Find treatment options and suppliers

If you are importing or exporting goods you may need to get them treated. Imported goods may need to be treated offshore or on arrival in New Zealand. Check your treatment options and find a treatment supplier.

Check treatment requirements

If you are importing or exporting goods you may need to get them treated.

For importers

Check treatment requirements for your product in the relevant import health standard.

For goods that need treatment on arrival for border clearance (for example, if insects were found on arrival), check MPI's Standard: Approved Biosecurity Treatments.  

For exporters

Check treatment requirements in the relevant:

For treatment suppliers

Detailed information for treatment suppliers about treatment options (including methyl bromide and insecticide aerosols), treatment supplier standards, and how to get approved as a treatment supplier is on another web page.

Approved NZ treatment suppliers

If you need a treatment supplier in New Zealand, they must be approved by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to treat:

  • imported risk products on arrival
  • products for export to meet destination country requirements.

Find MPI-approved NZ treatment suppliers [PDF, 146 KB]

Offshore treatment suppliers

Some imported products need to be treated offshore to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases into New Zealand.

New Zealand is moving towards a requirement to use only registered treatment suppliers for offshore treatment of goods. When in place, importers may have additional costs at the border if non-registered treatment suppliers have been used.

MPI doesn't approve or require approved offshore treatment suppliers for all imports. Check if your product requires an approved offshore treatment supplier in the relevant import health standard (IHS).

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) treatment

MPI and the Australian Department of Agriculture have introduced the joint Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme (the scheme).

The scheme sets out the minimum registration and compliance requirements for treatment providers conducting BMSB treatments. It covers goods going to Australia and/or New Zealand during the 2019–20 BMSB risk season.

The BMSB treatment rates between the 2 countries have been aligned as well. This will make it easier for shippers, exporters, importers, and treatment providers to comply with treatment requirements.

Treatment providers who meet the scheme requirements will be added to the 2019-20 list of approved offshore BMSB treatment providers.

Treatment providers previously registered during the 2018-19 season

Treatment providers that were registered under the scheme during the 2018-19 BMSB season must complete a renewal application for the 2019-20 season to be included on the approved list of treatment providers.

Treatment providers in target risk countries

All BMSB treatment providers in BMSB Schedule 3 risk countries (expanded for 2019-20) must register and be approved under the scheme to be able to conduct BMSB treatments. Treatments conducted by an unapproved treatment provider in a target risk country will not be recognised as valid. The goods will either be directed for onshore treatment (if permitted) or export.

If you're importing goods from countries that require treatment for BMSB, use an approved provider:

Approved methyl bromide treatment suppliers

If you're importing from one of the following countries and your goods require methyl bromide treatment, we recommend you use a treatment supplier approved by that country's biosecurity agency.

Check for acceptable methyl bromide treatment suppliers in these and other countries in the Australian Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (AFAS) list. 

Requirements for NZ treatment suppliers

Treatment suppliers in New Zealand must:

  • meet appropriate standards
  • use approved treatment options
  • be MPI-approved.

Who to contact

If you have questions about approved treatment suppliers and treatments, email standards@mpi.govt.nz

To report a pest, call our pest and disease hotline on 0800 80 99 66.

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