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New Zealand - Export requirements for processed egg

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  1. Eligible/ineligible product
  2. Pre-export approvals by the competent authority of the importing country
  3. Production controls and inspection requirements
  4. Labelling, packaging and marking requirements
  5. Documentation requirements
  6. Other information

1. Eligible/ineligible product



2. Pre-export approvals by the competent authority of the importing country

No. However, it is recommended to confirm that with the importer.

3. Production controls and inspection requirements

The inspector must verify during a preventive control inspection that the manufacturer is aware of the standards and requirements of NZ and has a specific export procedure in place.

NZ requires the shipment to be accompanied by a manufacturer's declaration. Depending on the type of egg product exported, the manufacturer must attest, among other things, the following:

Inspectors must ensure the accuracy of the information provided in the manufacturer's declaration. On-site verification may be required.

Note: The use of imported egg products from certain countries may limit the ability to export to NZ. These constraints are usually related to the animal health status of the country of origin of the egg products.

4. Labelling, packaging and marking requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to meet all the requirements for labelling, packaging and marking as per the importing country.

The packaging must be impervious and sealed at the point of manufacture. The original packaging must be intact, in other words, has not been opened.

5. Documentation requirements


Canada does not have a negotiated certificate with NZ. Export certification is based on the import requirements of this country.

The model health certificate below has been developed according to the requirements outlined in the IHS of NZ. The statements could be modified according to the type of product exported, the animal health status of Canada or if NZ changes its requirements. The exporter must ensure the accuracy of the requirements before requesting a certificate.


6. Other information

Exported products transiting through a country may require transit documentation. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that the shipment will be accompanied by all necessary certificates. Please work closely with your importer.

Samples (personal or commercial) of egg products may be subject to the same requirements as a regular shipment. It is strongly recommended that the exporter verify these requirements with his importer.

Relevant links

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries

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