Draft Import Health Standards for Island Cabbage from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Kingdom of Tonga
The New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is required to consult with interested parties before issuing or amending (other than of minor nature) import health standards in accordance with Section 22 of the Biosecurity Act (1993) and MPI's consultation policy. An import health standard (IHS) specifies phytosanitary requirements that must be carried out, either in the country of origin or of export, during transit, or in quarantine, before biosecurity clearance can be given for the commodity to enter New Zealand. MPI must ensure that these requirements are technically justified and provide an appropriate level of biosecurity protection.
MPI have made the following documents available for public consultation and comment;
- Draft IHS - Island cabbage from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Kingdom of Tonga (129 KB)
- Risk Management Proposal (302 KB)
Comments on the draft IHS should be forwarded to MPI by close of business on 6 July 2012. MPI encourages respondents to forward submissions electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. However, should you wish to forward a submission in writing, please send to the following address:
Import & Export Standards
Ministry of Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Fax: + 64 6 894 0622
Please see the MPI website for additional information on Making a submission.
Submissions received by the closure date will be considered for the final issue of this import health standard. Submissions received after the closure date may be held on file for consideration when the issued standard is next revised/reviewed.
Please note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.
Page last updated: 23 May 2012