Other inedible animal products
If you export products made from animal materials that are not for human or animal consumption, the destination country may require them to be certified by MPI.
Note: There are no specific requirements for inedible products made from animal materials that are sold in New Zealand.
Defining inedible animal products
Inedible animal products can be defined as any product made from animal materials that is not for human or animal consumption. Common examples include:
- hides and skins
- animal fibres, for example wool and feathers
- biotechnology and scientific materials
- game trophies
- blood products used for biotechnology purposes or scientific materials.
When MPI certification is required
If you export inedible animal products, you need to meet the requirements set by the country where the product is being sold. These requirements may include MPI certifying your product, by giving it an official assurance, prior to export.
Check the Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) for the country you are exporting to.
Getting MPI certification (official assurance)
Where official assurances (certification) from MPI are required, these are issued in the form of export certificates indicating that all applicable standards have been met.
You need to comply with relevant parts of the Animal Products Act (APA) 1999 regime, including the following specifications and notices:
Find further information on the Official Assurances Programme (OAP) in the Exporting section of this website.
Registering with MPI
Under the APA, all exporters who require official assurances for the product they export must register with MPI. Find information on how to register in the Exporting section of this website.