Prohibiting imports and exports of asbestos-containing products

Date:  03 October 2016

On 1 October 2016, the Imports and Exports (Asbestos-containing Products) Prohibition Order 2016 will come into force. View a copy of the Order.

The Order makes it illegal to import any asbestos-containing product into New Zealand unless it is authorised by an import permit issued by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The EPA will only issue permits in a limited range of circumstances, where specific conditions can be met.  View further details on applying for a permit.