New Zealand: Change to export documentation for egg products (2018-13)

​Date of issue: 1 November 2018

Date of effect: Immediate

Reference Number: MAA2018-13


Industries—Industry bodies – Australian Food and Grocery Council, Australian Egg Corporation Limited
Export establishments
Licensed exporters
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources—Central and Regional offices


To notify that new export documentation is available for the export of egg products to New Zealand.

Summary of key points

  • Egg products accompanied by previously agreed documentation will be accepted by MPI until the end of 2018.
  • Exporters should use the newly agreed documentation for all new consignments.


New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) released in January 2018 a new import health standard (IHS) for the import of egg and egg products (EGGSPRODS.GEN). MPI agreed to permit egg and egg products exported from Australia to New Zealand to continue to be exported on the established documentation until revised documentation that met the new IHS could be finalised between MPI and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

MPI and the department agreed on 23 October 2018 on documentation for the export of egg products that complies with the new import health standard EGGSPRODS.GEN. This documentation is now available through the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (Micor).

Further information

Contact Exports if you have any queries.

The information provided above is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive.The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.

Last reviewed: 15 April 2021
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