Published:  

August 2018
This Regulatory Impact Statement provides an analysis of options to manage the importation of trout meat and trout products after the current importation prohibition expires.

Summary 

The Customs Import Prohibition (Trout) Order 2015 expires at the close of 7 November 2018. If nothing is done, the existing import prohibition will lapse and the importation of trout meat and trout products will be unrestricted from 8 November 2018. 

Three options are considered: 

  1. Allowing the import prohibition to lapse
  2. Renewing the import prohibition for a further three years and carrying out a public review of the prohibition on the importation of trout (and potentially of related issues around domestic farming and sale of wild trout), and
  3. Renewing the import prohibition for a further three years but undertaking no review.

Allowing the import prohibition to lapse is not recommended; renewing the import prohibition (with or without a review) are considered to be viable ways forward.

Contact

Whare Kaupapa Atawhai / Conservation House Head Office
Phone:   +64 4 471 0726
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   enquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 Manners Street
Wellington 6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
Wellington 6140
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