Free Local Service Helps Exporters Take their Products to the World

So, you have a great New Zealand product to sell to the world – but what now? Exporting goods can seem like a maze, but help is at hand.

The Ministry for Primary Industries' Exporter Regulatory Advice Service (ERAS) is a free service that helps New Zealand exporters navigate the requirements for export of primary products.

The ERAS team can provide 1:1 advice but has also developed a range of tools to support New Zealand exporters.

The ERAS team identified that some exporters and operators were having trouble learning to use the Animal Product E-cert system (AP E-cert). AP E-cert is the web application MPI uses to issue government-to-government assurances for animal products exported from New Zealand.

The team worked closely with industry to test prototypes and gather feedback along the way from a diverse group of users and businesses and came up with the suite of resources.

The resources include videos, quick reference guides and a walk-through demo. They were designed with new and infrequent users in mind – and are available here on the MPI website.

Contact details for this service: or 0800 00 83 33.