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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Avian influenza – 27 March 2018 – 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
- Animal fibre - Import Health Standard [PDF, 195 KB]
- Animal fibres from all countries - Import Health Standard Guidance Document [PDF, 330 KB]
This import health standard has been integrated into the new ANIFIBRE.ALL import health standard.
keywords: fibcmwic.prc, goat, hair, fibre, mohair, wool, sliver, tops
- Cats and dogs - Import Health Standard Guidance Document [PDF, 664 KB]
keywords: catdog.gen, canines, felines, pets
keywords: meabeeic.van, bovine, beef
keywords: inermlic.eec, cervine, porcine, equine
keywords: fiscavic.all, roe, fish eggs, salmon eggs, sturgeon eggs
keywords: cellculic.all, micro-organisms
keywords: meadeeic.eec, venison
keywords: meadeeic.nca, venison
keywords: cerembic.aus, deer, ruminant, germplasm, cervidae
keywords: cerembic.uk, deer, ruminant, germplasm, cervidae
keywords: cersemic.aus, deer, ruminant, germplasm, cervidae
keywords: cersemic.uk, deer, ruminant, germplasm, cervidae
keywords: cherries-pnw, stonefruit
keywords: birpheic.aus avian birds poultry
keywords: birpheic.usc, poultry, avian, birds
keywords: chilli-ck, peppers
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