If you're importing break-bulk (not in a container) or containerised sea cargo from certain countries, you must meet certain MPI requirements to manage the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) getting into New Zealand. MPI has changed the list of countries that need to meet these requirements in Schedule 3 of the new IHS issued on 9 August 2018 to:
MPI targets imported goods that have a higher risk of carrying the BMSB. These goods include new and used vehicles, vessels, machinery, and equipment which:
You must provide documentation to MPI showing your goods meet the requirements of the IHS for Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment. The definition of vehicles and machinery is broad – check which goods are included in the IHS.
All containerised goods from Schedule 3 countries are at risk of carrying BMSB and may be inspected during the BMSB season.
The risk season is from 1 September until 30 April. Note, MPI may apply emergency measures if we find BMSB infestations.
If you're importing vehicles, machinery, or equipment you must meet the following requirements.
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