The New Zealand Meat Board ("the Board") has reviewed its existing quota management fee structure for the EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat TRQ, EU High Quality Beef TRQ and US Beef and Veal TRQ and has determined that certification fees and participation fees payable in respect of these quotas be amended pursuant to section 36 of the Meat Board Act 2004.
The amended participation fees apply from 8 December 2011.
The amended certification fees apply from 1 January 2012.
The amended fees are set out in the table below:
Amount of Amended Fee (GST Excluded)
Quota Fees EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat EU High Quality Beef US Beef and Veal
Variable Participation Fee (per tonne) $1.80 $1.80 $1.80
Fixed Participation Fee $5000.00 $1500.00 $2000.00
Brussels - Sea Freight $200.00 $200.00 Not Applicable
Brussels - Air Freight $150.00 $150.00 Not Applicable
All other existing quota management fees remain the same.
For the 2012 EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat TRQ and US Beef and Veal TRQ:
The quantum of the variable participation fees payable by each New Entrant and General Quota Holder will be notified
to those persons by the Board following the annual allocation of TRQ Allowances, and are due by 31 December 2011.
As above, these fees will be at the amended rate of $1.80 per tonne (GST exclusive).
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 Board’s website at
Dated at Wellington this 6th day of December 2011.
M. DUNLOP, Quota Manager, New Zealand Meat Board.