Fees and charges for exporting fruit wine, cider and mead

You'll be charged for services provided by MPI and other service providers when you're exporting fruit wine, cider, and mead.

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.

ServiceFee (excl GST)Fee (incl GST)

Registering as a wine exporter 

$135 $155.25
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.

Find out more

Who to contact

If you have any questions about costs, email wine.query@mpi.govt.nz.

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