Fees & charges – exporting
You may be required to pay for services provided by MPI. The indicative fees and charges listed below are calculated on a cost-recovery basis.
Further information about the regulations governing fees and charges can be found in the Policy & law section of the website.
General charges for exporters
Fees and levies associated with exporting vary depending on the products you export. Details of charges specific to each food sector can be found on the Fees & charges or Exporting pages of those sections.
General charges include:
- exporter registration – the fees are noted on the application forms
- the issue of official assurances
- use of E-cert – you can find information about this by clicking on E-cert in the left-hand menu and then Animal products E-cert or Dairy products E-cert.
Charges specific to exporting animal products
MPI runs an Export standards programme. Under the Animal Products Act 1999, operators are charged levies to cover this important work. You can find out more about these levies and the programme in the Animal products – general section of the website.
Charges specific to exporting dairy products
As well as levies for the Export standards programme that apply to all animal products, dairy exporters also pay charges if they participate in the Quota programme. This applies only to some destination countries. You can find out more about this in the Dairy section of the website. Refer to the pages, Dairy quota management and Fees & charges.
Charges specific to exporting wine
Exporter registration charges apply only to exporters of wine that is not made from New Zealand grapes, such as cider, mead and wines made from other kinds of fruit. You can find out more in the Wine section of the website.
Some grape wine exporters are eligible for funding assistance with the costs of testing wine intended for export. Refer to the Wine section of the website for further information.
Charges specific to exporting organic products
If you export organic products, you must register as an organics exporter. There is also a programme implementation fee for the Official Organic Assurance Programme (OOAP). You can find out about these and charges relating to export certificates for organic products in the Organics section of the website.