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Proposed Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices


3 July 2020

Further consultation on the proposed Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices (closing 31 July)

21 May 2020

This consultation closed on 6 December 2019. A summary of submissions is now available.

Further consultation is planned related specifically to the use of container and operator seals.

Summary of submissions [PDF, 396 KB]


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) consulted on a consolidation of all requirements regarding supply and use of official devices into a single notice issued under the Animal Products Act 1999. The notice attempted to clarify the current requirements and proposed a number of changes to increase the robustness of the controls around official devices.

We sought your feedback on the proposed notice. In particular, we wanted to know if you:

  • believed that the draft notice reflected current applicable requirements appropriately?
  • agreed with the proposals around approved manufacturers of official devices, particularly the requirement for annual verification and renewal of approval?
  • considered whether the proposed alignment of operator verification requirements for official devices with the export verification requirements in the Official Assurance specification was appropriate?
  • had any concerns with the proposals to address controls around the use of operator and container seals?

The consultation ran from 25 October until 6 December 2019.

Consultation documents

Draft Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Official Devices [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Proposed Animal Products Notice for official devices: Discussion document [PDF, 569 KB]

Related document

Options paper: Controls around container and operator seals [PDF, 760 KB]

Note, the options paper was previously circulated to industry bodies in early 2019.

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have good reasons for withholding them.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.