Fees & charges

You'll be charged for services provided by MPI and other service providers when you're exporting fruit, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts, and plant products.


ServiceCharge typeTotal (excl GST)Total (incl GST)
MPI Approved Organisation (MAO)
Application fee
(refer to hourly rate for system review)
Fixed charge $480.00 $552.00
Amendment fee Fixed charge $62.50 $71.87
Export phytosanitary certificate   
 Fee for non-food products
(applies to approved, replaced, and revoked certificates)
Fixed charge $24.77 $28.48
(fee currently discounted by 10% to $25.63)
Fee for food products
(applies to approved, replaced, and revoked certificates)
Fixed charge $38.29 $44.03
(fee currently discounted by 10% to $39.63)
Wet (ink) signatures
Certificates and forms (up to 4) requiring wet signatures including courier Fixed charge $44.44 $51.11
Certificates and forms (up to 4) requiring wet signatures without courier Fixed charge $35.55 $40.88
Extra charge for 5 or more certificates requiring wet signature Fixed charge (per certificate) $10.00 $11.50
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)
GMO assurance Fixed charge $44.44 $51.11
Property Handling Site Identification Number (PHSIN)
Number allocation Fixed charge

$71.11 (new number)
$44.44 (renewal)

$81.78 (new number)
$51.11 (renewal)
ePhyto
Application fee Fixed charge $44.44 $51.11
Grade
Registration Fixed charge $2500 $2875
Certification Fixed charge $44.00 $50.60
Extra charge for 2 or more certificates requiring wet signature Fixed charge (per certificate) $20.00 $23.00
MPI-approved treatment supplier
Application to become an MPI-approved treatment supplier (additional charges may apply for system review and changes; refer to hourly rate) Fixed charge $480.00 $552.00
Annual fee Fixed charge $1250.00 $1437.50
Hourly rate (system or scope changes, reviewing amendments, non-compliance) Fixed charge $88.89 $102.22
MPI-approved pest identifier
Application to become an MPI-approved pest identifier (refer to hourly rate for system review) Fixed charge $480.00 $552.00
MPI-approved Independent Verification Agency (IVA)
Application to become an MPI-authorised IVA (refer to hourly rate for system review) Fixed charge $480.00 $552.00
All other work
Hourly rate (includes sending letters to overseas officials, assisting with clearance, reviewing amendments or new MAO documented systems) Per unit $125.00 $143.75

Requesting MPI services

To request MPI services, complete the Request for services form and return it to the MPI address on the form.

Be aware that any services provided by MPI will be supplied on a cost-recovery basis.

Help with clearance

Where the phytosanitary requirements for a commodity aren't provided in an Importing Country's Phytosanitary Requirements (ICPR), you can request help from MPI to determine:

  • the clearance conditions
  • other phytosanitary certification issues in the destination country.

Who to contact

If you have any questions about costs, email plantexports@mpi.govt.nz.

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