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.
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.
Guidance document for the IHS [PDF, 2.4 MB]
Sea container IHS [PDF, 614 KB]
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.
Sea containers have different requirements
There are separate BMSB requirements for sea containers.
This tool does not replace the import health standard, it’s a quick reference guide for the biosecurity requirements you need to meet.
If you have questions about this tool or these import requirements, email BMSB@mpi.govt.nz
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