Wood packaging

If you're importing products packaged in wood, the packaging needs to meet New Zealand's biosecurity requirements. MPI can help importers meet these requirements, to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases.

Your step-by-step guide to importing wood packaging.
Get the import health standard (IHS) for wood packaging.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PERMITS AND ENQUIRIES

Permit applications

Plant product import permit applications submitted after 13 November 2019 will not be processed before Christmas. The Plant Imports office will be closed from 24 December 2019 to 3 January 2020. We will continue processing applications from 6 January 2020.

Customer enquiries

The Plant Imports office will be closed from 24 December 2019 to 3 January 2020. We will respond to emails from 6 January 2020.

Responsibilities of wood packaging importers

When importing products to New Zealand you're responsible for:

  • meeting the import health standards (IHS) for your products
  • arranging appropriate treatment for your products, if needed
  • reporting to MPI if your product shows signs of disease or pests
  • keeping the right records.

Fees and charges may apply.

Who to contact

If you have queries about ISPM 15, contact the exporting country's National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) or your customs broker.

For other questions, email plantimports@mpi.govt.nz.

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