The New Zealand Meat Board has reviewed its existing quota management fee structure for the 2007 Quota Year, under the Meat Board Act 2004, for the EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), and US Beef and Veal TRQ (both dated 9 August 2005) and has agreed that the Fixed Participation Fee Schedules 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:
$ GST excluded
Quota Fees EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat US Beef and Veal
Fixed Participation Fee 2,000.00 1,000.00
Variable Participation Fee (per tonne) 1.15 1.15
For EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat TRQ and US Beef and Veal TRQ:
Applications for General Quota Allowance Allocations, together with fixed participation fee are due by 15 October 2006.
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 2006.
The EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat TRQ applies to 227,854 tonnes carcass weight equivalent and the tariff rate for “in quota” imports is zero.
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 are available on the web site:
Dated at Wellington this 9th day of October 2006.
A. DOMETAKIS, Board Secretary, New Zealand Meat Board.