Do you need an approval?
You need approval if the organism you wish to import, develop, field test or release fits the definition of a new organism and is viable.
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A “new organism” includes:
You will need to make an application if the organism you wish to import, develop, field test or release fits the definition of a new organism and is viable (capable of living, reproducing, or germinating under favourable conditions).
It does not matter if the new organisms will be:
If you cannot clearly identify the organism to be imported to species level or cannot find proof that the organism is not a “new organism”, please contact us.
Prohibited organisms cannot be given approval.
You may also need approval from the Ministry for Primary Industries