Export Official Assurance Programme

The first step when considering exporting potatoes (particularly fresh produce) is to check the compliance programme requirements of each import country being considered.

Potatoes NZ’s Quick reference guide provides a summary of the phytosanitary export requirement for potatoes to the various countries. Please note that this summary does not replace MPI’s official requirements which is the definitive source of information.

 

MPI Phytosanitary Official Assurance Programme (OAP) for Potato Cyst Nematode and Potato Wart

Potatoes to be exported to countries that require MPI certification of freedom from potato cyst nematode and potato wart must be grown in compliance with MPI’s “Compliance Programme for Provision of PCN Additional Declarations”. This programme has recently been updated. Information about the programme and application forms can be found at the MPI Biosecurity NZ website.

Additional information resources are listed below:

Fiji import conditions for fresh potatoes – reminder 10 April 2017 -   Dear exporters, The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) is inspecting all fresh potato consignments on arrival in Fiji so it is vital that all these consignments meet Fiji’s import ...
PCN Dispensation Process Removed 7 June 2016 - This is a reminder with planting just around the corner to plan ahead. Now that the PCN/Potato Wart OAP dispensation process has be removed for the 2016-17 export season PNZ Inc. encourages ...
PCN OAP Late Dispensation Fee 21 December 2015 - MPI PCN & Potato Wart Official Assurance Programme – Late Dispensation Fee There has been a noticeable increase in the number of dispensation requests over the last 12 months. Due ...
2015-16 Export Season Update 20 October 2015 - 2015-16 MPI Official Assurance Programme forms – not yet available Unfortunately yet again there is a delay at MPI in providing the forms for their 2015-16 MPI Official Assurance Programme ...
MPI MAO – Certification Standard for Inspection 10 August 2015 - As a Ministry Approved Operator are you comfortable implementing the new requirements of the MPI Phytosanitary Inspection Standard, in particular the staff pest identification competency? These will need to be ...
MPI Approved Operator Awareness Workshops 15 May 2015 - MPI Export Certification Standards Are Changing in 2015   All MPI Approved Operators should have received an emailed invitation from MPI regarding their proposed MPI Approved Operator Workshops to be ...