WELCOME TO THE
OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR
NEW ZEALAND AVOCADOS
Take me to the Consumer Website >
AIC on YouTube AIC on Twitter AIC on Facebook Follow us on >

Funding


NZAGA and AIC collect funds through the Commodity Levy, the Export Systems fee and Export Registration fees.

The Commodity Levy is set every six years and operates under the Commodity Levy Order for Avocados, within the Commodity Levy Act.

The Commodity Levy for fresh avocados sold in the New Zealand market is collected at the first point of sale and is a maximum of 3% of the sale price. Local Marketers act as a collection agent and forward the levy to NZAGA on a monthly basis. 

The Commodity Levy for export avocados is collected per tray exported and is deducted by the exporter from the grower return. Under the current Order, this levy  is set with a maximum of 50c per export tray.

Growers vote annually on the Commodity Levy rate for the following season at the NZAGA Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Commodity Levy funds the following activity:

    • Governance
    • Administration and management
    • Grower communications
    • Promotion
    • Research

An Export Systems Fee is charged per tray exported and is deducted by your exporter from your grower return and forwarded to AIC monthly. The Export Systems Fee is approved annually by growers at a AGM.

All growers intending to export their fruit must register with AIC annually, prior to their fruit being exported. Pack houses and Exporters must also register with AIC annually. Registration fees apply.

In order for avocados to be exported, the grower, pack house and exporter must all be registered with AIC.

The Export Systems Fee and Export Registration fees fund the following activity:

  • Export and quality systems including operational research
  • Research projects and participation in other research programmes; e.g. PGP, MBIE
  • Biosecurity and market access
  • Governance
levies and fees for the 2016-17 season:


(i) Commodity Levy for fresh avocados sold in the New Zealand market,  3% of the market value at the first point of sale.
(ii) For fresh export volume:

  • Commodity Levy:
                      - 20 cents per tray promotions
                      - 15 cents per tray other export activity
  • 8.5 cents per tray Export Systems fee for exports to Australia
  • 0.0 cents per tray Export Systems fee for exports outside Australia
  • 1 cent market access fee

(iii) For avocados exported for processing:

  • Commodity Levy:
                     - 15 cents per tray other export activity
  • 1 cent per tray market access fee 

(iiii) No levy is charged on processed fruit sold in the New Zealand market.

The Commodity Levy Order sets the maximum rates payable by the grower. The actual rate for the following year are set at each Annual General Meeting, and may be lower than the maximum allowed for in the Order.

 

 

Consumers | Links | Contact Us