FAQs related to Exporting Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to the European Union, Norway and Switzerland
New Zealand is party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) . Some animals listed in Schedule 1 of this convention can still be exported, but this requires a certificate from the Department of Conservation.
Export Certifications are the public access versions of the export certificates and outline overseas country requirements for the animal and animal germplasm (semen and embryos).
If you wish to take any animal or plant matter out of New Zealand, please contact the Consulate of the country of destination for up to date information on import requirements.
If the goods require a PC (Phytosanitary Certificate) Plants Phytosanitary Certification, you must bring the produce to the MAF Aircargo Clearance Centre.
Phone + 64 9 256 8691 or + 64 9 256 0145 for Plant/Produce enquires, or + 64 4 473 8996 for Animal/Animal Product enquires. These goods will be inspected and, if in acceptable condition, you will receive an IPC signed by an authorised Quarantine Officer to show to the Agriculture Department upon arrival in the country of destination.