CITES permitsTo import or export a CITES item to or from New Zealand, you’ll likely need a CITES permit or certificate.
CITES speciesFind answers to frequently asked questions about how CITES is administered and enforced in New Zealand.
Travelling with taongaWithout permits, there is a risk personal taonga made from, or with, animal parts such as feathers and bone or kākahu (cloaks) will be confiscated during your travel.
Traditional medicines and CITES
If you are travelling with traditional medicines to New Zealand, you may need a permit. Find out when you need one and how to apply. This page is available in English and Chinese.
International travel with hunting trophiesYou may need CITES documentation to enter or leave New Zealand with your hunting trophy.
Commercial imports and household movesImportant information for commercial importers, their agents and household movers.
New Zealand information:
- New Zealand CITES listed species and FAQ
- Trade in elephant ivory
- Travelling with elephant products and ivory
- Does your luggage break wildlife laws?: Brochure for travellers (Available in six Pacific Island languages)
Other relevant information:
DOC CITES Officer - Auckland
Phone: +64 9 307 9279
Private Bag 68908
Newton, Auckland 1145
DOC CITES Officer – Wellington
Phone: +64 4 496 1096
PO Box 10420
DOC CITES Officer – Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 371 3700
Private Bag 4715 Christchurch
Mail Centre Christchurch 8140