New Zealand - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2022-07-31

New Zealand maintains controls on the importation of a variety of goods based on criteria such as “community protection,” protecting the earth’s ozone layer, controlling toxic substances, and safeguarding consumers.  New Zealand also maintains a strict quarantine regime to protects its agricultural and forestry industries from pests or disease contamination.  New Zealand also maintains a strict quarantine regime to protect its agricultural and forestry industries from pests or disease contamination. 

New Zealand Customs lists on its website items which are prohibited and cannot be imported into New Zealand as well as a list of products which require approval to import.