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Ministry for Primary Industries


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is the ministry responsible for all of New Zealand's primary industry. It was formed from the merger of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Fisheries and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. MPI sets the systems for certification of all products exported from New Zealand to ensure that they are free of diseases and pests and meet the requirements of the importing country.

Catalyst® has had a major project management and leadership role during the previous seven years in a number of export projects:

  • The transition of the dairy industry to a new export certification software and related systems
  • The revision of the standards, and systems for plant export certification;
  • A review of the cost recovery system for export certification; and
  • The revision of the standards and systems for live animal and germplasm export certification.