Permit to import asbestos-containing products
Products with asbestos can only be imported into New Zealand under certain circumstances.
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Since 1 October 2016, asbestos-containing products cannot be imported into New Zealand unless:
Download and complete the application form linked below.
You can email your application form to email@example.com or send it to:
Environmental Protection Authority
Private Bag 63002
Fees must be paid when your application is lodged.
Products containing asbestos that are imported only for export are under the control of NZ Customs Service. The rules about which goods are subject to control are set out in Section 20 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.
Get in touch with NZ Customs Service for more information.
These are permits granted under the Imports and Exports (Asbestos-containing Products) Prohibition Order 2016.
The Customs Clearance Code has been redacted from the decisions.
Read the legislation that covers the prohibition of the import of asbestos-containing products.
Read Section 20 in the Customs and Excise Act 1996.
Get in touch with an expert from the Hazardous Substances team.
Find out about the controls for importing products for export.