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Quota Allocation Systems Administration Changes

The New Zealand Meat Board has completed its consultation on administration changes for its existing Quota Allocation Systems (in terms of sections 26 and 27(2) of the Meat Board Act 2004) being European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota, European Union High Quality Beef Tariff Rate Quota and United States Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota.
The board has agreed that the existing allocation systems will remain in operation subject to the following changes:
European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota (226,700 tonnes carcass weight equivalent), European Union High Quality Beef Tariff Rate Quota (300 tonnes product weight) and United States Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota (213,402 tonnes product weight)
1. Redundant Provisions (EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat, and US Beef and Veal only)
Production Weight Calculation Section 9B
This refers to production seasons up to 2000, which is no longer part of production history calculations. This reference is therefore removed.
Transitional Provisions Section 15 Page 1
This refers to production seasons up to 2000, which is no longer part of production history calculations. This reference is therefore removed.
2. Changes to European Union Import Regulations (First Come First Served) (European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Quota Allowance Allocation Mechanism Only)
From 1 May 2004, the European Union removed the requirement for import licensing and replaced the Document of Origin with a Certificate of Origin.
All reference to Documents of Origin is therefore removed and replaced with reference to Certificates of Origin.
3. New European Union States (Appendix 6 Page 1 European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat and a new Appendix 8 in the European Union High Quality Beef Quota Allowance Allocation Mechanisms)
On 1 May 2004, 10 new states joined the European Union and shipments to those states will require Certificates of Origin if sheepmeat, goatmeat or high quality beef is to be entered within quota. The appendices are updated to provide for up-to-date lists of countries requiring Certificates of Origin.
4. General Quota Applications-Requirements to Produce Production History Figures
The current application form for General Quota Applications requires applicants to provide the volume of qualifying product produced in the last three production seasons. As this information is held and audited by Meat New Zealand, this requirement is an unnecessary duplication of information and removed. The remainder of the application will still be required.
5. New Entrants-Information Requirements (Application by a New Entrant for Reserved Quota Allowance)
Forms 7 and 8 in the US Beef and Veal and EU High Quality Beef manuals and Forms 8 and 9 in the EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat manual (Application by a New Entrant or New Entrant Consortium for Reserved Quota Allowance) in the existing Quota Manuals are now replaced with a new Form 7 Application for Reserved Quota Allowance for US Beef and Veal and EU High Quality Beef. A new Form 8 Application for Reserved Quota Allowance replaces the existing Forms 8 and 9 in the EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat manual for EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat.
In relation to the European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat and High Quality Beef Tariff Rate Quotas, the tariff rate applying to "in quota" imports is zero. The US Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota has a tariff rate applying to "in quota" imports of $US0.044 per kilogram on most beef products.
All amendments come into effect as at 1 September 2004.
The manuals are currently being updated on the web site http://www.nzmeatboard.org/wdbctx/corporate/exporting.home and hard copies are available from the board.
Dated at Wellington this 4th day of August 2004.
A. DOMETAKIS, Board Secretary, New Zealand Meat Board.