Biosecurity for business
Damage caused by pests and diseases can be costly and disruptive for all New Zealand businesses. As an Island nation in the middle of the Pacific our economic wealth hinges on our ability to import and export goods and services across our border.
Pests and diseases can seriously impact our primary industries, our tourism sector, and damage our reputation as a safe trader of goods and services. From freight and logistics, to retail and hospitality, biosecurity affects us all. We all have a part to play.
Whether we're a business owner, employee or freelancer—our mahi can impact New Zealand's biosecurity. We can support our customers, staff and suppliers to understand the importance of biosecurity. We can introduce good biosecurity practices into our workplace.
Get inspired and learn more about how your business can get involved with biosecurity.
Biosecurity Business Pledge
We invite businesses to be part of the biosecurity team of all New Zealanders
Guides, plans and resources
Explore examples of biosecurity guides and plans which you can make your own
Business news and stories
Governors and CEO guidance launched
The significance of biosecurity to the New Zealand economy and the business community is underscored by its top priority ranking for eleven years straight in the KPMG agribusiness agenda.
Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programme
Five years on since first detecting Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) New Zealand is on track to be the first country in the world to eradicate the disease.
New biosecurity measure to protect against FMD
Travellers will not be allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia to New Zealand in the latest step to protect against Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), says Biosecurity New Zealand deputy director general Stuart Anderson.
Biosecurity resources for businesses
Dairy NZ Biosecurity WOF check list
The Biosecurity WOF was developed with input from farmers directly affected by the Mycoplasma bovis
Protecting your farm checklist
Checklist to identify ways farmers can help protect their farm from diseases, weeds and pests
Protecting your farm poster
Biosecurity New Zealand poster that shows the steps you can take to protect your farm
Free tool to assist NZ farmers and argicultural professionals with weed and pest identification
Tomato Grower Biosecurity Plan and Checklist
Plan to assist growers in identifying and managing biosecurity risks on their properties.