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Quota Schedule of Fees-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)

The New Zealand Meat Board has completed its consultation on fees to be charged in relation to its Quota Allocation Systems (in terms of section 36 (3) 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 following fees will be set in relation to the existing allocation systems, which will remain in operation subject to the following changes in the European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat, European Union High Quality Beef and US Beef and Veal Quota Manuals:
Section 13: General Quota Allowance: Procedures
A Administration:
Paragraph 2 (b) "application fee" be replaced by "participation fee"
Section 14: New Entrant Allowances Committee
C Procedure for Applications:
Paragraph 2 (b) is replaced with "be accompanied by an application fee and participation fee set by the board. In the event that an application is unsuccessful, the participation fee will be refunded to the New Entrant."
Section 17 Appendix Three is amended as follows:
$ (G.S.T. exclusive)
Application for Quota Allowance EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat US Beef and Veal EU High Quality Beef
Quota Participation Fee (refunded to unsuccessful New Entrants) 5,700 4,250 500
New Entrant Application Fee 4,500 4,500 1,000
Certificates
Wellington 7.50 7.50 7.50
Brussels - Sea Freight 45 - 45
Brussels - Air Freight 110 - 110
Transfers
General Quota 10 10 10
Reserved Quota Allowance 10 10 10
Production History 500 500 500
Quota Utilisation Reports Nil Nil Nil
Miscellaneous
Courier within EU Actual Actual Actual
Production/Export History Audits Actual Actual Actual
Company Compliance Audits* Actual Actual Actual
*Approval of company procedures and audits of compliance with those procedures are carried out by independent auditors, at the company's expense.
The following charges remain unchanged from the existing September 2002 Manuals
$ (G.S.T. exclusive)
Application for Quota Allowance EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat US Beef and Veal EU High Quality Beef
Certificate - Not issued 10 10 10
Certificate - Cancelled 10 10 10
Certificates - Credit 10 10 10
Miscellaneous
Pre printed set of blank certificates 0.30 0.30 0.30
In the case of certificate cancellation, a fee is paid for the original issuing of the certificate and again for cancellation of the certificate and crediting of the exporter quota balance.
The amended wording and the quota application and participation fees set out above come into effect for the Quota Year commencing 1 January 2005 for European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota and United States Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota.
The amended wording and fees come into effect for the Quota Year commencing 1 July 2005 for European Union High Quality Beef Tariff Rate Quota.
The certificate and transfer fees set out above come into effect as of 1 September 2004 for 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.
Note
For European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota and United States Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota:
Applications by New Entrants for Reserved Quota Allowance Allocations, together with fees payable, are due by
1 September 2004.
Applications and fees from General Quota Holders are due by 15 October 2004.
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 United States Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota has a tariff rate applying to "in quota" imports of $US0.044 per kilogram on most beef products.
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 16th day of August 2004.
A. DOMETAKIS, Board Secretary, New Zealand Meat Board.