Veterinary Medicines for use on Accompanied Animals
The following is the protocol to be used for accompanied animals that require medications entering New Zealand.
A declaration must be completed by the importer/ agent/ kennel hand and provided to a MPI Biosecurity New Zealand Clearance Officer prior to or upon arrival in New Zealand. Declarations are available on the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Group website at http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/industry/acvm/vet-medicines/importing.htm
A copy of the veterinarians prescription or label must be provided with the declaration.
Veterinary medicines imported in this manner must only be for use on the accompanied animal.
Excessive amounts of veterinary medicines may not be given clearance via this route. In general, greater than a three months supply is likely to be considered excessive. The ACVM Group reserves the final decision on the appropriateness of the amount being imported.
If the importer is in doubt that the importation will be acceptable they are advised to contact the ACVM Group prior to departure.
Page last updated: 10 May 2013