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Amendment to Quota Allocation Mechanism (Fee Schedule) Following Review—European Union (EU) Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota, EU High Quality Beef Tariff Rate Quota and United States (US) Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota

The New Zealand Meat Board has reviewed its existing quota allocation mechanisms under the Meat Board Act 2004, being mechanisms for the EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), and US Beef and Veal TRQ (both dated
15 September 2004), and EU High Quality Beef TRQ (dated September 2002), and has agreed that the Fee Schedules in those mechanisms will be amended pursuant to section 27 of the Act.
The Fee Schedules, contained in Appendix three, section 16 of the manuals which set out the mechanisms, will be replaced by the following:
The following Schedule details fees charged for activities within the allocation system, commencing with all application fees for the 2006 Quota Year and from 1 October 2005 for all other charges:
$ (G.S.T. exclusive)
EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat US Beef and Veal EU High Quality Beef
Quota Fees
New Entrant Application Fee 10,500.00 10,500.00 2,500.00
Fixed Participation Fee 10,700.00 9,700.00 1,000.00
Variable Participation Fee (per tonne) 1.15 1.15 1.15
Certificates (per certificate)
Wellington 7.50 7.50 7.50
Brussels – Sea Freight 150.00 - 150.00
Brussels – Air Freight 110.00 - 110.00
Transfers
General Quota 50.00 50.00 50.00
Reserved Quota Allowance 50.00 50.00 50.00
Production History 500.00 500.00 500.00
Certificate Rework (per certificate)
Not Issued 50.00 50.00 50.00
Cancelled 50.00 50.00 50.00
Credit 50.00 50.00 50.00
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.
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.
Notes
For EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat TRQ and US Beef and Veal TRQ:
Applications by New Entrants for Reserved Quota Allowance Allocations, together with the application fee and fixed participation fee payable, are due by 1 September 2005.
Applications for General Quota Allowance Allocations, together with fixed participation fee payable, are due by
15 October 2005.
Variable participation fees for New Entrant and General Quota Holders will be notified by the Board following the annual allocation of TRQ Allowances and are due by 31 December 2005.
The EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat TRQ applies to 226,700 tonnes carcass weight equivalent and the tariff rate for “in quota” imports is zero.
The EU High Quality Beef TRQ applies to 300 tonnes product weight and the tariff rate for “in quota” imports is 20%
ad valorem duty.
The US Beef and Veal TRQ applies to 213,402 tonnes product weight and the tariff rate for “in quota” imports is $US0.044 per kilogram on most beef products.
Manuals containing the amended mechanisms are available from the New Zealand Meat Board, P.O. Box 121, Wellington, or on the New Zealand Meat Board’s web site:
http://www.nzmeatboard.org/main.cfm?id=5
Dated at Wellington this 9th day of August 2005.
A. DOMETAKIS, Board Secretary, New Zealand Meat Board.