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The HSNO Act 1996 dictates that substances containing a new organism or genetically modified organism, not present in NZ prior to July 1998, must be approved for importation by the EPA. This will include many new vaccines employing genetic engineering of live, attenuated organisms.

The attached document prepared by Prof Richard Stubbs (current Past President of NZACRes) provides advice and guidance on how to ensure a smooth application process.

Application process to EPA_RStubbs