What our fees cover
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) calculates fees on a cost-recovery basis. Activities and services we charge for include:
- registering you as an exporter
- providing free sale certificates or advice statements for your products.
Not all the fees on this page may apply to you and there could be other charges not listed here – like storage and transport costs.
Registering as an exporter
To export fruit wine, cider, and mead, you need to register as a wine exporter. In some cases you may need to pay additional hourly rates for assessment services.
|Service||Fee (excl GST)||Fee (incl GST)|
Registering as a wine exporter
|Other administration services||$67.50, plus an hourly rate of $135 after the first 30 minutes||$77.63, plus an hourly rate of $155.25 after the first 30 minutes|
Free sale certificates and Free sale statement costs
There is no certification programme for fruit wine, cider, or mead products.
Some export markets may instead seek a free sale certificate (FSC) or a free sale statement (FSS) to confirm your fruit wine, cider, or mead products comply with New Zealand standards.
MPI will charge you $50 excluding GST ($57.50 including GST) for each FSC, and $32 excluding GST ($36.80 including GST) for each FSS.
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Who to contact
If you have any questions about costs, email firstname.lastname@example.org