National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012

Reprint as at 1 December 2020

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012

Public Act
2012 No 2
Date of assent
20 February 2012
see section 2

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.


3ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
5Meaning of NAIT location
6Act binds the Crown
7NAIT Limited or other entity to act as NAIT organisation for specified period
8Process for designating NAIT organisation
9Minister may appoint 1 or more persons to perform functions or duties, or exercise powers, of NAIT organisation
9AMinister may appoint person to attend meetings of board
9BMinister may notify Government priorities and expectations
10Functions, duties, and powers of NAIT organisation
10AAdditional reporting obligations
11Board or governing body of NAIT organisation may delegate functions, duties, and powers
12Minister may issue, amend, or revoke policies and standards
13NAIT organisation must provide Minister with requested information
14NAIT organisation may issue, amend, or revoke NAIT animal identification standards
15NAIT organisation to approve identification systems
16NAIT organisation may suspend or revoke approval of NAIT identification system
17NAIT organisation may review NAIT identification systems
18Functions and duties of information providers
19NAIT organisation may issue, amend, or revoke accreditation standards
20NAIT organisation may accredit entities as information providers and entities dealing with NAIT animals
21NAIT organisation may suspend or revoke accreditation of information providers or entities dealing with NAIT animals
22NAIT organisation must keep register of information providers and accredited entities dealing with NAIT animals
23NAIT organisation to assess performance of information providers and accredited entities dealing with NAIT animals
23ANAIT organisation must provide copy of core data at Minister’s request
24Key obligations
25Application of obligations
26Obligation to register as PICA
27Registration process
28Registration in respect of saleyard or meat processing facility
29Obligation to register NAIT location
30Obligation to identify and register NAIT animals
31Obligation to declare movement of NAIT animals
31AObligation on person who moves NAIT animals
32Obligation to declare death, loss, or export
32AObligation to declare certain livestock that are not NAIT animals
33Obligations relating to provision of information
34When reporting time frames may be extended
35Obligation on manufacturers of animal identification devices
36Obligation on other identification system administrators
37Regulations exempting compliance with obligations
38Definitions for this Part
39Establishment and management
40Purposes of holding core data
41Non-core data held by agreement
42Rules on holding and accessing data
43Method of making applications
44Handling of applications
45Determinations by administrator
46Determinations by administrator or panel
47Method of, and conditions on, access
48Notification of determinations
48AAuthorised Ministry officers may access core data
49Publication of statistics
50Complaints procedure
51Relationship with other laws
52Appointment of NAIT officers and NAIT authorised persons
53Authorisation of officers
54Functions and powers of NAIT officers and NAIT authorised persons
55Compliance and enforcement provisions
57Costs must be recovered
61Regulations may impose fees or charges
62Regulations may impose levies
63NAIT organisation to account for levy
64Levy regulations are confirmable instruments
65Failure to pay
66Charges for services outside this Act
67Regulations affecting Schedule 1
68Orders are confirmable instruments
69Other regulations
70Incorporation of material by reference
71Previously approved identification systems may continue
72First recovery period
73Pre-commencement consultation
74Repeal of Animal Identification Act 1993
75Amendments to other enactments
76Exemption from Act for local authorities and rangers acting under Impounding Act 1955
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: