Consultation on import health standard on pig meat and pig meat products from Australia

Closing Date:
Contact: Animal imports

Have your say

From 19 December 2019 to 21 January 2020 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the import health standard for pig meat and pig meat products from Australia.

The risk management proposal includes details of what is changing and the reasons.

Consultation documents

Import Health Standard: Pig Meat and Pig Meat Products from Australia [PDF, 688 KB]

Risk management proposal: Pig meat and pig meat products from Australia [PDF, 363 KB]

Related document

WTO notification [PDF, 148 KB]

Making your submission

Email your feedback on the draft documents by 5pm on 21 January 2020 to

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
  • your name and title, if applicable
  • your organisation's name (if you're submitting on behalf of an organisation)
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address and email).

While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:

Animal Trade (Imports)
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

All submissions received by the closing date will be considered before the amended import health standard (IHS) is issued. MPI may hold late submissions on file for consideration when the issued IHS is next revised or reviewed.

Steps to finalising the new IHS

After consultation on a draft import health standard, MPI publishes a provisional IHS.

If you made a submission during the consultation, you have 10 working days to notify the Director-General of MPI that you intend to request an independent review. Reviews are limited to whether or not specific scientific evidence was given sufficient consideration.

If no review is requested within 10 working days, then the provisional IHS is confirmed and issued as a standard.

For more information about reviews refer to Section 24 of the Biosecurity Act 1993 (NZ Legislation)

Submissions are public information

Note that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

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