In accordance with the Quota Allowance Allocation System in Respect of European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota and Quota Allowance Allocation System in Respect of United States Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota, up to 3% of each of the total quotas available to
New Zealand is set aside as Reserved Quota Allowance for possible allocation to New Entrants.
The closing date for applications from New Entrants (including Year 2 and Year 3 New Entrants) for Reserved Quota Allowance for the 2002 Quota Year for both quotas is
1 September 2001.
Applications must be made in writing on Form 8 or 9, Appendix Three of the Quota Manual.
Printable copies of the appropriate application forms are available from Meat New Zealand's web site at http://www.meatnz.co.nz/wdbctx/corporate/exporting.home
The applicant must provide:
? an application fee of $2,500.00 for each quota (non refundable);
? Meat New Zealand export licence number;
? evidence of procurement details with accompanying letter;
? evidence of ability to process at an E.U. or U.S.D.A. (as appropriate) listed plant or ability to toll process with an accompanying letter(s);
? evidence of marketing arrangements with accompanying letter(s).
Applicants for European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat or United States Beef and Veal quota are advised that any New Entrant that has not produced any qualifying product by the end of March in the appropriate production season shall have any conditional Reserved Quota Allowance held for that applicant reallocated to those companies in a position to make use of it, provided that no company shall receive an allowance greater than their original estimate.
Please direct any inquiries to Mary Malone on telephone (04) 474 0838 or Ben O'Brien on telephone (04) 474 0839.
Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of August 2001.
A. DOMETAKIS, Board Secretary, New Zealand Meat Board.