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EGG ROADMAP:

A guide to the Animal Products Act 1999, the


Food Act 1981 and the Food Hygiene Regulations
1974 - Information pamphlet
Making sure New Zealands food is safe

OTHER INFO:
FORMS
REGISTER & LISTS
SCIENCE & RISK
ORGANICS

OTHER ACTS
Commerce Act 1986
Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
Fair Trading Act 1986
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
Resource Management Act 1991
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992

Health Act 1956

Animal Products Act 1999

ACVM Act 1997

Biosecurity Act
1993

Animal Welfare
Act 1999

New Zealand Legislation: Food


Hygiene Regulations 1974

The objective of the Act is to


(a) Minimise and mange risks to human or
animal health arising from the production
and processing of animal material and
products by instituting measures that
ensure so far as practicable that all traded
animal products are fit for intended
purpose; and
(b) Facilitate the entry of animal material and
products into overseas markets by providing
the controls and mechanisms needed to
give and to safeguard official assurances for
entry into those markets

The purpose of this Act is to


(a) prevent or manage risks
associated with the use of
agricultural compounds, being
(a) risks to public health; and (i) risks
to trade in primary produce; and
(ii) risks to animal welfare; and
(iii) risks to agricultural security:
(b) ensure that the use of agricultural
compounds does not result in
breaches of domestic food residue
standards:
(c) ensure the provision of sufficient
consumer information about
agricultural compounds.

Law relating to the


exclusion, eradication, and
effective management of
pests and unwanted
organisms, including those
already established here.

Establishes fundamental
obligations relating to the
care of animals. These
obligations are written in
general terms with detail
found in codes of welfare.
Codes contain minimum
standards which have a
legal effect under the Act
for the care and
management of animals.

Scope: Eggs for human


consumption
Includes day-old chicks and
hatching eggs for export

Food Act Food Standards are


required to be met under the Food
Hygiene Regulations

Food Act 19811


Law relating to the sale of Food.
Regulates domestic food produced or
sold in New Zealand.
Exemption from the Food Hygiene
Regulations 1974

EGG LEGISLATION
General guidance

Once it commences the Food Bill intends to transition across existing standards current under the Food Act. There may be changes to import standards.

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Guide to Animal Welfare


Act 1999

Food Act 1981 cont.

Animal Products Act cont.

ACVM Act cont.

Biosecurity Act cont.

Animal Welfare Act cont

Part 1A: Exemption from Food


Hygiene Regulations
Includes:
8AA Relationship between this Part
and Animal Products Act 1999
8G Definition of appropriate food
safety programme

Part 2 Risk Management Programmes (RMPs)

Part 3: importation of Risk


goods1
22: Import Health
Standards
39: Transitional Facilities

Part 5 Codes of Welfare

Part 2A Food Standards

Part 3 Regulated Control Schemes

Part 2 Importation, manufacture an


sale of agricultural compounds 1
Agricultural Compounds and
Veterinary Medicines (Exemptions
and Prohibited Substances)
Regulations 2011
Requirements for exempt Oral
Nutritional compounds Pet Food.
Animal Feeds
Classification of Substances as
Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS)

Includes:
11C Minister may issue Food
Standards
11D Prescribed foods
11M Emergency Food Standards

RCSs are special regulatory regimes to provide


for cases where it is inappropriate or impractical
to manage risk factors under an RMP or where
special provision is required for the purposes of
overseas market access requirement

An RMP is a programme designed to identify,


control, manage, eliminate or minimise hazards
and other risks during processing of animal
material & products

Part 4: Miscellaneous
Includes
40 Recall of Food (by Minister)
41 Records
42 Regulations Power to make
regulations

Part 4 Animal Product Standards and


Specifications
This part provides for the setting of standards
and specifications that must be met by any
animal product intended for trade or processed
for reward before it may be considered fit for
intended purpose.
Part 5 Export of Animal Material and Products
The purpose of this Part is to facilitate export by
providing for the specifying of requirements that
must be met for products to be eligible for
export; providing for requirements and systems
intended to safeguard official assurances &
providing for the registration of exporters.
Part 8 Recognised Agencies and Persons
The purpose of this Part is to provide for the
recognition of agencies and persons to perform
specialist functions and activities including
verification under the Act.

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Includes:
Layer Hens

Refer also to : ANIMAL FEEDS Sector page and Road Map

Food Act 1981: PART 1A: EXEMPTION FROM FOOD HYGIENE REGULATIONS
PART 2A FOOD STANDARDS
All regulations, notices, guidance and forms listed here must be read in conjunction with the Act itself.

Regulations
New Zealand Legislation: Food Hygiene Regulations 1974
New Zealand Legislation: Food (Safety) Regulations 2002
New Zealand Legislation: Food (Fees and Charges) Regulations 1997
Dietary Supplement Regulations 1985

Notices

Guidance

Forms

Food Standards Code


New Zealand (Australia New Zealand
Food Standards Code) Food Standards
2002

Australian only Standard 4.2.5 : Primary Processing


Standard for Eggs and Egg Products (Guidance)

Food Standards Code

Food Standards Code Guidance

Chapter 1 General Food Standards

Overview of Food Labelling

Part 1.1 Preliminary

Legibility Requirements for Food Labels

Part 1.1A Transitional Standards

Warning and Advisory Declarations

Part 1.2 Labelling and other Information


Requirements

Ingredient Labelling

Part 1.3 Substances Added To Food


Part 1.4 Contaminants and Residues
Part 1.5 Foods Requiring Pre-market
Clearance
Part 1.6 Microbiological and Processing
Requirements

Date Marking
Nutrition Information Labelling
Percentage Labelling
Microbiological Limits for Foods
Methods of Analysis for Foods
Generally Expected Levels for Metal Contaminants

Chapter 2 Food Product Standards


Part 2.2 Meat, Eggs and Fish
Standard 2.2.2 Egg and Egg

Food Labelling Requirements for Eggs and Egg


Products
Labelling and selling eggs in their shells (shell eggs)
MAF Food Labelling Guide

Other
New Zealand Food (Supplemented
Food) Standard 2010 (Being updated)
New Zealand (Maximum Residue Limits
of Agricultural Compounds) Food
Standards 2012

New Zealand Supplemented Foods Standard User


guide

Microbiological Reference Criteria for Food


MPI: How to Determine the Shelf-life and Date
Marking of Food (Add link when finalised)
A Guide to Calculating the Shelf Life of Foods

Food Safety Programmes


Exemption from the Food Hygiene
Regulations 1974

Developing your FSP - General


An introduction to food safety programmes: managing
food safety is your business
An Introduction to HACCP
What does a food safety programme look like? Food
Safety information for New Zealand businesses
High Level Comparison of Risk Management
Programme (RMP) vs Food Safety Plan (FSP)
Requirements
Checklist for assessors of Food Safety Programmes

FA1 - Food Safety Programme


Registration
FA2 - FSP auditor form
Form 15.1: Recall hazard/risk analysis
worksheet
Application for an exemption from
the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 &
approval of a Food Safety
Programme

Documents Good Operating Practice


Allergen management
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Building, Facilities and Equipment


Chemical Control
Cleaning and Sanitation
Complaints, Non-conforming Product and Recalls
Identification and Traceability
Incoming Materials
Personal Hygiene and Behaviour
Pest Control
Process Control
Product Information (Labelling and Composition)
Repairs and Maintenance
Storage and Transport
Training, Education and Competency
Waste Management
Water - Council / Network Supply
Water- Roof Water Supply
Water- Surface Water
Water: Ground Water
Guides , Codes of Practice, Templates, Plans
Cold and dry stores - Code of practice
Food control plan: Food service and catering
Further processing - Code of practice
Egg Producers Federation of New Zealand Inc: Code Of
Practice
Guidance for the Control of Listeria monocytogenes in
ready-to-eat foods
Part 1: Listeria Management and Glossary
Part 2: Good Operating Practices
Part 3: Microbiological testing for verification of the
control of Listeria monocytogenes
FSP Auditors
Criteria for Approval of Food Safety Programme
Auditors
Criteria for approval of Food Safety Programme
auditors of canneries
FSP Auditor categories and descriptors
Registering an FSP
Approval of a Food Safety Programme Applying for an
exemption from the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974
(revised edition)
Operating your FSP
Recall Guidance Material

Imported Food sector page link


Food (Importer General Requirements)
Standard 2008
Food (Importer Listing) Standard 2008
Food (Prescribed Foods) Standard 2007
and amendment 2009

Importer alerts
Guide to importing food
Food Importer Standards
Import clearance procedure
Importing specific foods
Importing from specific countries
Monitoring imported foods.
Fees & charges
IFRs & advisories (Prescribed foods)

Single Use Permit for Prescribed


Foods (foods of regulatory interest) Application Form
NZFSA Multiple Release Permit
application form
Customs Form 224 (Client
Registration Application) New
Zealand Customs Credit Facility Application Form
Credit Facility - Application Form

Tariff codes

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Animal Products Act 1999: PART 2 RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES


All regulations, notices, guidance and forms listed here must be read in conjunction with the Act itself.

Regulations
Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007
Animal Products Regulations 2000
Animal Products (Exemptions and Inclusions) Order 2000

Notices
Animal Products (Risk
Management Programme
Specifications) Notice 2008
Animal Products
Requirements for Risk
Management Programme
Outlines) Notice 2008

Guidance

COP & RMP Templates

RMP Manual

RMP template for eggs

Standardisation of Hazard
Analysis and Critical Control
Point (HACCP)

Cold and dry stores - Code of


practice

Information for Egg Producers

RMP template: Processing


Premises - Transport Supporting
System
Refer to Part 4: Animal Product
Standards and Specifications for
guidance on Good Operating
Practice

Animal products
(Requirement for recognised
agencies to notify of
termination of contract)
notice 2008
Animal Products (Transport of
Export Animal Products and
Handling at Point of Export)
Notice 2009

Forms
AP4 - RMP registration
form
AP5 - Registration of RMP
under new operator
AP49 - Processing
categories tables
AP50 - Update to RMP
details notification form
AP55 - Registration of
RMP under special
circumstances
AP6 - Registration of
amendment to RMP
AP60 - Change of
recognised agency for
verification purposes

Waivers

Policy

Waiver of the Requirement to


Provide a Copy of an
Independent Evaluation
Report - for RMPs fully based
on an approved template,
model or code of practice

Animal Products Act 1999


Statement of Policy: Operator
Responsibilities during
Registration of a Risk
Management Programme
Pre-Registration Assessment of
Risk Management Programme
Documentation Statement of
Policy: Animal Products (Risk
Management Programme
Specifications) Notice 2003
Independent evaluation and
verification of risk
management programmes
Approval Of Templates,
Models, Codes Of Practice Statement Of Policy
Verification 2005 Statement of
Policy

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Animal Products Act 1999: PART 3 REGULATED CONTROL SCHEMES


All regulations, notices, guidance and forms listed here must be read in conjunction with the Act itself.

Regulations
Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007
Animal Products (Exemptions and Inclusions) Order 2000

Notices

Guidance

Forms

Transport of Animal Products


Animal Products (Transport of Export
Animal Products and Handling at Point of
Export) Notice 2009
Animal Products (Regulated Control
Scheme Transport of Animal Products
and Animal Material for Export with an
Official Assurance) Notice 2009

RCS Template - Transport of Animal Material


and Product
RCS Template - Handling of Animal Material
and Product at Wharves

AP10 - Wharf operator form


AP16 - Registration of Transport
Service Operator/Vehicle Docking
Facility Operator

Animal Products (Regulated Control


Scheme Transport of Animal Products
and Animal Material for Export with an
Official Assurance) Amendment Notice
2009
Animal Products (Regulated Control
Scheme - Handling of Animal Products and
Animal Material at Wharves) Notice 2010

Monitoring, Surveillance and Substance Control.

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Animal Products Act 1999: PART 4 ANIMAL PRODUCT STANDARDS AND


SPECIFICATIONS
All regulations, notices, guidance and forms listed here must be read in conjunction with the Act itself.

Regulations
Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007
Animal Products Regulations 2000
Food (Safety) Regulations 2002
Animal Products (Exemptions and Inclusions) Order 2000

Notices

Guidance

Forms

Animal Product Processing


Animal Products (Definition of
Primary Processor) Notice 2000
Animal Products (Specifications
For Products Intended For Human
Consumption) Notice 2004
(Consolidated version)
Animal Products (Specifications for
Products Intended for Animal
Consumption) Notices
(Consolidated version)

Further processing - Code of practice


Approved Maintenance Compounds (Non-Dairy)
Manual

Application Form: Approval or Reapproval of Maintenance


Compound (Non-Dairy

Guidance for the Control of Listeria monocytogenes


in ready-to-eat foods
Part 1: Listeria Management and Glossary
Part 2: Good Operating Practices
Part 3: Microbiological testing for verification of the
control of Listeria monocytogenes

Approved Maintenance
Compounds, Animal Products
(Specifications for Products
Intended for Animal Consumption)
Notice 2006
Industry Guidance
Egg Producers Federation of New Zealand Inc: Code
Of Practice

Monitoring, Surveillance and Substance Control


Animal Products (Contaminant
Specifications) Notice 2008

Laboratory Approval Scheme


Tests that individual laboratories are approved to
perform LAS schedule of official tests and their
numerical references

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Animal Products Act 1999: PART 5 EXPORT OF ANIMAL MATERIAL AND


PRODUCTS
All regulations, notices, guidance and forms listed here must be read in conjunction with the Act itself.

Regulations
Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007
Refund or waiver of E-cert charges: Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007
Animal Products (Exemptions and Inclusions) Order 2000

Notices

Guidance

Forms

General Export Requirements


Animal Products (Official Assurances
Specifications) Notice 2013

Official Assurances Programme

AP1-Exporter Registration Form


AP20-Animal Products Country
Listing Form
Export Non Conformance Report
Non Dairy

Free Sales Certificates


Free Sale Advice Statement Application Form
MP09 Application for a Free
Sale Certificate
Manufacturer's Declaration to
Support Free Sale Certification
MP10 Certification Unit New
Client Registration Application
Form

E-cert
Animal Products (Electronic Certification
System Costs Specifications) Notice 2011 effective 1 September 2011

Animal Products E-cert Help Files


E-cert Company Co-ordinator Instruction
Manual and Business Procedures

EC01 - Access to Animal


Products E-cert
AP26 - Register a Company Coordinator for E-cert
Animal Products E-cert Direct
Debit - Authorisation Form
Animal Products E-cert
Organisation to be Billed Application Form
Animal Products Paper Eligibility
Document / Declaration

Export Requirements for Branding, Marking and Security Devices


Animal Products (Export Requirements for
Branding, Marking and Security Devices)
Notice 2012

Manual 15: Approvals brands Inspection


Legend material Container Seals
Animal Products - Official Devices Programme:
Interim Requirements, and Guidance for
Operator Seal use
Animal Products - Official Devices: NZFSA
Container Seals
Approval Notice Amending Carton Seals and
Intervention Seals

Transport of products requiring an official assurance (Refer PART 3: Regulated Control Schemes)

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Export Verification
Animal Products (Export Verification
Requirements) Notice 2011

Animal Products Export Verification


Programme

Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARS) Specific country Requirements including country specific
notifications, FYIs and other information
Link to OMARS
Market Access Prioritisation Process
Country Listings
Country listings - animal products (non-dairy)
AP20-Animal Products Country Listing Form

Overseas Market Access Requirements for your information (FYI) documents Animal Products
For your information (FYI) documents Animal
Products
Generic - Also refer to specific country OMARs

F3/03 Label Claims


F3-04 Wooden Packaging Material Used in the
Export of any Products from New Zealand

Overseas Market Access Requirement Notifications


OMAR Notifications
Generic - Also refer to specific country OMARs
08/009 Laboratory Approval
08/036 Imported Animal Product Inspection
Requirements
01/172 Import of Foreign Animal Material and
Animal Products and Return To New Zealand
of New Zealand Animal Material and Animal
Products For Domestic Use or Export. (Note:
clauses 4 and 5 amended by 08/036)
04/077 Market Access Listing Applications
03/104 Eggs and Egg Products - Cost Recovery
for Market Access Work
00/090 Labelling of Animal Materials and
Animal Products

Day-old Chicks and Hatching Eggs


Animal Products (Export Verification
Requirements) Notice 2011

Live Animal and Germplasm Export Verification


Programme

Application Form AP8:


Recognised Agency

Animal Products (Recognised Agencies and


Persons Specifications) Notice 2011

Official Assurance Programme: Requirements


for Export of Live Animals and Germplasm

Application Form AP7:


Recognised Person

Animal Products (Export Approved Premises)


Notice 2011

Code of Practice: General Live Animal Export

Application Form AP41: Export


Approved Premises Listing

Animal Products (Official Assurances


Specification) Notice 2013
Animal Products (Recognised Laboratories and
Persons Specifications for Conducting Testing
of Live Animals and Germplasm for Export)
Notice 2010

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Definitions
Export Requirement and Certificate Search
Export Laboratory Programme: Requirements
for Laboratories Conducting the Testing of Live
Animals and Germplasm for Export (ELP

Application Form 5: Approval for


Access to Export Certificate
Templates
ELP Recognised Laboratories List
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Animal Products Act 1999: PART 8 RECOGNISED AGENCIES AND PERSONS


All regulations, notices, guidance and forms listed here must be read in conjunction with the Act itself.

Regulations
Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007
Animal Products Regulations 2000
Animal Products (Exemptions and Inclusions) Order 2000

Notices
Animal Products (Recognised
Agencies and Persons
Specifications) Notice 2011

Guidance
Laboratory Approval Scheme

AP7 - Recognised Person form

Evaluators' manual for risk management


programmes

AP8 - Recognised Agency form

Accredited Evaluator Interim Application Pack


Animal products (Requirement for
recognised agencies to notify of
termination of contract) notice
2008

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Forms

Recognised agency policies

AP60 - Change of recognised agency for


verification purposes
PAL1 - Recognised Pesticide Analytical
Laboratory

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OTHER INFORMATION: FORMS RELATED TO:


Food Safety Programmes, Manufacturing, RCS and RMPs
FA1 - Food Safety Programme Registration
AP4 - RMP registration form
AP5 - Registration of RMP under new operator
AP49 - Processing categories tables
AP50 - Update to RMP details notification form
AP55 - Registration of RMP under special circumstances
AP6 - Registration of amendment to RMP
AP60 - Change of recognised agency for verification purposes
AP10 - Wharf operator form
AP16 - Registration of Transport Service Operator/Vehicle Docking Facility Operator
Application Form: Approval or Re-approval of Maintenance Compound (Non-Dairy)
Application for an exemption from the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 & approval of a Food Safety Programme
Export
AP1-Exporter Registration Form
OP1 - Organic exporter registration
Market Access Prioritisation Process
AP41 - Export Approved Premises Listing
AP20-Animal Products Country Listing Form
Export Non Conformance Report Non Dairy
EC01 - Access to Animal Products E-cert
AP26 - Register a Company Co-ordinator for E-cert
Animal Products E-cert Direct Debit - Authorisation Form
Animal Products E-cert Organisation to be Billed - Application Form
Animal Products Paper Eligibility Document / Declaration
Free Sale Advice Statement -Application Form
MP09 Application for a Free Sale Certificate
MP10 Certification Unit New Client Registration Application Form
Manufacturer's Declaration to Support Free Sale Certification
Import
Single Use Permit for Prescribed Foods (foods of regulatory interest) - Application Form
NZFSA Multiple Release Permit application form
Customs Form 224 (Client Registration Application) New Zealand Customs Credit Facility - Application Form
Credit Facility - Application Form

Recognised Agencies Including Laboratories


FA2 - FSP auditor form
AP7 - Recognised Person form
AP8 - Recognised Agency form
AP60 - Change of recognised agency for verification purposes
PAL1 - Recognised Pesticide Analytical Laboratory

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OTHER INFORMATION: REGISTERS AND LISTS RELATED TO:


Food Safety Programmes, Manufacturing and RMPs
Approved Food Businesses
Approved Maintenance Compounds non dairy
Auditor register, Food Safety Programmes
Consultants - Food safety programme
Consultants - Risk management programme
Food safety programmes (FSPs)
Risk management programmes animal products (non-dairy)
List of laboratories for testing imported food
Industry associations
Hazard database

Export
Animal Product Export Certificates
Exporters register non- dairy
Organic exporters
Authorised persons designated to sign MPI organic animal product export certificates
Veterinary authorised/ authorised persons designated to sign MPI meat export certificates
Veterinary authorised/authorised persons designated to sign MPI live animal exports & germplasm certificates
Country listings animal products (non-dairy)
Export Approved Premises
MPI devices register

Recognised Agencies including laboratories and persons


Recognised verification agencies animal products excluding dairy
Verifiers animal products
Evaluators animal products
Organics third party agency register
LAS - Approved laboratories list
LAS Associate trainers
LAS Certified trainers
LAS Laboratory Scope list
LAS Laboratory signatories recognised persons list

Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines


ACVM register veterinary medicines, agricultural chemicals and vertebrate toxic agents
Manufacturers of veterinary medicines and vertebrate toxic agents
Consultants - veterinary medicines and agricultural chemicals
Substances Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS)

Regulated Control Schemes


Regulated control scheme (RCS) - transport operators
Wharf Registrations

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OTHER INFORMATION: SCIENCE & RISK:


Hazard risk management strategies
MPI Salmonella strategy
MPI Listeria strategy

Hazard Data Sheets


Pathogen data sheets
Chemical information sheets.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) hazard information
MPI hazard database

Food Science Project Reports


Novel technologies projects find reports from projects on novel technologies such as genetically modified foods, foods from
cloned animals and nanotechnology.
Labeling projects find reports about food labeling and its effectiveness in informing consumers.
Food composition projects find reports about projects on natural toxins, allergens, contaminants, nutrients such as sodium,
folic acid, iodine and Vitamin D, and relating to the food residue surveillance programme (FRSP).
Biological hazard projects find reports from research into microbial hazards that are the predominant causes of foodborne
illness.
Production, processing & handling projects find reports from projects which concern the evaluation of meat hygiene, the safety
of dairy, UCFM and produce products, domestic food handling, innovative processes and procedures, antimicrobial resistance and
laboratory systems including the National Typing Database.

Codex Documents
Codex MPI
Codex Alimentarius External Website

Risk Assessments
Risk ranking
Risk profiles
Quantitative & qualitative risk assessments

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OTHER INFORMATION: ORGANICS


Organics - sector page link
Organic food MPI Food Safety policy statement
Selling organic products in New Zealand
Exporting organic products
Importing organic products
Industry organisations & certifiers
NZS 8410:2003: Organic Production - Standards NZ

Organics Certification
Official Organic Assurance Programme (OOAP)

2013 MPI OOAP export certificate request / consignment


registration
OP1 - Organic exporter registration

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