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COVID guidelines for the supply chain industry
Received 21 August, 5.07pm

This guide is aimed at businesses that are open at Level 3 or Level 2. For supply chain to operate at Level 3 or Level 2 you need a plan for controlling the spread of COVID–19, by playing it safe. This Supply chain Protocol for COVID–19 includes a template plan from WorkSafe. It also includes guidance to help supply chain practitioners fill in the plan.This plan is aimed at supply chain practitioners on land and does not cover maritime or aviation.

This guide was produced by CILT (The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport NZ Inc.), ShopCare (the Retail and Supply Chain Health and Safety Sector Group) and supply chain practitioners.

Click here for the guidelines
MPI: Update of Import Health Standard 152.02: Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables into New Zealand
Received 24 August, 10.38am

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has amended Import Health Standard 152.02: Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables into New Zealand, to align the treatment options for Drosophila suzukii across countries that: have this pest present in the country, and import table grapes to New Zealand. The import health standard is available on the MPI website: Importation and Clearance of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables into New Zealand – Import Health Standard The following is a summary of the change: Methyl bromide fumigation or, sulphur dioxide + carbon dioxide fumigation in combination with cold treatment, have been added as treatment options for Drosophila suzukii on table grapes from China. Any questions relating to this import health standard amendment can be directed to:

Plant Imports – Email: PlantImports@mpi.govt.nz
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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