Update to MPI Biosecurity System Entry Levy

MPI is increasing the Biosecurity System Entry Levy on 1 July 2019.


Levy rates are increasing to $26.45 including GST for imports which attract the IETF and $20.56 for imports which attract the ICTF.

The levy is paid to MPI and funds the costs of managing biosecurity risks from imported goods.

The new rates will provide additional:

  • resources to inspect cargo at transitional facilities
  • resources to clear cargo in Auckland
  • scanning equipment at border facilities.

This increase, combined with the Import Entry Transaction Fee of $29.26, brings the total entry fees payable to $55.71.

The total fees for Inward Cargo Reports from 1 July will be:

  • Air: $51.22 (ICTF of $30.66 and BSEL of $20.56)
  • Sea: $380.38 (ICTF of $359.82 and BSEL of $20.56)