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Import health standards

Import health standards are documents issued under section 24A of the Biosecurity Act 1993. They state the requirements that must be met before risk goods can be imported into New Zealand.


IHS guidance documents

MPI has produced guidance documents to help you meet the requirements of import health standards. While you do not have to comply with the guidance, MPI considers the guidance best practice. Where available, these are listed with the related standard.

Revoked import health standards

During the transition to a new import health standard (IHS), the standards being revoked will be listed as related documents of the new IHS. You can search for any IHS using its short code, but if it's an IHS about to be revoked it will appear as a related document under the new IHS. Click on the '+' sign to see related documents.

If you can't find the IHS for your commodity, email info@mpi.govt.nz

Importer alerts

  • Avian influenza – 8 March 2017  – Various countries. Find out more
  • Lumpy skin disease – 21 Aug 2015 - Greece (Evros, Xanthi, and Kavala). Find out more
  • Myrtle rust – Feb 2015  – Australia (Tasmania). Find out more

 

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Air Containers from any Country - Import Health Standard

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Alligator meat from the USA - Import Health Standard

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Alpacas and llamas from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Alpacas and llamas from United States of America - Import Health Standard

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Animal fibre - Import Health Standard

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Animal products that have undergone third country processing - Import Health Standard

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Antarctic Fish - Import Health Standard

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Avocado (Persea americana) from Australia - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard

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Avocado (Persea americana) from Tonga - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard

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Ballast Water from all Countries - Import Health Standard

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Bamboo, Cane, Willow and Rattan from All Countries - Import Health Standard

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Bananas (Musa spp) from Australia - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard

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Bark from All Countries - Import Health Standard

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Beef/deer/sheep/goat meat and meat products from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Biological Products (including samples) from All Countries - Import Health Standard

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