New Zealand's High Court has issued its decision in favor of the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries to its Import Health Standard (IHS) for pig meat, products and by-products from countries with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), including the United States.

The IHS would allow the importation of consumer-ready cuts of uncooked pork less than three kilograms (6.6 lb.).  It is expected the New Zealand pork industry will appeal the decision by the June 1 deadline.