Psychoactive Substances: Code of Manufacturing Practice

Published online: 
16 January 2014
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This publication was updated November 2014.


The Code of Manufacturing Practice (the Code) came into effect on 17 January 2014. The Code focuses on making sure all psychoactive products on the market in New Zealand are made to a consistently high standard in clean, controlled environments, and details the quality control requirements for psychoactive substances and products.

The Code is based on New Zealand’s approach to regulating pharmaceuticals and takes into account international best practice in chemical manufacturing. It is a technical document, reflecting industry systems and standards, applies to manufacturers of psychoactive substances and products.  The Code outlines the processes and information that must be submitted to the Authority for assessment.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    16 January 2014
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  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2014. Psychoactive Substances: Code of Manufacturing Practice. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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