Analytica Laboratories is approved by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to receive overseas samples as a Transitional Facility under the Biosecurity Act 1993. The following procedure should be used when sending samples to Analytica, to minimise any risk of samples being delayed at the New Zealand border, or prevented from entering New Zealand.
Samples should be clearly labelled and firmly sealed. It is recommended that samples are double-bagged to prevent leakage. For example, seal a group of sample containers in a plastic bag, and then seal that plastic bag inside a second plastic bag.
The appropriate import permit should be attached to the outside of the package for MPI (see below):