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Annual review 2024: Proposed changes to MPI’s cost recovery settings

Have your say

This consultation is about proposals for 3 fee and levy updates and a set of design changes in 9 areas to ensure appropriate charging for the services provided.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking your feedback on:

  • increases to the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) fees
  • increasing the ACVM levy
  • decreasing the circuit verification fee
  • 9 relatively small design changes around who pays and how.

Full details are in the consultation document.

Consultation opened on 2 February and closes on 8 March 2024.

Consultation document

Annual review 2024: Proposed changes to MPI’s cost recovery settings [PDF, 1.4 MB]

What's being proposed?



Proposed charge

ACVM levy



ACVM fees

$135 per hour

$247 per hour

Circuit fees



MPI is also proposing regulatory design changes to 9 other cost recovery settings.

Making your submission

We welcome submissions on the proposals contained in the consultation document. Submissions must be received by 5pm on 8 March 2024.

You can make a submission online, by email, or by post.

Online survey

Email your submission form

Download and complete the submission form.

Attach it to an email and send it to

Submission form [DOCX, 122 KB]

Post your submission form

Download, print, and complete the submission form [DOCX, 122 KB]

When you make your submission, include:

  • the title of this consultation (Annual Review 2024: Proposed changes to MPI’s cost recovery settings)
  • your name and title
  • your organisation’s name (if applicable) and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address, email).

Post it to:

Cost Recovery Directorate – Corporate Branch
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation