Navigating food import processes in East Asia

07 June 2017

Tony Robinson / Programme Leader NZTE / Auckland

NZTE has released a new report on food import processes in East Asia, designed to help New Zealand food and beverage exporters understand local rules and regulations and get their products into market. 

East Asia has a combined population of 740 million people and a growing middle class, meaning big opportunities for New Zealand food and beverage exporters. However, food import regulations vary from country to country - making it impossible to apply a one-size-fits-all approach.

Food Import Processes in East Asia is designed to help New Zealand exporters understand regulatory differences across East Asia, work out where barriers may exist, and navigate local import processes to get their products into individual markets more easily.

The report includes a regional overview and comparison of food import processes across East Asia, followed by country-by-country breakdowns for Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam and the Philippines. 

It also includes key contacts by country for further help with import processes, including selected government agencies and regulatory consultants.

View and download the report.