Pursuant to section 5 of the Commodity Levies (Summerfruit) Order 2020, a levy has been imposed on, and shall be payable, by the producers of any summerfruit grown in New Zealand for sale or processing. A new levy rate has been introduced for processed fruit from 1 September 2020.
In accordance with section 11 of the Order, the Annual General Meeting held on the 15 July 2020 notice is hereby given that the following levy rates shall apply from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021:
- Cherries – 0.75% of Sales value
- Apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums and hybrids – 1.5% of Sales value
- Processed fruit – 0.5% of Sales value of all fruit types (excluding fruit sold to Heinz Watties for processing)
Dated at Wellington this 1st day of November 2020.
RICHARD PALMER, Chief Executive.