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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 – 20 December 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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Carniolan Honey Bee semen from Austria and Germany - Import Health Standard

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Cashmere, scoured and dehaired from China - Import Health Standard

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Cattle meat products for human consumption from Vanuatu - Import Health Standard

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Cattle, sheep, goat, deer, horse and pig by-products derived from category 3 material only, for pharmaceutical use, technical use or pet food from the European Community - Import Health Standard

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Caviar for human consumption from all countries - Import Health Standard

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Cell Cultures from All Countries - Import Health Standard

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Cervine (deer) meat for human consumption from the European Union - Import Health Standard

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Cervine (deer) meat products for human consumption from New Caledonia - Import Health Standard

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Cervine embryos from the UK - Import Health Standard

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Cervine semen from Australia - Import Health Standard

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Cherries (Prunus avium) from the United States of America - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard

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Chicken hatching eggs from Canada and the USA - Import Health Standard

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Chillis (Capsicum frutescens) from the Cook Islands - Fresh Fruit/Vegetables - Import Health Standard

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