Market Access Information

Specific information on exporting and MPI’s role in market access can be found on here:

How exporting works

Products exported overseas must meet New Zealand standards and comply with market or importing country requirements where they are known.

Meeting New Zealand standards

All export products must meet New Zealand standards to ensure product produced in New Zealand is safe and suitable for consumers. This includes provisions under the Food Act 2014 and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code for food products and other key legislation where relevant, such as the Animal Products Act 1999 for animal products, including foods containing animal material.

Meeting New Zealand general export requirements

For some export products there are specific legislative requirements for exporting New Zealand product, for example, requirements for labelling, packaging, etc. Information on specific export requirements for animal products are provided in Animal Product Notices (filter using the keyword “export”).

Animal Product Notices

Meeting market requirements

Food, wine, animal products, live animals, germplasm and plant products exported overseas must also comply with any additional importing country requirements.

Understanding what importing country requirements need to be met often involves liaising with an overseas agent or importer to obtain advice in meeting market requirements. This may include obtaining an import permit, or registering as an exporter in the destination country or providing additional documentation where required.

The links below provide market access information for specific export products:

Animal Products OMARs

Live Animal and Germplasm OMARs

Plant products ICPRs

Forestry ICPRs

 Exporting Processed Food