Find treatment options and suppliers
If you are importing or exporting goods you may need to get them treated. Imported goods may need to be treated offshore or on arrival in New Zealand. Check your treatment options and find a treatment supplier.
On this page:Treatment options
- Approved NZ treatment suppliers
- Offshore treatment suppliers
- Requirements for NZ treatment suppliers
If you are importing or exporting goods you may need to get them treated.
Check treatment requirements for your product in the relevant import health standard.
For goods that need treatment on arrival for border clearance (for example, if insects were found on arrival), check MPI's Standard: Approved Biosecurity Treatments.
- Approved biosecurity treatments [PDF, 488 KB]
Check treatment requirements in the relevant:
- importing country phytosanitary requirements (ICPR) for plant products
- overseas market access requirements for other products
For treatment suppliers
If you need a treatment supplier in New Zealand, they must be approved by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to treat:
- imported risk products on arrival
- products for export to meet destination country requirements.
Find MPI-approved NZ treatment suppliers [PDF, 151 KB]
Some imported products need to be treated offshore to prevent thev introduction of pests and diseases into New Zealand.
MPI doesn't approve or require approved offshore treatment providers or suppliers for all imports. Check if your product requires an approved offshore treatment provider in the relevant import health standard.
New Zealand is moving towards a requirement to use only registered treatment providers for offshore treatment of goods. When in place, importers may have additional costs at the border if non-registered treatment suppliers have been used.
Approved methyl bromide treatment providers
If you're importing from one of the following countries and your goods require methyl bromide treatment, we recommend you use a provider approved by that country's biosecurity agency.
Check for acceptable methyl bromide treatment providers in these and other countries in the Australian Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (AFAS) list.
Treatment suppliers in New Zealand must:
- meet appropriate standards
- use approved treatment options
- be MPI-approved.
Who to contact
If you have questions about approved treatment suppliers and treatments, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To report a pest, call our pest and disease hotline on 0800 80 99 66.