Fees and charges for dairy

Find out what fees you may be charged by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) or approved external agencies.

About fees and charges

This page covers the fees charged to the dairy industry. Services you may need to pay for include registering your risk management programme (RMP) or getting your food control plan (FCP) approved.

For more information about why we charge fees, refer to fees and charges overview

Fees and charges for dairy

This table shows the main fees charged to the dairy industry. Details of all fees, charges, and levies to the dairy industry are in the regulations.

Animal Products (Dairy Industry Fees, Charges, and Levies) Regulations 2015

 

Service

Cost (excl. GST)

Approval services

$135 for each application

Compliance and monitoring services

$135 plus
$135 each hour after the first 30 minutes

Minor amendments to RMPs
Approval of maintenance compounds

$67.50

Other functions, powers or duties

$67.50 plus
$135 each hour after the first 30 minutes

Verification inspection and audits

$135 plus
$135 each hour after the first hour

Application for product disposition

$135 plus
$135 each hour after the first hour

Charges for exporting and importing

You may also need to pay for some other services, such as charges related to exporting or importing dairy products.

Find out about fees and charges for dairy exports

Find out about fees and charges for importing dairy

Animal products levies

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) charges all dairy processors a levy for its services. This is based on the amount of raw milk solids the processor collects each financial year.

The levy recovers the costs of providing services to dairy processors, such as:

  • monitoring programmes for dairy products to ensure consumer safety
  • monitoring and management of systems performance
  • developing and maintaining New Zealand standards.

Levy

Cost (excl GST)

Annual levy for small dairy processors (with a farm dairy RMP that collected up to 151,000kg of raw milk solids in the last financial year)

$400

Annual levy for large dairy processors (with a farm dairy RMP that collected more than 151,000kg of raw milk solids in the last financial year)

Formula based on amount processed

 

Find out more about calculating Animal Products Act (APA) 1999 levies

Who to contact

If you have questions about fees and levies for dairy processors, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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