draft Risk Analysis (June 2009)

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Passerine hatching eggs from the European Union - Risk Analysis (February 2006)

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Pasture Pests - Risk Analysis

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Pears (Pyrus bretschneideri, Pyrus pyrifolia, and Pyrus sp. nr. communis) fresh fruit from China - Final Risk Analysis (October 2009)

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Pest risk analysis for six moth species: lessons for the biosecurity system on managing hitchhiker organisms - Final Risk Analysis (December 2008)

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Pig semen - Final Risk Analysis (December 2012)

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Pigeons (Columba livia) from Australia - Final Risk Analysis (August 2009)

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Pinewood Nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) - Pest Risk Analysis (October 2004)

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Possum Fibre from Australia - Risk Analysis (May 1999)

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Poultry Hatching Eggs & Specific-Pathogen-Free Chicken Eggs - Risk Management Proposal

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Psittaciformes - Draft import risk analysis (December 2012)

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Psittacine hatching eggs - Final Risk Analysis (May 2010)

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Puccinia psidii on Nursery Stock - Risk Analysis (July 2011)

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Red Imported Fire Ant - Release Assessment (August 2002)

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Review of the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Strategy

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Revised Quantitative Risk Assessments on Chicken Meat - Risk Analysis (April 2000)

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Risk analysis of Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug) on all pathways

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Risk Analysis Procedures

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Risk Analysis: Euphorbia paralias – sea spurge

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Risk Management Proposal: Amendment to Import Health Standard for Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products

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Salmonids - Risk Analysis (September 1997)

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Sausage Casings from Small Ruminants - Rapid Risk Assessment (July 2010)

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Schmallenberg virus in imported live animals and germplasm - Rapid Risk Assessment (February 2013)

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Scrapie in sheep and goat germplasm - Final Risk Analysis (April 2011)

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Seropositive animals - Policy review (July 1999)

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Squamata from government approved collections in Australia - Final Risk Analysis (October 2008)

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Table grapes (Vitis vinifera) from China - Final Risk Analysis (October 2009)

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Tilapia Meat for human consumption - Final Risk Analysis (March 2008)

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Tilapia Meat for human consumption - Supplementary Risk Analysis (April 2010)

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Turkey Meat - Final Risk Analysis (March 2011)

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Turkey rhinotracheitis virus in turkey hatching eggs from the United Kingdom sourced from TRT-vaccinated flocks - Risk Analysis (February 2004)

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Unprocessed fibre of sheep and goats - Risk Analysis (November 1998)

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Vehicles and Machinery - Risk Analysis (2007)

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Vessel Biofouling - Risk Analysis (February 2011)

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White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) from Australia - Final Risk Analysis (December 2009)

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Wollemia nobilis (Wollemi pine) Nursery Stock from Australia - Risk Analysis (March 2008)

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Yellowtail kingfish from South Australia - Risk Analysis (February 2003)

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Zoo primates from Australia, Canada, the European Union, USA and Singapore - Final Risk Analysis (April 2011)

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