Live poultry

Specialist New Zealand businesses produce day-old chicks and hatching eggs for exporting to other countries. MPI's role is to help exporters meet the requirements of overseas markets.

Exporting guide
Exporting guide

Your step-by-step guide to exporting day-old chicks and hatching eggs.

Market requirements
Market requirements

Find the Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) you'll need when exporting day-old chicks and hatching eggs to specific countries or markets.


Exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand, exporters are responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet New Zealand standards
  • complying with the destination country's eligibility requirements
  • reporting to MPI if your products are no longer fit for intended purpose or are refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions, email animalexports@mpi.govt.nz.

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