The import health standard system for animals has been rarely used in controlling bio-safety in gateway of a country in the world，which has been also in blank in China. Actually，the standard was fully formulated first in New Zealand. In this paper，the scientific management，key contents and main characteristics of the import health standard system in New Zealand were studied，especially its key contents that consisted of import permit，eligibility and safety requirements on animals，pre-export quarantine，inspection and quarantine at entry port and biosecurity clearance，veterinary certificates and other documents accompanying animals. It was found that the standard was with many advantages，including enforceablility，legality and authority，systematization，maneuverability timeliness，and accessibility，etc. As compared with the characteristics of supervision and quarantine towards imported animals and relevant questions in China，it was innovatively suggested that the import health standard system should be formulated in China with reference to that in New Zealand，and its legal status should be defined. In addition，the preparation principles，structure，general framework，key contents and main measures in china's system were stated so as to contribute to the construction of the import health standard system with Chinese characteristics.