An export permit is required from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for any export of chemicals which could be used as chemical weapons or chemical weapons precursors.
The Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1996 and the Customs and Excise Act 1996 prohibit the export of chemical weapons precursor chemicals and toxic chemicals, unless permission has been granted in writing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The most toxic and tightly controlled chemicals, primarily consisting of military chemical warfare nerve, blister, choking or blood agents, including sarin and its near relations.
Dual-use chemicals, more commonly used and traded for routine commercial purposes in New Zealand. All Schedule 2A chemicals are controlled. A Schedule 2B chemical is controlled if:
Dual-use chemicals, more commonly used and traded for routine commercial purposes in New Zealand. A Schedule 3A or 3B chemical is controlled if:
For additional chemicals (other than those listed on the CWC Schedules above) and controlled thresholds for these chemicals, refer to the full New Zealand Strategic Goods List 2013 (PDF 2.4MB)top of page
Yes. Chemicals which may be intended for use relating to:
These are known as end-use or catch all controls.
Exporters have a statutory obligation to inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade if they are aware that an export is intended for or may have any of the above end-uses. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will advise you whether the export is subject to end-use controls.
If you are advised that the chemical is controlled and you wish to proceed with the export you will need to apply for an export permit.
“CAS” - represents the identification number given to chemicals by the Chemical Abstracts Service in relation to a chemical compound. It is the registry number assigned to that compound by the Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, and is published by that service in the journal “Chemical Abstracts”.