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European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat (226,700 tonnes), and United States Beef and

Veal (213,402 tonnes) Reserved Quota Allowance Applications for the 2006 Quota Year
In accordance with the provisions of the Meat Board Act 2004, the Quota Allowance Allocation System in Respect of European Union (EU) Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota and the Quota Allowance Allocation System in Respect of United States (US) Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota, up to 2% of each of the total annual tariff quotas available to New Zealand is set aside as Reserved Quota Allowance (RQA) for possible allocation to New Entrants.
The closing date for applications from New Entrants (including Year 2 and Year 3 New Entrants) for RQA for the 2006 Quota Year for both tariff quotas is 1 September 2005.
Applications must be made in writing on Form 7 (US Beef and Veal) or Form 8 (EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat), Section 17 of the respective Quota Manuals.
Printable copies of the appropriate application forms are available from New Zealand Meat Board’s web site at:
http://www.nzmeatboard.org
or by contacting the board direct.
Applications for RQA for the 2006 Quota Year must be completed using the amended forms.
Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as late and will be considered only at the discretion of the board.
Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for completion and therefore risk being received after the closing date.
Applicants must provide:
? New Zealand Meat Board Export Registration Number;
? a business plan as outlined in the respective quota manuals.
? a non-refundable New Entrant Application Fee of $10,500.00 + G.S.T. for each quota applied for.
? a Fixed Participation Fee (refundable if the application is not successful) of:
$10,700.00 + G.S.T. (EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat)
$9,700.00+ G.S.T. (US Beef and Veal).
New Entrant applicants for EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat or US Beef and Veal RQA are advised that any New Entrant that has not produced qualifying product by the end of March in the applicable production season shall have any conditional RQA held by that applicant revert to the board for reallocation in accordance with the provisions of the respective Quota Allowance Allocation Systems.
In relation to the EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota, 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.
The manuals are available on the web site:
http://www.nzmeatboard.org
and copies are available from the board.
Please direct any inquiries by telephone to Mary Malone
on (04) 474 0838 or Enrique Gonzalez-Macuer on (04) 494 9508.
Dated at Wellington this 16th day of August 2005.
A. DOMETAKIS, Board Secretary, New Zealand Meat Board.
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