IVS works with treatment providers facilitating approval of treatments and the timely release of goods through border security.
The IVS team are specialists in biosecurity treatment and assist treatment providers with supervision services or gaining approval to operate under the MAF-approved treatment supplier programme. Services include:
Treatment Supplier Programme for Importers and Exporters
MAF Biosecurity NZ is responsible for ensuring imported risk goods are treated to eliminate unwanted pests or diseases protecting New Zealanders and our natural environment. Biosecurity treatment may also be required for exported goods and is applied according to the importing country’s phytosanitary requirements.
There are two models of delivery for biosecurity treatment to be provided by approved operators.
The approved treatment supplier programme is a system designed by MAF Biosecurity NZ to make sure competent organisations and individual operators have the necessary skills and experience to be responsible for delivery of official biosecurity treatment activities.
Treatment of New Zealand IMPORTED risk goods
Treatment of New Zealand EXPORTED plants and plant based products
Examples of treatment activities include:
- Methyl Bromide
- Hydrogen Cyanide
- Heat Treatment