Help for exporters - Environmental management and labelling Standards provide credibility

Exporting to environmentally sensitive markets requires that products comply with credible Standards as evidence that they truly meet stated environmental claims. Standards for environmental management and labelling are especially useful for exporters – they provide validation to consumers in export markets while providing confidence for importers to actively promote products to their customers.

Standards New Zealand can provide quick access to the AS/NZS ISO 14000 series covering environmental management, including increasingly important environmental labelling Standards, and to quality management systems Standards.

Standards New Zealand also offers additional support to help exporters tackle challenging overseas markets:

Technical barriers to trade (TBT) service

Standards New Zealand monitors possible regulatory changes in your export markets, helping raise awareness of changes in the technical regulation environment so you can be better prepared. We manage this free service on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A call or email to Standards New Zealand is all it takes.

To find out more, to obtain a copy of TBT documents, or to subscribe to our email service for regular advice about TBT notifications, email

Standards for international markets

Standards New Zealand can supply Standards from most overseas Standards bodies. You can save time and money by talking to us first!

Standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are available electronically, on the Standards New Zealand website Hard copies of Standards published by ISO, IEC, and the British Standards Institution (BSI), can also be ordered on our website.

Most overseas Standards are available – simply contact us by email (, phone (0800 782 632), fax (04 498 5994), or mail (Private Bag 2439, Wellington 6140). We provide a prompt service and can help with the research into which Standards you need.

Standards New Zealand members receive a 20% discount. For information on becoming a Standards New Zealand member call us now on 0800 735 656. You can also purchase an electronic copy and save an additional 10%.

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