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.
On this page:Treatment options
- Approved NZ treatment suppliers
- Offshore treatment suppliers
- Requirements for NZ treatment suppliers
If you are importing or exporting goods you may need to get them treated.
- Treatment Programme Overview and General Requirements [PDF, 584 KB]
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.
- Approved biosecurity treatments [PDF, 1.4 MB]
Check treatment requirements in the relevant:
- importing country phytosanitary requirements (ICPR) for plant products
- overseas market access requirements for other products
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.
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]
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 list of offshore BMSB treatment providers – Australian Government Department of Agriculture website
- Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme – Registration Form [PDF, 375 KB]
- Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme – Re-registration Form [PDF, 380 KB]
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.
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 email@example.com
To report a pest, call our pest and disease hotline on 0800 80 99 66.
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