Importing pig meat, pig meat products and by-products from Canada, the EU, Mexico and the USA
Information for importers
On 31st May 2013 the Supreme Court granted the New Zealand Pork Industry Board further interim relief pending determination of the appeal.
On 15th May 2013 the NZ Pork Board was granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. The date for the hearing has been set as 26 June 2013. In addition, the National Beekeepers Association (NBA) has applied to the Court to intervene in this case, and on 16th May 2013 the Court has allowed that intervention on the basis that the matters on which the NBA wishes to make submissions may be helpful to the Court. The NBA has until 4 June to file its submissions, and the Court will then decide whether or not to allow the NBA to be heard at the 26 June hearing.
On 18th March 2013 a Court of Appeal judgement found that MPI followed the correct decision-making process before allowing imports of raw pork from countries where the disease Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is present.
In November 2012 the New Zealand Pork Board lodged the appeal against the High Court’s decision from May 2012, which validated the decision-making process MPI followed when developing import requirements for pork from countries where the disease Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is present.
MPI’s decision to issue these standards was only made after almost a decade of assessing all available science and carrying out a comprehensive risk assessment process. The work showed us that the risks from PRRS can be effectively managed through the risk management measures outlined in the import health standards.
Currently operators cannot use the Consumer ready cut clause of the Import health standards.
The following information was made available in March 2013 by MPI which was guidance on the consumer ready cuts clause of the Import Health Standards.
Please note again that operators cannot use the consumer ready cuts clause of the pork import health standards.
For technical support and information relating to import health standards and the verification process, please phone Animal Imports on 04 8940734 or Verification Services on 04 8940059.
Import Health Standards
These regulatory documents contain the full scope and associated import requirements. All importers should read these documents outlining the biosecurity requirements that must be met to import pig meat, pig meat products and by-products.
|MEAPORIC.MEX||Importing Pig Meat and Pig Meat Products for Human Consumption from the Sonora State of Mexico|
|MEAPORIC.NAM||Importing Pig Meat and Pig Meat Products for Human Consumption from Canada and/or the United States of America|
|MEBYPORIC.NAM||Importing Pig By-Products from Canada and/or the United States of America|
|MEAPORIC.EU||Importing Pig Meat and Pig Meat Products for Human Consumption from the European Union|
More background on the issue is detailed in the following documents:
Page last updated: 6 June 2013