If your company imports sea or air containers, MPI requires you to have an Accredited Person (AP) available when containers are opened and unpacked. APs play a vital role in keeping New Zealand free of pests by knowing how to deal with biosecurity issues should and when they arise. Having your own accredited staff will help avoid delays or additional charges when clearing goods.
There are two types of Training delivery options for the AP this will depend on the type of freight your company receives. If your company receives mainly Sea Freight your AP will need to attend the SEA & Air Container Training. If your company receives mainly Air Freight, then your AP should attend the AIR & Sea Container Training.
SPS Biosecurity provides approved training, refresher training and backup support for your staff. Our half-day training format is dynamic and interactive.
The person who attends this course must have a basic understanding of both written and spoken English. Also, for them to apply to MPI for approval as an AP they must have a current working visa if they are not a New Zealand citizen or resident.