Exporting from New Zealand

What do I need to do to export plants or forestry products from New Zealand?

To export plants or forest products from New Zealand, you must have a verified phytosanitary certificate. A phytosanitary certificate (Phyto E-Cert) is a certificate of compliance that provides government-to-government assurance that the plants or forest products meet the Importing Countries Phytosanitary Requirements (ICPR’s).

To obtain a Phyto E-Cert, the products must be inspected to ensure they are free from the pests, diseases or contamination, as specified by the importing Country.


Overview of NZ export process for wood and wood based products



How do I obtain a phytosanitary certificate?

There are two ways to obtain a phytosanitary certificate. You can choose the option which best suits your business, depending on your export operation.

  1. Export services managed by IVS
    IVS can handle your inspection, certification and verification services for you.
  2. Self managing through export approval
    Your company can be approved by IVS on behalf MPI Biosecurity NZ to perform some, or all parts of the export approval process under the export certification standards.


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