New Zealand standards
Standards New Zealand is the national standards body for New Zealand.
It is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and works under the supervision of the NZ Standards Executive, an independent statutory role held by a ministry employee under the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015.
A New Zealand standard (NZS) is a consensus-based document developed by a balanced expert committee, taking into account input received through public comment. The resulting document represents as far as reasonably practical the consensus view of all those directly or indirectly affected by the content.
Because of the high degree of consensus, standards are generally widely applied and have high status.
Standards may be in the form of specifications, codes of practice, adoptions of standards from other countries, glossaries, bylaws, or test methods.
One of the most significant standards applicable to the avocado industry is the NZS 8409: 2021 Management of agrichemicals. Please download below.