Fees & charges

You'll be charged for services provided by MPI and other service providers when you're exporting New Zealand grape wine.


What our fees cover

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) calculates fees on a cost-recovery basis. Activities and services we may charge exporters for include:

  • setting standards for wine export
  • registering or updating a wine standards management plan.

Not all the fees on this page may apply to you and there may be other charges not listed here.

Levy for larger wine exporters

MPI charges a levy to wine businesses exporting more than 200,000 litres of wine in a financial year. This levy pays for services like:

  • determining whether wine is eligible for export
  • providing statements of export eligibility
  • issuing official assurances for export wine
  • setting export standards and requirements for wine export
  • notifying or making available market access requirements
  • compliance and systems audit activities related to export

Charges for exporters of more than 200,000 litres of wine 

Annual levyCharge (excl GST)Charge (incl GST)
Exporters of more than 200,000 litres of wine  $0.01 a litre $0.0115 a litre

MPI sends out invoices at the end of each financial quarter to wine exporters. You'll be billed in October, January, April and July for the previous quarter. Your first invoice each year will not be sent until the total due reaches $500 – or, if you do not reach $500, by 30 June.

Wine standards management plan

If you want to export New Zealand grape wine, it must be made under a wine standards management plan (WSMP).

If you're the wine producer or packager, you'll need to pay MPI to register or amend your WSMP. If you're exporting wine made by someone else, you won't need your own WSMP.

Activity type Charge (excl GST)Charge (incl GST)
WSMP registration  $193.75, plus an hourly rate of $155 an hour after the first hour and a quarter $222.81, plus an hourly rate of $178.25 an hour after the first hour and a quarter
WSMP amendment  $77.50, plus an hourly rate of $155 after the first 30 minutes $89.13, plus an hourly rate of $178.25 after the first 30 minutes

Verification services

You will have to pay MPI or another verification provider to verify your WSMP each year.

More information about verification charges is on the New Zealand Legislation website:

Find out more

Who to contact

If you have questions about MPI's fees and charges for exporting wine, email wine.query@mpi.govt.nz.

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