Fungi for growing

You need to meet strict biosecurity requirements before importing edible fungi for growing, such as truffles for propagation and mushroom spawn. The requirements are to prevent the entry of unwanted organisms into New Zealand. MPI helps importers meet these requirements.


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.

Importer responsibilities

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 questions about importing fungi for growing, email plantimports@mpi.govt.nz.

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