Sanitary & PhytoSanitary (SPS) Agreement
The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement (SPS) is the World Trade Organisation’s agreed rules on how countries can protect the health of their people, animals and plants, while facilitating trade.
SPS New Zealand is responsible for fulfilling New Zealand's transparency obligations under the SPS agreement. It is the combination of the New Zealand SPS Notification Authority and National Enquiry Point.
View SPS-related documents:
- An overview of the SPS agreement, what it covers, how it affects importers, exporters and the Government.
- Notifications, of New Zealand SPS measures.
- A brief guide to the government agencies in New Zealand responsible for generating SPS measures. It includes links to adopted SPS measures such as import health standards.
- SPS Policies, Procedures and Resources - includes procedural manual/handbooks, policy statements and WTO notification templates.
Page last updated: 15 December 2008