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Received 18 August, 10:02am

Please find attached an Advisory from Nick Leggett.

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POAL Customer Advisory: COVID-19 Daily Update
Received 18 August, 12:04pm

Good Afternoon,
Please find attached POAL Port wide update for Tuesday 18 August 2020.
As per NZ Government instruction, the Auckland region will remain at Level 3 lockdown until midnight Wednesday 26th August 2020.

We hope that you find this daily update of use and it provides some clarification with regard to the Port’s operations in these challenging times
Kind Regards,
Craig Sain
GM Commercial
Ports of Auckland
Progress update on the finalisation of the MPI Standards ( VMP and SEACO)
Received 18 August, 12:32pm

In response to CBAFF’s request for urgency on the release of the Import Health Standard for Sea Containers and Vehicles, Machinery and Parts, together with dispensation to allow for onshore treatment for the month of September  (in recognition of the lateness of release of the Standards) we received the following email advice:

Good afternoon Rosemarie
Thanks for your email last week, it has been passed onto me to answer. 
Since your email we have now released the provisional standards on Friday, which we have encouraged importers / exporters to start utilising as we don’t expect any change. We have also checked with Australia on the state of the provider list which I have outlined below. We have discussed your request internally and we believe we are in a good position to last season around provider numbers and readiness.  After considering these aspects we consider that MPI is not able to provide a dispensation for treatment on arrival for cargo arriving during September, as such any cargo will need to be treated before arrival.   
Treatment providers: I have discussed the approval of treatment providers with our Australia colleagues.  They have informed me that currently 72 companies have been approved with another 27 about to be published.  There are another 35 that further information is being requested, and another 13 being assessed.   The current approved companies are from 19 countries, in comparison by the end of the season last year there were 24 countries represented – treatment providers work across borders in the EU so they provide wider coverage then just their register country.  We are expecting further treatment providers to register in the next couple of weeks.   We envisage smaller numbers of providers than last year due to COVID, and we have fixed a registration anomaly with Turkey which will reduce the overall numbers when compared year to year.
DAWE and MPI are running two treatment provider on-line sessions for industry providers from the EU and the USA.  These have been very well subscribed with over 146 people attending last nights session conducted for EU treatment providers.
If any of your members are facing issues we encourage them to contact us early so we can work with them to address the issue.  Please also let us know if we can assist with any communications with your members to assist with the messaging. 
Paul Hallett
Manager, Treatments & Inanimate Pathways
Plants & Pathways Directorate | Biosecurity New Zealand
Useful Links
Please review the links below:

Air freight options:
Website: https://covid19.nzte.govt.nz/page/air-freight-option-for-immediate-export

Unite against COVID-19:
Website: https://covid19.govt.nz/​

NZ COVID Tracer App:
Website: https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/protect-yourself-and-others/keep-track-of-where-youve-been/#contact-tracing-for-businesses-and-services
Website: https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/contact-tracing/

MPI email address and website for Covid-related trade issues:
Website: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/covid-19-coronavirus-information-and-advice/exporting-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
Email: Covid-19.Trade@mpi.govt.nz 

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