New Zealand. It's Our Place to Protect
The newly formed Ministry for Primary Industries is charged with leadership of the New Zealand biosecurity system. This encompasses facilitating international trade, protecting the health of New Zealanders and ensuring the welfare of our environment, flora and fauna, marine life and Maori resources.
Recently Added to this site
- Compensation under the Biosecurity Act 1993
- Importing Poultry Hatching Eggs & Specific-Pathogen-Free Chicken Eggs (IHS)
- Companion Rabbits to Australia (Export Requirements)
- The Absence of Specified Animal Diseases from New Zealand
- Exporting Dogs and Cats to the United States of America (excluding Hawaii) (Export Requirements)
- Import Health Standard for Specified Foods for Human Consumption Containing Animal Products (IHS)
In the news
9 September 2014 New rules for importing seeds and plant material >>
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has recently changed the biosecurity rules applied to commonly imported seeds and plant material, including capsicum (e.g. chilli, bell peppers) and Cape gooseberry seeds, and plant material of dahlia, chrysanthemum, and petunia.
24 July 2014 MPI introduces new biosecurity sniffers >>
Two young biosecurity sniffers were introduced to the world today, along with a new type of detector dog and a new home for the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) Auckland-based canine team.