Important Notice to Importers
04.01pm 17 March 2022
Extra care required in sourcing facemasks
Importers of respiratory protective equipment (facemasks claiming to be to a particular protective standard, and often referred to N95, KN95, P2 or FFP2) are reminded to exercise due diligence and care in sourcing product. Global demand and disrupted supply chains necessitate importers undertaking additional checks and scrutiny prior to importation to ensure product meets the standards claimed.
This informative guide may assist A Guide to Buying P2, or Equivalent, Respirators for use in the Australian and New Zealand Work Environment (nzohs.org.nz) and Worksafe NZ provides the following advice for businesses Health and safety duties for businesses that import and supply PPE | WorkSafe
Goods marked or packaged falsely claiming a standard are absolutely prohibited imports, and further cannot be supplied in New Zealand.