Dried & preserved plant products

If you're importing dried or preserved plant products, they need to meet certain biosecurity requirements to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases to New Zealand. MPI helps importers meet these requirements.

Importing guide
Importing guide

Your step-by-step guide to importing dried and preserved plant products.

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Responsibilities of plant product importers

When importing dried or preserved plant products to New Zealand you are responsible for:

  • meeting the import health standard (IHS) for your products
  • arranging appropriate treatment for your products
  • reporting to MPI if your products show signs of disease or pests
  • keeping the right records.

Fees and charges may apply.

Who to contact

If you have questions about offshore treatment or phytosanitary certificates, contact the exporting country's National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) or your customs agent.

For other questions about importing plant products, email plantimports@mpi.govt.nz.

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