Methyl bromide is an ozone-depleting substance used in New Zealand for quarantine or pre-shipment (QPS) fumigation purposes.
We grant import permits to replace methyl bromide used for legitimate QPS purposes. A clear definition of legitimate QPS purposes can be found on the Biosecurity New Zealand website.
Currently companies import and supply methyl bromide to fumigators in New Zealand for QPS purposes. Before we will issue these permits, we require information to verify the methyl bromide was used for legitimate QPS purposes. Information required to prove this use is outlined in the application form below.
Download Application Form
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