Cut flowers and foliage
Fresh cut flowers and foliage imported for decorative purposes need to meet New Zealand's biosecurity requirements. MPI helps importers meet these requirements, to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PERMITS AND ENQUIRIES
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.
The Plant Imports office will be closed from 24 December 2019 to 3 January 2020. We will respond to emails from 6 January 2020.
Importers are among the most important people in defending against biosecurity risks. New pests and diseases can not only impact on human health, but also damage agricultural or horticultural production, forestry, and tourism, and affect trade in international markets.
If you observe an organism not normally seen in New Zealand, contact MPI as soon as possible on 0800 80 99 66.
Who to contact
If you have a question about importing cut flowers and foliage, email firstname.lastname@example.org.