CITES permitsTo import or export a CITES item to or from New Zealand, you’ll likely need a CITES permit or certificate.
Bringing wildlife and wildlife products into New ZealandEveryday items and activities often contain CITES protected plants or animals. See which ones apply to you.
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.
CITES in New Zealand
The Department of Conservation is the Management Authority for CITES in New Zealand. CITES is implemented through the Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 (TIES Act).
For further enquiries, contact DOC’s CITES team email@example.com