Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMAR) notifications – animal products

Find recent or urgent OMAR notifications, including new Technical Directives (TDs) and General Requirements for Export (GREXs) for all animal products intended for export.

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Listed on this page are OMAR notifications for animal products intended for export. You need to consult these to ensure you are using the most up-to-date requirements for the country or market you are exporting to. They apply only to animal products.

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Current OMAR notifications – animal products


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
19/015 China: Pet Food 26/04/2019
19/014 Singapore: Layer Farm Disease Freedom Requirements 11/04/2019
19/013 China: Fish Meal, Fish Oil and Other Aquatic Proteins Not Intended for Human Consumption 27/03/2019
19/011 Thailand: Food Quality Assurance System Certificates 1/03/2019
19/008 Philippines: Official Assurances and Cervine Meat and Co-Product Access 22/02/2019
19/007 Thailand: Animal Products Not Intended for Human Consumption 19/02/2019
19/006 India Mollusc Meal and Powder Certification 13/02/2019
19/004 Thailand: Honey Certification 29/01/2019
19/002 Thailand: Official Listing for Primary Processors of Meat and Meat Products 22/01/2019


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
18/023 New Caledonia: Fish Oil for Animal Consumption 7/12/2018
18/022 UAE: Gulfood Exhibition 2019 food product samples 28/11/2018
18/020 China: STEC Testing and Control of Product Sampled for Residue Testing 20/11/2018
18/019 Export Certificates: Specified Markets 4/10/2018
18/018 Korea Certification: Fish and Fish Products 4/10/2018
18/017 Animal Product from RMP Operations: Specified Markets 4/10/2018
18/016 Registration Documents: Specified Countries 4/09/2018
18/006 Thailand: Changes to fish requirements 20/02/2018
18/005 China: Meat certification requirements 12/02/2018


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
17/042 China - Frozen casings certification requirements 22/12/2017
17/039 Malaysia: Meat and Meat Products Halal Requirements 24/11/2017
17/038 China: Salted Casings Certification Requirements 22/11/2017
17/037 Thailand Dairy Product Registration 8/11/2017
17/035 Requirements for Milk and Milk Products Exported to Singapore for Onward Certification to China 16/10/2017
17/032 UAE: Halal certification scheme for meat 27/09/2017
17/031 Japan Certification of Milk Products 18/09/2017
17/030 Niue: Animal Products certification 4/09/2017
17/029 China; Suspension of Semi-Finished Bovine Blood Products 23/08/2017
17/028 China: Meat and meat products halal requirements 10/08/2017
17/025 Singapore: Requirements for the Export of Third-Country Porcine Meat Products for further processing in New Zealand for export to Singapore 26/07/2017
17/018 Alternative MPI certification 31/05/2017
17/006 Russia: Temporary suspension on import of beef and bovine offal 7/02/2017
17/004 Korea: Edible Eggs 31/01/2017


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
16/033 Turkey: Hides and Skins 7/12/2016
16/032 Indonesia: Halal labelling of meat and meat products 18/11/2016
16/030 Korea certification: Dairy products for human consumption 25/10/2016
16/029 Indonesia: Meat Certification 20/10/2016
16/022 Korea: Specified animal products: Registration of manufacturing premises and standalone meat stores 16/08/2016
16/017 Korea: Official copy certificate for meat and meat products 29/07/2016
16/012 Canada: Halal Meat Exports 25/05/2016
16/010 USA: Grade 'A' Dairy Product Exports 13/05/2016
16/008 Iceland: Export Certificates 5/05/2016


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
15/002 European Union: TRACES Pilot for Meat 23/01/2015


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
14/032 Commonwealth of Independent States: Animal Products 1/10/2014
14/021 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Animal Products 12/06/2014
14/005 European Union: TRACES Pilot for Seafood 15/04/2014


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
13/038 Indonesia: Products not intended for Food for Humans 9/10/2013
13/018 European Union and Ukraine: Catch Certificates 17/07/2013


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
11/026 Ukraine: Animal Products 1/12/2011
11/023 Republic of Yemen Meat and Meat Products 30/09/2011
11/011 Macedonia: Animal Products 17/06/2011


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
10/037 Korea: Certification for honey and honeycomb for human consumption 22/12/2010
10/023 Albania: Animal Material & Animal Product 6/07/2010
10/015 Requirements for Cloned Animals 11/05/2010


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
09/038 Switzerland: Animal Material & Animal Product 24/11/2009
09/028 Bovine Taenia saginata examination procedures: specified countries 20/07/2009
09/027 Chile: Processed Wool Exports 3/06/2009
09/025 Yemen ? Dairy Products 3/06/2009
09/014 Dairy Products - Norway 11/03/2009


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
08/036 Imported Animal Product Inspection Requirements 23/12/2008
08/035 Contaminant Requirements for Bee Products for Export 19/12/2008
08/026 Japan: Petfood certification 6/11/2008
08/023 Japan: Additional Avian Clause for Petfood 11/09/2008
08/020 Chile - Export of Ruminant Intestines 14/08/2008
D08/009 Chile - Dairy Listings 23/12/2008
08/009 Laboratory Approval 4/06/2008
D08/007 Certificate of Analysis for Melamine in Dairy Product 23/10/2008
08/003 Norway: Animal Material & Animal Products 19/03/2008


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
06/029 European Union: Honey 1/09/2006
06/022 Korea: Export of Sliced Deer Velvet 21/07/2006


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
04/062 Poultry Export Requirements (Gazette No.1367, published 28/10/04) 11/10/2004
04/058 Bovine Tuberculosis: Revised Requirements 11/08/2004


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
03/033 Chile: Beef Cut Grading, Labelling, and Certification Requirements 19/03/2003
03/004 Chile: Hormonal Growth Promotants 9/01/2003


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
02/124 Procedures for cattle from properties on the Taenia saginata disease surveillance Suspect List 19/12/2002
02/121 Hormonal Growth Promotants: Restricted Markets 18/12/2002
02/105 Inspection Requirements for Rabbits, Hares and Possums 8/11/2002
02/104 Operational Requirements for Rabbits, Hares and Possums 8/11/2002
02/076 Export Certification: Cascade Type Meat Meal Driers 2/08/2002
02/038 Loadout of Meat from Licensed/Approved Premises 24/04/2002
02/020 Chile: Listing of Premises - Meat and Meat Products and Game Meat and Game Meat Products 21/03/2002
02/018 Meat Meal: Export Certification 12/03/2002


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
01/198 Regulatory Requirements: Specifications Clarifications; Complaints and Appeals Procedure: Animal Products Act 1999 (APA) and Meat Act 1981 21/12/2001
01/172 Import of Foreign Animal Material and Animal Products and Return To New Zealand of New Zealand Animal Material and Animal Products For Domestic Use or Export. (Note: clauses 4 and 5 amended by 08/036) 7/11/2001
01/152 Surveillance of Water 1/10/2001
01/111 Circular 89/MQ/76: Surveillance of Potable Water in Meat & Game Export Premises 11/07/2001
01/040 Shellfish Lot Numbering Systems 14/03/2001


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
00/090 Labelling of Animal Materials and Animal Products 25/07/2000
00/081 Post Slaughter Management; Un-Validated Refrigeration Rooms or Processes 30/06/2000
00/065 Post Slaughter Management ? Process Hygiene Index (PHI) 12/05/2000
00/041 Control of Brands, Seals and Legend Bearing Packaging Materials in Export Establishments 27/03/2000
00/037 ASURE NZ: Quality System 20/03/2000
00/018 Absence of the Mandatory Inspection Service During Slaughter or Processing 24/02/2000


IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
99/205 New Zealand Standard: Inspection and processing of Deer Pizzles, Tails, Sinews, Testicles and Velvet 2/12/1999
99/190 General Requirements for the Export of Meat, Game, Poultry and their Products 29/10/1999
99/168 New Zealand Standard - Carcass Detain Facilities 4/10/1999
99/125 Export of Crab, Paua and Kina - Biotoxin Requirements 5/08/1999