Nursery stock imported for growing – including whole plants, tissue-cultured plants, and other plant parts – needs to meet biosecurity requirements to prevent the entry of unwanted organisms into New Zealand. MPI helps importers meet these requirements.
Your step-by-step guide to importing nursery stock.
Check the import health standard for nursery stock (155.02.06).
- Actinidia Plants for Planting – Import Health Standards
- New measures for Xylella fastidiosa
- Apply for a permit to import nursery stock
- Permit to import for species that require pre-determined testing in PEQ
- Offshore quarantine facilities
- Plant quarantine facilities
- Plant Biosecurity Index
- Plant Health Laboratory
When importing nursery stock to New Zealand, you're responsible for:
- meeting the import health standard (IHS) for your products
- arranging appropriate treatment for your products
- reporting to MPI if your products show signs of disease or pests
- keeping the right records.
Fees and charges may apply.
Who to contact
If you have questions about offshore treatment or phytosanitary certificates, contact the exporting country's National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) or your customs agent.
For other questions about importing plant products, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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