Wet signatures

Wet signatures

A wet signature is one that is signed in ink.  The majority of countries that New Zealand deals with will accept signatures that are applied electronically at the time of printing.

France, Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates will not currently accept electronic signatures and certificates  to those countries will need to be signed by a MPI staff member.

A wet signature signed certificate can be accessed by either

  • presenting a completed certificate to MPI, or
  • the exporter or IVA can order a signed certificate from plantexports @mpi,govt.nz . Certificates order electronically are signed and couriered on the day of ordering during the working week .

MPI continues to work with these countries to persuade them to accept electronic signatures.