Fees & charges
You'll be charged for services provided by MPI and other service providers when you're exporting processed food.
Charges vary depending on what's in your processed foods
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) calculates fees on a cost-recovery basis. The charges that apply to your processed foods will depend on what ingredients your products contain. You'll need to check the exporting pages for each ingredient to find out the charges that may apply.
|Type of ingredient||Check this page for more information|
|Dairy||Fees and charges for exporting dairy products|
|Meat||Fees and charges for exporting meat products|
|Seafood||Fees and charges for exporting seafood products|
|Honey or bee products||Fees and charges for exporting honey or bee products|
|Eggs||Fees and charges for exporting egg products|
|Poultry meat||Fees and charges for exporting poultry meat products|
|Fruit and vegetables||Fees and charges for exporting fruit and vegetables|
|Grains, seeds, and nuts||Fees and charges for exporting grains, seeds and nuts|
|Organics||Fees and charges for exporting organics|
|Wine-based ingredients||Fees and charges for exporting fruit wine, cider and mead (this information also applies to New Zealand grape wine when it is included in a product)|
Free sale certificates and free sale statement costs
Some countries may not require an official assurance for processed food products. They may instead seek a free sale certificate (FSC) or free sale statement (FSS) to indicate the relationship of your product with New Zealand standards.
MPI will charge you $50 excluding GST ($57.50 including GST) for each free sale certificate and $32 excluding GST ($36.80 including GST) for each free sale statement.
Find out more
Who to contact
If you have questions about costs, email email@example.com.