Veterinary medicine products range from antibiotics and vaccines to animal shampoos. They help prevent, treat, or control diseases or conditions in animals. MPI sets strict import requirements on these products.
Steps to importing
Your step-by-step guide to importing veterinary medicines.
Check the law
Read the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 on the NZ Legislation website.
Importing veterinary medicines
When importing veterinary medicine products:
- all require an authorisation
- most need to be New Zealand registered
- some low-risk types don't need to be registered – they're exempt
- all must comply with requirements under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act.
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