IHS requirements tool for vehicles, machinery and parts

This tool summarises the vehicle, machinery, and parts import health standard. Importers can use the tool to quickly check the biosecurity requirements for importing vehicles, machinery, or parts.

 

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Pathway for parts (targeted)
Pathway for parts
Pathway for parts (not targeted)
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If you're still not sure, email us at BMSB@mpi.govt.nz

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system.

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

Due to the type, use, and storage practices associated with this machinery there are no specific management requirements. Very few used machine types fall under this category.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider and certified clean

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • thoroughly cleaned internally and externally after dismantling
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a cleaning certificate (including a statement of disassembly)
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be cleaned externally and internally
  • have a cleaning certificate, including statement of disassembly.

Outcome_1_MachT_CNL_BMSB_new

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be cleaned externally and internally
  • have a cleaning certificate, including statement of disassembly.

Requirements

For used motorbikes, your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be labelled as specified in the approved system.

For new motorbikes: 

Requirements

This is an unusual combination. Contact us to discuss the biosecurity standards you will need to meet.

Email: BMSB@mpi.govt.nz

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements for this cargo type.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT within 21 days of shipping or on arrival
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated, if treated offshore.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests. 

Note

If your cargo is whole vehicles intended for dismantling or use as parts, change the ‘commodity’ drop down to ‘Vehicles (whole intended for dismantling)'.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Cleaned by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be fumigated or heat treated
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated. 

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT within 21 days of shipping or on arrival
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated, if treated offshore.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests. 

Note

If your cargo is whole vehicles intended for dismantling or use as parts, change the ‘commodity’ drop down to ‘Vehicles (whole intended for dismantling)’.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be heat treated as described in MPI-ABTRT, in the country of origin by an approved provider
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

All containers from Italy during BMSB season must be treated before export, as described in the sea container IHS.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

All containers from Italy during BMSB season must be treated before export, as described in the sea container IHS.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated treatment by either:
    • fumigation or heat treatment or
    • fogging or spraying with residual insecticide (see note)
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Note: Insecticide treatment must occur before arrival, include opening of all compartments, and be repeated on arrival in New Zealand.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated treatment by either:
    • fumigation or heat treatment or
    • fogging or spraying with residual insecticide (see note)
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Note: Insecticide treatment must occur before arrival, include opening of all compartments, and be repeated on arrival in New Zealand.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Outcome_3_Scoot_Jap_S3_BMSB_Cont_new

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements. 

Note

If your cargo was stored outside before export, change the ‘commodity’ drop down to ‘vehicles’

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated as specified in the approved system
  • be certified and labelled as specified in the approved system.

Outcome_14_Scoot_Japan_BB_used

Requirements

This is an unusual combination. Contact us to discuss the biosecurity standards you will need to meet.

Email BMSB@mpi.govt.nz

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export.

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated before arrival as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export.

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated before arrival as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider 

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider 

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT within 21 days of shipping or on arrival
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated, if treated offshore.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a cleaning certificate (including a statement of disassembly)
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be fumigated or heat treated
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be fumigated or heat treated
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Your containers must be still be treated as described in the sea container import health standard.

Requirements

You can treat your cargo either before export or on arrival.

Option A: Before export

There are 2 choices for treatment before export:

Either your cargo must be:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be treated offshore as outlined in MPI-ABTRT by an approved provider
  • be loaded in container within 24 hours with doors and vents sealed
  • be exported within 21 days
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Or your cargo must be:

  • loaded in a container then treated with doors and vents sealed
  • exported within 21 days.

Option B: On arrival

Your cargo must be:

  • free of contaminants and pests
  • treated as outlined in MPI-ABTRT on arrival within 12 of unloading from vessel (or 48 hours if vents/holes are sealed on-arrival).

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT by an approved provider
  • be exported within 24 hours of treatment
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be fumigated or heat treated
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system.

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must: 

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a cleaning certificate (including a statement of disassembly)
  • have a treatment certificate 
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider 

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated as specified in the approved system
  • be certified and labelled as specified in the approved system.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider 

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated as specified in the approved system
  • be certified and labelled as specified in the approved system.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider 

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

All shipping containers must be treated during the BMSB season. See the IHS for Sea Containers from All Countries for details.

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

Due to the type, use, and storage practices associated with this machinery there are no specific management requirements. Very few used machine types fall under this category.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

Due to the type, use, and storage practices associated with this machinery there are no specific management requirements. Very few used machine types fall under this category.

Requirements

You can treat your cargo either before export or on arrival.

Option A: Before export

There are 2 choices for treatment before export:

Either your cargo must be:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • be treated offshore as outlined in MPI-ABTRT by an approved provider
  • be loaded in container within 24 hours with doors and vents sealed
  • be exported within 21 days
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Or your cargo must be:

  • loaded in a container then treated with doors and vents sealed
  • exported within 21 days.

Option B: On arrival

Your container must be treated before export as described in the sea container IHS.

Your cargo must be:

  • free of contaminants and pests
  • treated as outlined in MPI-ABTRT on arrival within 12 of unloading from vessel (or 48 hours if vents/holes are sealed on-arrival).

Requirements

Your container must be treated before export, as described in the sea container IHS.

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export.

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated before arrival as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system.

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Your containers must be still be treated as described in the sea container import health standard.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be fumigated or heat treated
  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Your containers must be still be treated as described in the sea container import health standard.


Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system. 

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system.

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Requirements

You have 2 options for your cargo, unless it was stored indoors exclusively before export.

Option 1: Approved system

Your cargo must:

  • be free of contaminants and pests
  • use approved system management
  • show evidence of management before export
  • be treated according to an approved system
  • be certified and labelled according to the approved system.

Option 2: Treated by an approved provider

Your cargo must:

  • be treated as described in MPI-ABTRT for BMSB
  • meet the post-treatment requirements described in section 4.6 of the import health standard
  • have a treatment certificate
  • be labelled as treated.

Parts stored exclusively indoors

If your cargo was stored exclusively indoors before export, you don’t need to meet these requirements. Your cargo only needs to be free of contaminants and pests.

Your containers must be still be treated as described in the sea container import health standard.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

All shipping containers must be treated during the BMSB season. See the IHS for Sea Containers from All Countries for details.

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

Due to the type, use, and storage practices associated with these types of parts, there are no specific management requirements. Very few used types of parts fall under this category.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Requirements

Your cargo must be free of contaminants and pests.

There are no specific management requirements.

Outdoor or targeted machinery is defined as machinery that has been used outdoors or has been used with or near biosecurity contaminants, including grain, seeds, soil, plant, and animal material. See schedule 3 of the IHS for more details.

Documents

Vehicle, machinery, and parts import health standard (IHS) [PDF, 775 KB]

Guidance document for the IHS [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Approved Biosecurity Treatments for risk goods (MPI-ABTRT) [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Sea container IHS [PDF, 614 KB]

Transhipping cargo

Different rules apply if:

  • your cargo left from a BMSB-free country but passed through a BMSB risk country before it arrived in New Zealand. See section 4.7 of the IHS.
  • your cargo is arriving in New Zealand on its way to another country. See section 2.5 of the IHS.

Read more about transhipping requirements

Sea containers have different requirements

There are separate BMSB requirements for sea containers.

Find out about importing containers and cargo

More information

This tool does not replace the import health standard, it’s a quick reference guide for the biosecurity requirements you need to meet.

Read more about BMSB season requirements 

If you have questions about this tool or these import requirements, email BMSB@mpi.govt.nz

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