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, 483 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
Providers in countries listed in Schedule 3 of the IHS for Vehicles, Machinery, and Equipment need to send a completed application form to MPI (even if they're on the Australian stink bug approved list).
- IHS for Vehicles, Machinery, and Equipment [PDF, 732 KB]
- Download the offshore treatment provider application form [PDF, 544 KB]
We'll accept treatment certificates from providers who haven't registered for a period, but these goods will be subject to increased verification. If you continue to present stink bug treatment certificates throughout the season from providers that haven't been approved by MPI, treated goods may be refused entry, re-exported or destroyed.
MPI is accepting Australian stink bug fumigation certificates for 12 and 24 hour fumigation rates, but the New Zealand heat treatment is different (check page 41 of our Standard: Approved Biosecurity Treatments).
If you're importing goods from countries that require treatment for brown marmorated stink bugs, we accept those on the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) website.
- Approved list of offshore BMSB treatment providers – DAWR website
- MPI-approved treatment providers in Spain [XLSX, 10 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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